Employment issues kept in focus with extension of RTTL talk show series Dalan ba Hetan Empregu
Media Release: 23 September 2021, Dili 11.00am
Today in Dili President of Radio and Television of East Timor (RTTL E.P.), Snr. José António Belo and Workforce Development Program Timor-Leste (WDPTL) Team Leader, Snr. Kirk Gibson signed an agreement extending a new TV Talk show ‘Dalan ba Hetan Empregu’ until June 2022.
The Talk show is an initiative of the Secretariat of State for Training and Employment (SEFOPE) and WDPTL, providing a platform for voices and ideas focused on pathways to employment for Timor-Leste’s growing youth population. Guests to date include H.E. Jose Ramos Horta, Snr. Alararico do Rosario, Secretary of State for SEFOPE, the CEO of BNCTL and the chief of staff of the Office of the Prime Minister.
At the signing ceremony President of Radio and Television of East Timor (RTTL E.P.), Snr. José António Belo said, “We are very happy to sign this agreement with WDPTL, as through this agreement we will improve Dalan ba Hetan Empregu TV talk show program that can inspire our youth and to remind our government sector.”
The Dalan ba Hetan Empregu Talkshow is on air fortnightly on RTTL, Wednesday’s at 8pm. Up and coming shows will explore the role of employers, cooperatives, the training system, youth groups, the church, civil society and political leaders in addressing the unemployment challenge and securing pathways to decent work.
Talkshow moderator and Employment Specialist, Geraldo Ximenes said ‘With the pandemic impacting employment rates, combined with a rise in young Timorese entering the job market and Presidential elections next year the Talkshow series provides a timely forum to hold conversations to identify sustainable solutions to Timor-Leste’s unemployment challenges.
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