Cameroon: Over 400.000 jobs to be created this year

Cameroon’s Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zacharie Perevet says in a bid to combat underemployment and increase economic growth, some 400.000 new jobs will be created throughout the national territory this year.

He was speaking in a press conference last week in Yaounde during a solemn ceremony organised to paint a picture of the current employment situation of the country.

Addressing attendees when he mounted the rostrum, Minister Perevet stressed on the need for job seeking youths to embrace vocational training in order for them to be easily integrated in the various structures created nationwide.
While announcing that more emphasis will be paid on job seekers with vocational training skills, the Minister noted that the jobs will be for both the public and private sector job seekers.

It should be noted that during his traditional end of year speech, the head of state, President Paul Biya announced that last year 2016, some 300.000 new jobs were created. But these figures have grossly been disputed by economic analyst who frown at the government nothing that every year gross figures of jobs created are announced over the media but yet unemployment still remains the order of the day.

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