Barclays plans to create 25,000 jobs in three years

Mr Maina.
Barclays Bank Tanzania (BBT) is focusing to create 25,000 jobs in the next three years after coming up with a programme that is designed to uplift the life, entrepreneurial and financial skills for youth below 35 years.

The programme, targets the three skills to equip the beneficiaries appropriate business tools, centred to reach youth of between 10 and 35 years olds who are in and out of schools countrywide.

The BBT's Managing Director, Mr Kihara Maina, who describes the project as 'very exciting approach' because it simply facilitates beneficiaries to manage and start their own companies.

 "[It is] a very exciting approach," Mr Maina told the 'Daily News' in an interview, "as we equip youth with necessary skills needed to manage their money." 

He said under the project "we recognised that no one can find a job, but you don't need to be employed while you can employ yourself."

However, the MD could not give the exact date for the project to be launched.

"We haven't yet bedded down the details things but we  are at high level are putting final details on the project," Mr Maina, who was appointed last year to take BBT wheel, said over the weekend.

The project aims to reach 60,000 people in the next three and so years after being launched. 

The idea behind is to increase the number of people who have access to financial services but also pushing the economic wheel forward.

It also target to create the future responsible corporate society who pay their taxes while are proud of their responsibility to the Standard public as good citizenship.

"If they make profit, pay taxes  we push up the economy to the right direction and that is what we want," Mr Maina said.
Source: The Daily News,http://dailynews.co.tz
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