Rwanda ICT Ministry Roots For Field Specialty

prostate geneva;”>Permanent Secretary Rosemary Mbabazi on Wednesday while visiting Amizero Training Center (ATC) in Kayonza District, look Eastern Province, sale assured the youth they “can achieve anything they want in life by embracing the culture of working hard.”

Amizero Training Center (ATC) is a technical school where youth get skills in carpentry, welding, plumbing, tailoring, cooperative management, hotel and services.

“The Government of Rwanda introduced a fund to help the youth and women boost their projects where the youth grouped in cooperatives are required a guarantee equal to 25percent of the total cost of their project and 75percent will be guaranteed by the fund as a loan,” she said.

“I therefore urge you to approach COOJAD and SACCO’s to access easily these facilities,” stressed PS Mbabazi.

PS Rosemary Mbabazi at Amizero Training Center

The strategy, dubbed “Women and Youth Access to Finance,” was developed by the Ministry of Youth and ICT in conjunction with the Ministry of Gender and Family promotion with Busi­ness Development Fund (BDF) and Rwanda Cooperative Agen­cy (RCA) to address the manage­rial and financial challenges.

Director of Amizero Training Center, John Bideri said ATC has a social component where they train local residents on how they can embrace modern farming, and create their own jobs by providing start up kits to help them start generating revenues.

He commended the government of Rwanda and funding partners of the training center for their continued support.

The Permanent Secretary also visited the Youth engaged in small Income Generating Activities (IGA) mainly in agribusiness, boutiques and transport in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District where a group of young people with the support of EDC Akazi Kanoze started generating revenues in starting selling different products.

PS in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi (R) with Amizero Training Center Srudents

Fidele Kavamahanga from Gahanga told the permanent secretary that in their group which was formed last year in May, they have been able to accumulate more than one million Rwandan francs.


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