City Pledges to Create More Jobs

Mar 30 , 2019


The Addis Abeba City Administration created job opportunities for 66,229 people in the last eight months, which amounted to 63pc of its plan. The City Administration also plans to implement the two billion Birr revolving fund for job creation by building 100 gas stations and 2,000 commercial units. Currently, the administration has completed the precondition for selecting the youth.  Since July 2018, 116,025 registered unemployed people have been recorded, 24,000 of which are university graduates. The City Administration also plans to use 300 old buses owned by Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise as mobile fast food outlets. The City Administration will work aggressively in the coming four months with regard to job creation, according to Deputy Mayor Takele Uma. “We will also work to minimise the bureaucratic process to get a business license,” Takele said. In the last eight months of the current fiscal year, the city administration has provided 271 million Br in loans to the youth.


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