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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya vows 500,000 jobs for youths in 2019


Devdiscourse News Desk yaoundé Cameroon
Updated: 13-02-2019 15:21 IST
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya vows 500,000 jobs for youths in 2019

Paul Biya commenced ruling Cameroon as the Head of State on November 6, 1982. After 36 years in power, he is ruling the country and addressing the youths, assuring them of more job opportunities. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Cameroon President, Paul Biya recently announced the creation of 500,000 jobs throughout 2019, roughly the same number as in the previous year.

"More than 500,000 jobs were created in 2018 thanks to major ongoing projects, agricultural, road and infrastructure projects as well as works carried out by decentralized local authorities. The government will continue operationalizing a forward-looking employment management system," Cameroon's Head of State reassured, Business in Cameroon noted.

Cameroon President, Paul Biya turns 86 today, February 13. The government ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and militants of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement will join him and his family to celebrate his birthday.

Paul Biya commenced ruling Cameroon as the Head of State on November 6, 1982. After 36 years in power, he is ruling the country and addressing the youths, assuring them of more job opportunities. He ensures them that they are the future and will represent the positive vibe of Cameroon. In his address, he urged the young Cameroonians to be patriotic and believe in the Fatherland while promising to create 500,000 new jobs.

However, according to Journal du Cameroun, many youths have described his 'promises' empty. Most of them who spoke to the source saying that Biya ignored what they really wanted to hear – f "resolving the current crisis in English speaking Cameroon and addressing the situation of IDPs. With the crisis still ongoing and sporadic threat from Boko Haram, many believe President Biya has greater challenge yet."

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COUNTRY : Cameroon

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