(Ecofin Agency) - The Chadian government wants to recruit 20,000 youth into the public administration next year, President Idriss Déby Itno announced August 16. Opportunities are given in all sectors.
The President said a first wave of youth will be recruited by the end of this year. A good news for the Chadian young population, years after recruitments were suspended due to the economic crisis.
Although the country’s current economic situation does not allow for such measure, since it will increase government spending, Itno says he trusts the good reforms-driven progress.
“The sustainable management of public resources that we are committed to now offers us room for maneuver,” the President said. However, Chad is currently under an economic deal with the IMF that includes austerity measures to restore public finances. Last year, the country was racked by a social movement following the decrease in bonuses and allowances paid to civil servants under the 2018 Finance Act.
Public administration remains the largest employer in this country where the unemployment rate for the active population is 5.7%, according to the National Institute of Statistics, Economic and Demographic Studies (INSEED).
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou