UGANDA: Coming up with more jobs

The Ugandan government will use a policy framework with a tool to track and measure the social development markers to create more jobs.

The newly appointed Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Frank Tumwebaze, has stated a new way to boost employment in the country has been devised.  

“We shall put in place a policy framework with a tool to track and measure social development indicators in terms of jobs created. Just like the finance sector is able to measure economic growth in terms of fiscal and monetary indicators so should be social development,” the minister declared. “We must subject every project of every Ministries, Department and Agencies that take public resources to a policy analysis tool and see whether that project (public investment) creates jobs (social dividends).”
 

The minister called to answer the common questions of why economic growth was not translating into social welfare of the citizens.

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