The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the federal republic of Somalia has launched the national employment policy in a ceremony held in Mogadishu.
The ceremony was attended by members of Cabinet, legislators, senior government officials, representatives of the international community and other invited guests.
The Minister for Labour and Social Affairs of the federal republic of Somalia Abdiwahab Hussein Khalif said the launch of the national employment policy is designed to accelerate efforts to reduce unemployment in Somalia, especially among the young people.
“Looking back at the hard work and long time spent on this National
Employment Policy we can say that we have made great strides in launching it
today. This policy is based on economic growth and development, tackling
unemployment and increasing the country’s productivity.
There is widespread unemployment in Somalia with approximately 49% of the population between the ages of 15 and 64 years being unemployed.
To change this phenomenon, this policy is based on the National Development Plan – NDP-9, which is: employing qualified personnel who can transform the society while protecting freedom, equity, security and dignity of the person,” said Abdiwahab Hussein, The Minister for Labour and Social Affairs of the federal republic of Somalia.
The Minister added that in order to address the unemployment crisis in the country, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is working to implement the three main objectives of this Policy which are; Establish a management system for recruitment such as the employment council, promoting small and medium enterprises and supporting businesses that can create more jobs.
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