The Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Pius Hadzide, says the government’s interventions to create jobs are achieving their goals by providing adequate jobs for the country’s teeming unemployed youth.
According to him, the interventions have led to increased production in the country, and boosted the country’s GDP.
Speaking on the Point of View, Mr. Hadzide said the government has ensured the employment of many young people in factories established under the 1-District 1-Factory initiative and initiatives like the Year-of-Return campaign among others in the agricultural and tourism sectors.
“Generally speaking, these policies are achieving their objectives. We doing the year-of-return, beyond the return, planting for food and jobs and all that is in line with the World Bank’s report which recommends agribusiness and industrialization as areas of opportunity”
“Even in the short-term under 1D 1F alone, we are recruiting about 152,000 young people at the factories directly and indirectly… Millions of people, including young people are benefiting from Planting for Food and Jobs. We have NABCO to augment and make the public service effective,” he added.
Mr. Hadzide argued that while the unemployment situation is alarming and a security threat, it cannot be said that the situation of unemployment is worsening in the country.