Human skills development key to the successful implementation of the NDS1

HUMAN skills development has been cited as one of the pillars to the successful implementation of the National Development Strategy One (NDS1).
After the successful implementation of the Transitional Stabilisation Programme(TSP) which has brought economic stability, government launched the National Development Strategy One (NDS1) which is set to guide Zimbabwe’s economic growth policies to achieve an annual growth rate of at least five percent over the next five years.
However, that can only be made possible if the country owns the relevant human and technical skills to support the strategy.
Speaking at the Institute of Administration and Commerce 27th graduation ceremony in Harare, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Professor Fanuel Tagwira, who was represented by Chief Director in the Ministry Jacob Gonese underscored the need to upgrade human talent and skills which is key in attaining the aspirations of NDS1.
“The government appreciates the role private sector institutions are playing to produce graduates with modern skills that are relevant in a modern economy and the successful implementation of the National Development Strategy will be underpinned by a large human skills base,” he said.
Institute of Administration and Commerce Chief Executive Officer Farai Dube pledged to introduce programmes that cater for the needs of an upper middle-income country.
“The IAC is determined to contribute to the attainment of Vision 2030 and in that regard we are upgrading our program offering so that we match the human skills demand of an upper middle income country,” said Dube.
Zimbabwe is in a strong position to achieve its development aspirations of an upper middle income economy by 2030, given its rich human resource base.

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