By Pamela N. Ssebuggwawo
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has today started providing Mobile Employment Services through buses in Musanze District reaching out to over 200 youths.
Officiating the launch of this crucial service Gilbert Agaba, the Chief Skills Office at RDB said that he was hopeful that the mobile centres for employment will make the Rwandan youth more employable and match the labour market.
“These mobile centres for employment will enable the youth to understand the required skills needed on the labour market as we seek to increase employment opportunities. In addition, through this platform, information is packaged in such a way that both job seekers and employers can find the right job matches,” observed Agaba.
The buses used by RDB through its Chief Skills Office support the already existing Employment Service Centres located in Musanze, Kigali and Huye regions by reaching out to the unemployed in remote areas of the country, said the RDB statement released today.
“This is in line with the government’s target to curb unemployment and create 1.5 million jobs by 2024,” added the statement.
The youth are equipped with laptops and printers, allowing people to search for jobs on RDB’s online job portal, kora.rw as well as receive career guidance from employment professionals.