Govt allocates 100bn/- for 36 VETA centres

THE government has set aside some 100bn/- for construction of Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) colleges in 36 districts in 2022/2023 financial year.

The gesture is meant to churn out a big number of human resources with skills for sustainable industrial development.

This was announced at the weekend by the Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Omary Kipanga while addressing a public rally at Inyonga Township in Mlele district of Katavi region.

“The government has already allocated over 100bn/- to facilitate building of 36 VETA centers in 36 districts this financial year.

The deputy minister explained that administratively the country has 139 districts, adding that VETA colleges have been built in 77 districts

“So far 62 districts have no VETA colleges of which this financial year the government has set aside 100bn/- to construct 36 vocational training colleges  ” explained the deputy minister.

He further told the gathering that Mlele district is among the 36 districts which the government is going to construction vocational training colleges in 2022/23 financial year.

“So far I have been informed that Mlele district authority has allocated 200 acres for the construction of the project,” said Mr Kipanga.

Equally, the deputy minister further called upon parents and guardians to take their youths to the colleges already built in the country to acquire skills that will enable them get employment or in self employed by establishing small factories.

On his part Mlele District Commissioner, Mr Filberto Sanga said VETA colleges help in providing solution to the unemployment challenges adding that when the youths acquire various skills they can employ them.



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