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Government of Rwanda has created 590,000 new jobs in 3 years

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The Prime Minister of Rwanda, Dr. Ngirente Eduard, revealed that between 2021 and 2023, the Government of Rwanda has created 590,000 jobs for Rwandans to help them develop and get out of poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On February 13th, Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente presented the progress on the post-COVID-19 economic recovery process to the plenary session of both Chambers of Parliament.

In order to reduce unemployment among Rwandans and implement the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1), the Government of Rwanda has set a goal of creating 200,000 jobs every year, with at least one and a half million jobs being created by 2024, said Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente.

Dr. Ngirente told members of the chambers of the Rwandan Parliament that these jobs are given to those working in government programs to help low-income people get out of poverty, like Vision Umurenge Programs, VUP, where more than 860,000 people have been given jobs.

Between 2021 and 2023, more than 474,000 families have received financial assistance in order to help themselves develop because they were severely affected by COVID-19.

The Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente told members of the Parliament that the export business has increased after the COVID-19 , as income has more than doubled in the last three years, reaching $1582 million in 2023.

Imports continued to grow, with their value increasing by 56.4%, from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $4.2 billion.

The Prime Minister, Dr. Ngirente Edouard, said that in the year 2023/2024, the Government plan to provide 51 billion Frw of support to farmers so that they can increase production and help the country reduce imports.

Prime Minister Dr. Ngirente presented to the plenary session of both Chambers of Parliament, progress on post-covid economic recovery process.

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