In a bid to address the shortage of traffic officers and to increase their visibility in the province, the North West Department of Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison has contracted about 20 unemployed men and women below the age of 35 years for a twelve months learnership programme on Road Traffic Law Enforcement (NQL 4).
The recruitment follows the Department’s commitment to intensify traffic law enforcement operations and increasing visibility of law enforcement officers in an effort to reduce road accidents and fatalities on all major roads in the province.
The contracted individuals will go through a theoretical and practical training in different traffic management levels for the duration of the course while at the Traffic Management College in Limpopo.
The province is currently faced with a huge challenge of shortage of traffic officers and it intends to recruit and encourage more young unemployed men and women to address the challenge.
The Departmental MEC Nono Maloyi said the contracted men and women must ensure that they complete the course as the province is investing on the skills which they will acquire during the programme.
“The province is already investing on your skills and we are expecting you to come and make the provincial roads safer to travel on.”
“Learnership programme is one of the programmes we are using as government to
address the shortage of traffic officers and we intend to recruit more young people as this will also reduce the high number of unemployment in the country which is one of the country’s priorities this year,” concluded Maloyi.
Speaking on behalf of the contracted learners, Lorato Jood said they will join forces together and work as a team to put the province on the map.
She said they will do their best to ensure that they enforce road traffic law to reduce road carnages in the province upon their return.