Dual training as the starting signal for local production
A quarter of the planned production volume is intended to cover the company’s own needs. The remaining production will be sold to domestic companies and exported to the East African market. Once the new facility reaches full capacity, DAU can employ up to 1,500 workers.
Together with the Butajira TVET centre, DESTA PLC wants to set up a three-month, state-approved dual training programme. The company will provide rooms with the necessary equipment and machinery. The trainees will first receive theoretical and practical instruction at the Butajira TVET centre before undergoing practical training at the DAU. Within 20 months, up to 2,000 young people can receive officially recognised certificates. DESTA PLC intends to employ around 75% of the first graduates.
DESTA PLC is planning to invest 7.54 million euros for the construction of the new factory and the training programme. The Facility Investing for Employment
grants a subsidy of 2.54 million euros (34%).
The Facility Investing for Employment of KfW Development Bank is part of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). With its support, it wants to remove barriers that prevent the creation of new and better jobs in the private sector.