Grassroots development, promotion of handicrafts and youth employment: satisfactory results for the year 2018


The Minister of Grassroots Development, Handicrafts, Youth and Youth Employment, Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé chaired this Thursday, January 10, 2019, in Lomé, the work of the traditional annual review of his department on behalf of the year 2018.

The workshop was also attended by the Minister of Social Action, Tchabinandi Kolani, as well as members of the government and partner institutions, to analyze and validate the results achieved over the past year and to develop the work plans. annual budget (AWPB) 2019.

For the year 2018, the execution rate for the department’s engagement letter is 94% and the financial commitment rate is 72.16%.

In practice, the ministry has implemented 40 socio-economic infrastructures, supported and financed 317 groups, restructured 530 grassroots development committees, supported 112 new urban neighborhoods for the management of their development, and nurtured 91,394 preschool and primary school students, thanks to in the program of school canteens. The total cost of the achievements amounting to 14,28 billion FCFA.

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With regard to the development of crafts, the Department of Victory Tomégah-Dogbé, the results are as follows:

  • 1,852 artisans trained in SME creation and management techniques
  • 353 artisans participated in fairs inside and outside the country
  • 27 resource centers dedicated to crafts were built or rehabilitated

All for an amount of 691.1 million FCFA invested in the sector. In terms of youth promotion and youth employment, 4455 young people have increased their employability through volunteering, 8774 have been trained on business start-up and credit management issues and 2364 SMEs and micro-entrepreneurs. companies were created. 14,000 permanent jobs and 30,000 temporary jobs were also created. The Minister welcomed the satisfactory results achieved during the period under review. It invited the partners and various development actors to consolidate these achievements and to mobilize more. “We need to strengthen the synergy of action in order to achieve the objectives of sustainable development, in connection with the National Development Plan,” she said.


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