Technical Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) has asked traditional leaders in Mwanza to encourage their subjects to venture into entrepreneurship.
The authority’s acting executive director Modesto Gomani said this on Friday during a meeting with traditional leaders.
He said: “The authority offers entrepreneurial skills that can improve people’s livelihoods.
“So, we engaged the chiefs because they are influential figures in their communities; therefore, they are key stakeholders in identifying economic needs of their subjects.”
Gomani also said they have developed informal programmes to address economic challenges facing particular communities.
In his remarks, Senior Chief Kanduku Maseko said the meeting was an eye-opener.
“This is the first time we have interacted with the organisation to know what they can offer our subjects,” he said.
The chief pledged his support towards the initiative, saying he will mobilise his subjects to form groups so that they can apply for trainings of their choice.
On his part, Mwanza district director of planning and development Ernest Kadzokoya urged the chiefs to encourage their subjects to benefit from the programme offered by the authority for free.
“The council secretariat alone cannot reach every corner of the district with the awareness on the initiative; hence, involving the chiefs in the exercise,” said Kadzokoya.