By Nonoy Lacson
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The government of Sulu is determined to adopt appropriate measures to uplift the living condition of the people in the province who have been trapped in poverty for decades.
Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan said his government was seeking appropriate and effective measures that can uplift the living condition of most of the people in the province
Tan said that enhancing the capacity and technical skills of the Sulu agriculture and fisheries sector, along with proper socio- infrastructure support program of the government will help them escaped from property,
Tan said he intends to bring resurgence to the human resource capacity. The province will also be seeking tap its rich natural resources.
“We have plenty of raw materials in the province and the province is rich in natural resource of aquamarine products, but lack the facilities and needed technical skills to process them,” he said.
The governor cited the thriving Zamboanga City Sardines Industry as proof of the rich resource of the Sulu fishing area.
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director-General Isidro Lapeña was scheduled to visit Sulu yesterday, Wednesday for the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between TESDA and the Sulu Provincial Government on technical skills training and assistance.
Accordingly, state colleges and universities (SUCs) in Sulu were among those included in the TESDA assistance.
It was reported that TESDA wants to include Domestic Refrigeration Maintenance and Agriculture in the list of training programs offered by the Sulu Provincial Livelihood Training and Productivity Center (SPLTPC).