Teveta cries foul


Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) has warned its trainers under Informal Sector Programme to stop the tendency of stealing training machines and materials for trainees at different institutions in the country.

Tevata has said the tendency is militating against efforts to equip the youth and women with technical skills for them to engage in business and earn a living.

Tevata Executive Director, Ndione Chauluka, spoke yesterday in Mzuzu when Teveta launched a training programme for police officers’ spouses and women in uniform at the Northern Region Police Headquarters.


Chauluka said his office receives many complaints about the missing machines and other materials which Tevata provides into institutions.

“Let me warn trainers of Informal Sector Programme not to take these materials as personal property. These are materials to be used by trainees,” Chauluka said.

Northern Region Police Commissioner, Martha Suwedi, commended Tevata for the initiative, arguing the training will empower women to be independent economically.


Suwedi, however, asked the trainees not to steal the machines and materials in order to help other women to come.

“Many police spouses are not working and this initiative will boost the economy of many families with in police camp. However, do not think these spouses cannot steal. Some people do not think of others and tomorrow. Therefore, we promise to handle the machines properly so that many women should benefit,” Suwedi said.

Tevata has pumped in K3.2 million for the programme and 100 women will be trained in tailoring and baking.

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