During the Council of Ministers of this Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the Head of State Macky Sall announced a first National Council for the Integration and Employment of Young People no later than April 10, 2021. He intends to proceed with a reorientation budget in order to help the many young Senegalese to acquire financing for their projects or to find employment. President Macky Sall will thus launch “the Emergency Program for the employment and socio-economic integration of young people, at a rate of 150 billion for the year 2021, 100 billion for 2022 and 100 billion for 2023”, according to the communiqué of the Council of Ministers.
Macky Sall now takes the issue of youth employment very seriously. The President will thus launch “the Emergency Program for the employment and socio-economic integration of young people” The Head of State asks the Ministers in charge of Employment and Youth, in relation with the Minister of Finance and Budget and the other ministers concerned, to prepare thoroughly for the holding, no later than April 10, 2021, of the first National Council for the Integration and Employment of Young People, ” the statement from the Council of Ministers reported.
The president reminds ministers of “the urgency of reorienting priorities around Youth.” In this sense, in addition to salaried jobs and significant recruitments planned in several sectors, it provides for an envelope of 350 billion over the period 2021-2023 with the aim of ensuring the financing of young people and women.
Knowing the important efforts to be made to fight against unemployment in this context of health crisis, Macky Sall urges the private sector to “develop a complementary initiative to support the employment and integration of young people like the Convention. State- Employers. “
That’s not all. The president also calls on the government “to step up general mobilization to accelerate the realization of 45 departmental vocational training centers, and 45 Youth and Citizenship Houses”.
These measures come after a series of protests in the country from Thursday March 4 to Monday March 8, 2021 following the arrest of the main opponent, Ousmane Sonko. Protests that caused the death of 11 young Senegalese.