N West state land for unemployed youth

2014-06-29 17:45
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo congratulate Thandi Modise after being elected as the chair of the National Council of Provinces. (GCIS)

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo congratulate Thandi Modise after being elected as the chair of the National Council of Provinces. (GCIS)

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Mmabatho - To create sustainable income for the unemployed, the North West provincial government will allocate all state owned farms in the province to community members, especially for the establishment of youth co-operatives.

During his State of the Province address in Mmabatho on Friday, Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the allocation will be part of his administration's strategy to revive agriculture as a priority sector for economic development and addressing youth unemployment.

“Government will provide seeds and implements, and ensure that state hospitals procure all their required supplies from these cooperatives. The allocation is planned for roll-out over the next three years,” said Mahumapelo.

He said other programmes to benefit the youth include the introduction of the Ikatisong Youth Training and Incubation Programme to reinforce the Expanded Public Works Programme.

“This approach will ensure that the youth programmes are not only sustainable, but also expose the young people to enterprise-based skills which will allow them to migrate into gainful employment or self-employment beyond government programmes,” Mahumapelo said.

Mahumapelo said the youth mobilisation programmes will also benefit 7 600 youth who will also be linked to Community Development Work opportunities and skill development programmes.

He also announced that American technology company IBM will be piloting a programme in partnership with both the provincial government and the North West University's Mahikeng campus to roll-out E-Skilling to young people in the province.

Mahumapelo's spokesperson, Sam Mokaila, said the E-Skilling project will start in Mahikeng before being rolled out to other parts of the province.

“A provincial youth skills development centre is also to be launched by the end of the year in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District to absorb 1 000 young people to be trained in various trades.

Upon completion of training, trainees will be linked to job opportunities in the market,” said Mokaila.
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