Gaolathe in Malaysia for Smart Partnership meet

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The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Baledzi Gaolathe is in Malaysia attending a poverty-reduction conference on behalf of President Festus Mogae.

The conference is the 8th edition of the Langkawi International Dialogue 2007 (LID2007).
The theme for this year's meeting, which started yesterday and ends tomorrow, is "Poverty Reduction Through Human Capital Development and Capacity Building".
Since its inception, the aim of the LID has been to promote principles of smart partnership among nations, nationalities, governments, business and communities.

Smart partnership is a concept that promotes networking, exchanging ideas, importing knowledge, and trading with and extending support to one another for mutual benefit.
LID is part of the Smart Partnership Dialogue series implemented by the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM) to promote partnership between both the public and the private sector.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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