(Ecofin Agency) - The Ivorian government says it will invest $800 million (more than CFA460 billion) between 2021 and 2025 to empower the youth. The plan was unveiled this week by Mamadou Touré (pictured), Minister of Youth Promotion.
This announcement follows a recent meeting between Prime Minister Patrick Achi and the country's youth organizations, during which the governement official reassured them of the government's vision for them. “These meetings are melting pots for sharing experiences to level each other up. They will enable us to take actions towards achieving our goals. We aim to give you the best opportunities ever,” he said.
Patrick Achi also recalled the objectives of the NDP 2021-25, which planned to create 8 million jobs. He therefore urged young people across the country to get the skills needed "to meet the technological challenges of the third Millennium”. According to him, the government is relying on the contribution of the private sector to make this ambition a reality.
Jean-Marc Gogbeu (intern)