Youth to benefit with 3bn/- on special government programme

17May 2022
Mary Kadoke
The Guardian
Youth to benefit with 3bn/- on special government programme

THE ministry of agriculture has set aside 3bn/- on a plan to increase one million youth employment target by the year 2025 through a special programme named ‘Build Today for a Better Tomorrow’.

Agriculture minister Hussein Bashe.

The program is expected to focus on sunflower, soya, wheat, and garden crops, in which 1bn/-will be utilized for youth collateral.

The ministry’s minister Hussein Bashe has revealed this today as he tabled the budget covering several aspects, saying decisions aims at embarking challenges such as lack of capital that has been blocking youth self employment initiatives.

“As the ministry recognizes challenges facing the youth, the ministry plans to increase one million employment opportunities by the year 2025 through a program named ‘Build Today for a Better Tomorrow,” he said.

“In collaboration with Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development the ministry will settle strategic areas for agricultural farms and block farms supports with irrigation systems and storage warehouses.”

According to Bashe, 7664 hectares in Chamwino and 6179 hectares in Bahi within Dodoma region are already designated to facilitate modern agriculture to the group.

Bashe stressed that notions have it that youth tend to ignore agriculture. While in a real sense youth and women are production manpower in production hence it’s empowerment that will erase the notion.

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