The premier underscored the need for big construction companies to collaborate with small construction firms when implementing different projects, to enable small contractors to gain experience.
Majaliwa was speaking on Saturday after touring different construction projects including the ongoing expansion of a district hospital in Ruangwa district, Lindi region. He said that since contractors are paid well by the government, they are responsible for quality of the buildings.
He urged contractors to recruit labourers from surrounding communities as a way of creating jobs.
“The government cannot provide jobs to every youth. Jobs are created through a number of projects where youth are recruited as casual labourers,” Majaliwa said, asking the labourers to work diligently to be considered in other projects.
Youth working with big construction companies are likely to gain experience and become good technicians in future, he stated.
Meanwhile, a sub-contractor at the Ruangwa district hospital project, Hamisi Ali thanked the government for initiating such projects which help in creating jobs.
Ali appealed to youth to grab the various job opportunities at construction projects to generate income.
During his visit, the PM also inspected construction progress of the district’s new offices, warehouses and expansion of Lucas Maria girls’ secondary school.