The Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang presented the 2018 government’s retrospective balance sheet on employment in Cameroon.
Philemon Yang stated that, last year 2017, the Cameroonian government created 398 046 new jobs to promote employment in the country.
“This was made possible through various recruitments in the Public Service, Security and Defence forces, decentralized communities, the implementation of the three years emergency plan to speed-up economic growth (…), training of workforce in various public construction site, including those of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation”.
To develop professional training which enables more job creation, the Prime Minister mentioned the opening of professional training centres in Limbe, Douala and Sangmelima, the implementation of construction activities for Nkongsamba professional training centre, a result of Cameroon-Austria collaboration.
According to Business in Cameroon, the Prime Minister also mentioned grants of 39 and 19 scholarships respectively from Morocco and Algeria.