Addis Standard (Addis Ababa)

Ethiopia Says Growth and Transformation Plan Created Four Million Jobs

The Ministry of Urban Development and Construction said in the three years since the launching of the Growth and Transformation Plan four million jobs have been created. According to the ministry state institutions have made a tremendous effort to double their capacity in created more jobs.

"From federal agencies to town administrations in regional states the government had implemented its policy of opening up employment opportunities for millions of citizens, resulting in an achievement that exceeds the target set for the period by over a million," said a statement by the ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding, the government has been providing simplified loan facilities without the standard collateral requirements, land, technical and vocational trainings for micro and small enterprises and marketing support in the form of preferential treatments for government procurement and organizing trade fairs for the enterprises.

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