Botswana: BAC, CSBT Empowers Palapye Youth

| June 30, 2016

The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mr Moiseraele Goya, has commended Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) and Centre for Business and Secretarial Training (CSBT) for empowering the youth.

Officially opening a week long business skills workshop in Palapye on June 27, Mr Goya said the programme equipped people with knowledge and skills that would enable them make a transition in the world of business and prepare them to run sustainable income generating projects.

He said the workshop came at an opportune time when Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) projects were gaining momentum countrywide.

He also informed the participants that the task of making Botswana a better country could not be shouldered by government alone, hence urging the private sector as the engine for economic growth to come on board.

Mr Goya commended BAC and CSBT for filling the gaps and improving livelihoods through skills development.

He said although BAC had its own challenges, it was not deterred from responding positively to the request of assisting with the workshop.

Mr Goya said the two institutions would be counted amongst those who made contributions to creating more opportunities for self-employment, tackling poverty and lessening the people's dependence on government.

The workshop was also aimed at imparting skills such as effective communication in business and other basic business operating skills such as networking and office management.

Acting head of marketing and business communications at BAC, Ms Monei Nthebolang said BAC was concerned with the issues of unemployment, therefore was helping address this challenge by empowering young people with business skills to help them set their own enterprises or grow their businesses.

She said BAC would keep partnering with other stakeholders to address challenges facing young people.

Source: Botswana Daily News

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