The Ministry of Gender and Labor is set to create 150,000 jobs around the country in the next 3 years.
Thanks Ministry said that the jibs will be created under the Youth Livelihood Program (YLP).
“As a ministry, we are very excited about the progress of this program. We have been able to empower a number of youth with 32% engaged in agriculture, trade and services,” Paul Onapa, the Programme Manager YLP, in the ministry of labor said.
He said the programme had contributed up to 4% of job creation in the country, reducing the burden of unemployment.
However, some of the youth leaders expressed concern over what they described as bureaucracies and corruption cases associated with the program.
He said many youth have been able to acquire skills, for self-employment, which is the ultimate goal for government to have youth engaged in a certain income-generating activity.
Statistics by the Ministry indicated that at least up to 21% of the youth had had their businesses formalized compared to 17% when the project started.
Currently, the government and other stakeholders are engaged in the budgeting process, for the National Budget, for the financial year 2020/2021.