Tanga regional commissioner Chiku Gallawa has advised private security companies in the region to employ the youth, who did national service training to get skilled and credible security guards.
She said this at the weekend, when addressing a passing out ceremony of 425 servicemen and women at Kabuku 835 KJ National Service Camp in Tanga region.
“We advise private security companies to start employing the youth trained by the National Service department because they are capable of handling security issues, while at work,” said Gallawa.
She noted that, the majority of the youth from the National Service were trained to be patriotic and serve their nation.
"We have experienced theft cases in areas where private security companies are operating. All this is caused by employing unskilled people in the field. It is high time now for them to recruit the youth from National Service camps...they are better suited to the job," she insisted.
Earlier, head of the School of Air Defence (Base Commander) Brig-Gen Matata Mangwamba had asked the RC to secure employment for the youth, who had completed national service training.
He said after the passing out some of the youth would go out to communities, advising the regional authority to create employment opportunities for them.
For his part, 835 KJ Kabuku National Service commanding officer Maj Mohamed Mketo said the six-month 50th independence anniversary operation training started with 435 recruits but 10 of them could not complete the training programme due to various reasons.