Addis Ababa Plans to Create 250,000 Jobs During 2019/20 FY

ADDIS ABABA – The Addis Ababa city administration plans to create employment opportunities for 250,000 people in the 2019/20 Ethiopian fiscal year.

Unemployed youth, women and other members of the society will benefit from the employment opportunities, it was noted at an event organized to discuss the plan.

Senior officials from the administration, including deputy mayor Takele Uma, attended the discussion at Hilton on Wednesday.

On the same day, the city administration has started its work with the launch of a new program with the involvement of non-governmental organizations.

The five-year program, Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (Liway), aims to create 200,000 new jobs within four consecutive years for women and Youth.

Fully funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), authorities say Liway aims to implement 17 interventions with 20 million US dollar budget.

Tewodros Yishiwork program coordinator, the interventions aims “to increase the incomes of 200,000 poor women and youths. Of which, 50 percent will be women”.

Creating employment opportunities, enhancing employability, and improving access to a job opportunity will be the major areas of the program, he added.

By Sisay Sahlu

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