Fifteen (15) Zambian youth contractors have been selected to undergo an intensive construction capacity building training in Egypt.
The construction capacity building training has been ongoing with other countries like Tanzania, Rwanda with Zambia becoming the latest country to benefit from the program.
The Egyptian Government has been running the training in various engineering fields of constructions in order to equip youths with an understanding of the construction engineering trends in specialisation and transferable skills,networking,experience,capacity building as well for cultural and socio exchange
Zambia Association of youth Contractors and Suppliers President Thomas Kamawe has since commended the Egyptian Government for the opportunity that has been extended to Zambian youths Contractors further thanking government for creating opportunities for youths in the country.
“As youths, this training has really come at a right time when there has been a need to restore confidence in our local contractors by moving away from under-performance and shoddy works in construction projects” Mr Kamawe said.
He notes that economic growth depends on good service delivery, hence the need for an equipped knowledgeable contractor and hoped that the knowledge that will be learnt from the trip which is scheduled for May this year will reciprocate to other youth Contractors.
And Egyptian chairman of international future foundation Dr engineer Mohamed Ismail Ibrahim who is the delegation leader is happy with the progress made towards the training program and expressed the need for Africa to develop its infrastructure and urged the locals to be at the centre of development agenda.
Meanwhile, Nasser Fellowship for Transformational Leadership Zambia Leader and SAMASAT SADC advisor engineer Edward Ndalama expressed delight in this opportunity created for Zambian youths urging them to accelerate momentum to attain vision 2030 and beyond.