Rwanda has joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Labor Day in ceremonies that took place in Special Economic Zone. The Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi who presided over the ceremony has said that Rwanda’s policies of emphasizing vocational education in TVET schools will act as deliberate solution in addressing the issue of joblessness.
The ceremony has been attended by top government officials including ministers and Kigali city mayor.
Premier Murekezi has requested investors to produce high quality products competitive at international market other than expecting such products from outside.
“People with strength to work must stand and work hard with commitment. They have to properly execute their work to make self-progress and the country in general. This will help us to achieve the performance contract of becoming self-sufficient in Made in Rwanda products,” he said.
He noted that a lot has been achieved but stressed the need of focusing on creation of new jobs.
Statistics indicate that 9% of city dwellers are jobless while 14% among university graduates remain unemployed but promising to be reduced over expected school curricula putting emphasis on vocational training that will have a direct bearing on job creation.