Kinshasa, March 18th, 2021 (CPA) – The new Japanese ambassador in DRC, Minami Hiroyuki, promised his country’s support to DRC in the field of vocational training, in particular, during his first working visit on Wednesday, at the provincial directorate of the National Institute for Vocational Preparation (INPP) located at 11th Street in Limete municipality.
On this occasion, the Japanese diplomat said he was satisfied with the existing management at INPP, saluting, in passing, the success recorded and the necessary contribution of the Institute in social life as well as in the development of Congolese companies.
The diplomat also said that he had previously visited INPP operating sites in Goma and Bukavu, respectively the respective capitals of Nord and Sud Kivu. In these two centers, the Japanese cooperation, which built buildings for INPP, also offered equipment, he said before reassuring that the expected new government will release a new line and we will walk side by side with the Congolese, he concluded. For his part, the general director of INPP, Maurice Tshikuya Kayembe, emphasized the loyalty of the partnership with Japan through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the training component professional.
Japan, he noted, is a partner that has been able to transfer technology and skills in addition to providing equipment that has greatly contributed to improving management and training a workforce skilled labor meeting the needs of Congolese companies. In this regard, ADG of INPP who was accompanied by his deputy general director, Claudine Ndusi, recalled the priority axes of Japanese cooperation in favor of its public establishment.
This mainly concerns the training of trainers, some 300 of whom have been requalified in Japan, the construction of reception infrastructures and the supply of equipment, areas in which Japan’s support has been exemplary, said the general director who pleaded, on this occasion, for a continuation of this cooperation thanks to which the institute currently fully plays its role of lever of the Congolese economy by the formation of human capital.
Thus he also recalled that thanks to Japanese support, the number of people trained per year has so far increased to 56,000 against 2,700 when INPP was created in 1964.
Previously, the Japanese ambassador had visited some workshops at the Institute, in particular those of electricity, refrigeration and air conditioning as well as that of motorization.
In this last workshop, hundreds of people had already been trained by INPP and are currently repair specialists for the majority Japanese brand vehicles on Congolese roads to date. The ADG of INPP also informed his host of the very high rate of social reintegration offered by the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, which also benefited from support from Japanese cooperation. ACP/Kayu