Tunisia: PM Enquires About Young Developers' Concerns in Tataouine

Tataouine — Representatives of Tataouine associations and young developers claimed that solutions be found to the issues pertaining to collective lands, to change their vocation and exploit them to launch projects.

They suggested to set up a reform commission in all delegations to resolve this problem with the concerned inhabitants.

During a meeting with Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, on Saturday in the Tataouine governorate, they also stressed the need to take "revolutionary employment measures in the region's oil companies, in conformity with objective criteria, to integrate young people into the economic and social life."

Participants also spoke of region's vulnerable health sector, citing the lack of medical and paramedical staff in the regional hospital and health centres, notably in the gynecology and ophthalmology fields.

They also claimed reinforcement of the school bus fleet, emphasising the need to regularise the casual workers' professional situation in the education sector, through contracts.

For his part, Mr. Jebali voiced the Government's keenness to grant the required interest to good governance, notably in managing the public enterprises.

On the private sector, Premier Jebali recommended an objective management banning the logic of excessive profits.

He also called to boost the role of associations active in the human rights and solidarity fields to back up the development process.

The Prime Minister reasserted pledge to make easier developers' encouragement to invest and make the most of the region's natural riches, notably in oil products, underground waters and quarries, underscoring importance of transparency of the control at the borders to fight the phenomena of smuggling and crime.

Mr. Jebali said that Government is tasked with ensuring employment, as a pillar of development and security. Government also strives to establish a democratic process characterised by transparency and efficient regulations.

The Prime minister visited the Tataouine Higher Technological Studies Institute, where he enquired about this project's funding--whose cost is of 12.6 million dinars. The furtherance rate is of 70%.

He also inspected the construction works of the Tataouine Higher Arts and Crafts Institute, achieved at a total amount of 6.9 million dinars, before heading to the Nejib El-Khattab Municipal Stadium. Turfing works of this stadium cost 307,000 dinars, while the amount of the recently completed electrification works were of about 108,000 dinars

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