Partnership paves way for youths to secure jobs


A MEMORANDUM of understanding (MoU) between a joint venture company and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) signed on Tuesday in Kokopo, East New Britain (ENB), will open doors for the employment to youths, an official says.
SMEs in ENB, New Ireland and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Arob) gathered in Kokopo to seal the partnership with joint venture company Tehilla Universal Engineering Services.
Tehilla managing director Jeanmark Valiliu said the five-year project partnership and MoU between his company, Nupman Holdings Ltd, a Ok Tedi landowner company, and the SME companies subcontracted purposely to do manpower recruitment for the Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) over the next five years.
Valiliu MoU will open doors for employment in the New Guinea Islands.
“Any students or youths who have completed some form of education training or you have attended technical and vocational education and training (Tvet) schools and are qualified in trades such as building and construction, carpentry, civil works, plant equipment hire, operations, plumbing, electrical and other national recognised certificates under the Tvet sector should come through these SMEs,” he said.
Valiliu said the applicants were required to provide their updated curriculum vitae, police and medical clearance with their school documents and deliver them to the Bismark Distributors and Agents and New Guinea Debts Recovery Solution Ltd where their applications would be screened and sent to Tehilla.
Kokopo-based Bismark Distributors and Agents and New Guinea Debts Recovery Solution Ltd is the SME that will be spearheading the recruiting team.
Valiliu said they were happy to work with the SMEs and they could extend that business opportunity.
“We need to support our potential youths so that they also will help us grow the local economy so that we cut down on taxes and other expenses,” he said.
Nupman Holdings Ltd chairman Samuel Hotip said the company was looking to venture into more than 30 business opportunities.
Hotip said the company was established to participate as a local and regional supplier with the objective to support OTML operations. The small-to-medium enterprises that were part of the MoU include New Guinea Debts Recovery Solution Ltd, Annaluk Building and Maintenance, Bismark Distributors and Agents, Fredsa Building and Maintenance, Edmark Building Construction, Freda logistics, Tehilla Universal Hire Car Ltd and Kavieng Forwarding Ltd.

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