A total of 29 artisans and entrepreneurs in the Southern Region were recently trained in technical and entrepreneurial skills as way of ensuring that they are able to run their business ventures effectively, courtesy of the Technical, Entrepreneurial Vocational Education and Training (TEVETA) and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (SMEDI.

St. John Paul II Leadership and IT Institute in Blantyre Friday 15th August hosted an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Seminar aimed at bringing together IT students and captains of the industry.

Principal of the hosting institution Brother Henry Ibrahim highlighted the seminar was aimed at creating a conducive environment for the students and the industry to interact, share ideas and opportunities that lie in the broad field of ICT.

Proper safety procedures could help save lives and equipment in various workplaces, said TEVETA Board Chairman, Reverend Dr. Osborne Joda Mbewe.

Dr Joda Mbewe made the remarks recently at Miracle Training Centre in Karonga when he closed a week-long training on Occupational Health and Safety for 17 participants drawn from Small and Medium Scale Mines in Northern Region. Dr Joda Mbewe said there was need for small and medium miners to be equipped with proper Safety Measures and Health practices in order to make mining a safe occupation.