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B/Faso: CFAF16.5bn for youth, women empowerment

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The Government of Burkina Faso will unleash CFA 16.5 billion francs meant for economic empowerment of Youth and Women (PAEJF), APA learned on Friday from the office of the Prime Minister.This new program, which resources are already available, will start to be implemented by 26 June. Its objective is to contribute to the reduction of unemployment and underemployment of young people and women in Burkina Faso.

This three-year financial program covers informal sector youth, micro projects for women, the training of youth, women’s groups and associations, youth professional associations and young graduates.

The implementation of this program should enable the creation and consolidation of 90,000 direct jobs and more than 100,000 indirect jobs.

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