Gondar — Some 12,000 youth got jobs in North Gonder Zone of Amhara State in the past nine months, the zonal micro and small enterprises development office said.
Office head, Fentahun Sitotaw told ENA that the jobs were created to organized youth in 20 woredas and three town administrations of the zone. Some 4,000 of the beneficiaries are females.
The youth are engaged in cobble stone works, wood and metal work, among others.
According to him, seven million Birr loan has been provided to them including 170,600 hectares of land used for work and sales sites.
The office has also offered trainings that could enhance productivity.
Beneficiaries Melkamu Fantahun and Yeshihareg Temesgen on their part said they are running petty trade and started saving in short period of time.