President Mnangagwa launches Management Training Bureau

by | Apr 9, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba
President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched today the Management Training Bureau (MTB).

MTB is a government organisation under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation Science and Technology Development established in 1984 under Zimbabwe Manpower Development Act (Chapter 28 : 02).

President Mnangagwa said this achievement is commendable and gives impetus towards our unlocking human capital and skills development for the robust implementation of National Development Strategy 1 and ultimately the attainment of Vision 2030.

“Arguably, one of the most important assets a country can have is it’s human capital. Zimbabwe hard working, honest and peace-loving people are indeed great assets and a vital core in our sustained economic growth, industrialisation and modernisation agenda,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa also made reference to other countries whose citizens have dedicated themselves to developing their own countries.

“Russians develop Russia, Chinese develop China, Americans develop America, the Japanese develop Japan. “Zimbabweans can not be an exception,” he added.

The launch of the MTB falls perfectly right into the planned implementation of the elaborated vision of a middle income economy by 2030 as it supplies the skilled manpower that the nation is in deficit of.

“As you may recall in 2018 our country adopted a national vision who’s attainment is anchored on our human capital to drive production, productivity and profitability.

This entails appropriate investments in skilled manpower and harnessing intellectual capacity and various competencies across all sectors of the economy,” said President Mnangagwa.

He said his administration has transformed and reconfigured the education system to promote inventions
“2018 National Critical Skills Audit revealed that despite having a high literacy rate of 94 percent Zimbabwe has 38 percent skills availability level and a deficit of 68 percent in natural and applied sciences. We must therefore address this deficit,” said President Mnangagwa

Director for Hospitality and Support Services at MTB, Commissioner Nancy Matshe says the institute has since been transformed into a 21st century entrepreneurship incubation centre with the best aptitude programmes enhancing the three Ls of this century , namely; Learning, Literacy in Technology and Lifelong Skills.

“We are now implementing programmes that are more focused on what industry and society at large need to learn and to know rather than simply what we wish to teach,” she said