By Solomon McGarrell
The Board of Industrial Training (BIT), will soon commence training programmes in the Upper -Berbice, Region 10 community of Kwakwani, to push women and youth empowerment in the community. This was recently disclosed to residents at a community meeting that was held at the Kwakwani Recreational Centre. Present were Prime Minister, Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips; Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament, Sheila Veerasammy.
While imploring the women of the community to empower themselves financially, Veerasammy relayed, that the Ministry of Human Services and Social Protection in collaboration with BIT, will be rolling out several training programmes soon. These include courses in Information Communication Technology (ICT), Caring for the Elderly and Entrepreneurial Skills.
Since Kwakwani is relatively a logging and mining community, to better equip its youths with the skills needed to serve in these industries, Minister Hamilton related that youths will be trained in heavy-duty equipment operation and other requisite skills set.
In an effort to accelerate development, Minister Hamilton said several officers will be stationed in Kwakwani. These include one Coop Officer, one Labour Officer, One Occupational Health and Safety Officer and one Board of Industrial Training Officer.
The visiting delegation also visited the communities of Ituni, Hururu and Ladernsville.