Published: 22 July 2014
An Indian proverb says, “Society is a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are dead, and those who are to be born.” The maxim stresses the importance of partnership for long-term societal and national development.
Considering the required of technical, vocational and entrepreneurship skills for the economic diversification strategy government is pursuing to attain economic targets envisaged in the long term Vision 2030 and other medium and short term objectives in the Millennium Development Goals, Industrialisation and Job Creation Strategy, among others. The required technical skills are however dice in Zambia, to the dismal performance of many economic sectors where such skills are pertinent in driving infrastructural, national and economic development.