Government outlines strategies to tackle youth unemployment

07Jun 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Government outlines strategies to tackle youth unemployment

THE government has outlined a number of strategies and programmes to address unemployment among youth in the country, the National Assembly was told yesterday.

Among the strategies, the government has prepared a national strategy which promotes investments to facilitate creation of jobs as a way of curbing unemployment.

Deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Office Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disability Ummy Ndeliananga said in a written response to a question by Musoma Urban MP Vedastus Manyinyi.

Among issues in the strategy, the minister said the government was implementing an internship progarmme for three years where 5,975 have been empowered with labour skills.

She said the government was also providing apprenticeship training programmes to various professionals  for youth graduates in which in the last three years 28,941 participants had benefited.

According to her, the government was implementing a programme on modern agriculture especially greenhouse for graduates.

“Through the programme we have sent 126 youth  to Israel to receive training on better agriculture practices,” she said.

In response, minister Ndeliananga said the government has established various programmes including provision of vocational training under the Prime Minister’s Office including apprenticeship and internship.

The minister said in collaboration with the President’s Office they will conduct studies on manpower survey and labour force survey.

She said the government has received the advice to make certificates after the trainings so that they should be used as collateral for accessing loans.

The MP had in her preliminary question wanted to know the government’s plan to curb unemployment among the youth in the country.

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