Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has launched the first digital skills training program targeting to align the country’s youth to the 4th industrial revolution wave.
Speaking at the launch of the project at the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) headquarters in the capital Gaborone on Friday, Masisi said the project is part of the efforts to turn the economy from a resource-driven to knowledge-based economy.
“We want the best for you (youth),” said Masisi addressing 500 young adults breaking new ground of digital skills training in Botswana.
“The fact that you are pioneers in this program, set yourself apart from the rest,” said the president, adding that his administration wants youth to help the country adapt to technology.
“We are keen that in every government institution, we have some significant semblance of disruptive innovation to keep ourselves relevant,” said Masisi.
“You need to come and help us,” he added. Enditem