The Minister of Public service and Labour Judith Uwizeye has hailed the government’s national employment program towards its efforts in creating employment for people mainly youth and women.

The program that aims at creating 200,000 off farm jobs every year has seen the creation of rural business projects which contribute towards fighting poverty through income generation.

The National Employment Policy is in line with major principles and guidelines established by the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which Rwanda has subscribed

“These projects give hope as a country that we are in the right path towards achieving our vision 2020,” she said while touring projects under the program in Burera district on Monday.

Under the vision 2020 road map, the government set long term ambitious strategies to leapfrog the economy into middle income focusing mainly on productive which employment and poverty reduction are highlighted as a key drivers.

Through the National Employment Program in the district, 22 people have already received Rwf9.8 million to start business projects.

While visiting the Burera dairy factory which processes milk from over 1023 farmers under CTPL cooperative, the Minister noted that value addition increases the revenues from milk which benefits the farmer.

Other projects toured during the visit included during the tour, the minister Savings and credit cooperative Cyanika and Sacco Rugarama that support micro businesses, construction of the timber workshop near Muhabura.

The Minister said that the projects indicates the willingness of people to be self reliant as well as fight poverty through income generating activities, something the government supports.


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