In line with government’s thrust and focus of developing an entrepreneurial culture amongst the youth and women, a dairy management course was launched at Kaguvi Training Centre in Gweru by the Minister of Women and Youth Affairs Cde Sithembiso Nyoni.
“Vocational training centres are very important batwana besikolo because they groom you to be yourself to create employment, to get a skill so that you don’t depend on anybody else. I hope they also groom you to start your own business rather than from here you go and look for a job,” she said.
Cde Nyoni commended the dairy course which she launched at Kaguvi Training Centre saying it is designed to enhance the capacity of trainees and at the same time benefitting the surrounding communities.
“I am very happy in that this vocational training centre is already servicing the communities around. I understand you are milking every day and selling the milk to the community with some of the women having taken that as their business, so well done,” noted Minister Nyoni.
The dairy management course is aimed at increasing the national raw milk output in a sustainable manner by providing technology and equipment as well as training existing farm owners, dairy farm managers as well as training future dairy farmers.
Currently, the country is experiencing milk deficits as farmers struggle to meet the national demand forcing the country to import milk and some dairy products.
After the launch of the dairy management course, the training institution will soon embark on its dairy project following a donation of state of the art equipment and a dairy herd from a local company based in Kwekwe.