The Dakhla-Oued Eddahab Regional Economic Watch Committee held a meeting on Friday to discuss self-employment and various initiatives for the socio-economic integration of young people, in order to meet the challenges of employability in the region.
This meeting, chaired by the wali of the region, governor of Oued-Eddahab province, Lamine Benomar, was an opportunity to review a set of data, statistics and projects programmed to promote self-employment of young people in the Pearl of the South.
Emphasis was therefore placed on projects and initiatives, dedicated to consolidating the skills of young people and promoting their professional integration, while ensuring continuous monitoring and better support for project leaders to strengthen entrepreneurship and local development.
Speaking on this occasion, the wali stressed that in this difficult socio-economic situation, the question of guaranteeing employment and ensuring its continuity is one of the priorities of public policies, noting that self-employment is the cornerstone of all economic development, both in the context of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises or the creation of others.
He also focused on the integrated business support and financing program "Intilaka" which aims to encourage young people to set up their businesses, taking advantage of available funding and exceptional guarantees.
In this context, Mr. Benomar called on all stakeholders including professional chambers, Regional Investment Center and Regional Tourism Council, to put self-employment at the center of the priorities of their intervention, ensuring the 'support for initiatives to guarantee the continuity of services and production and encourage employment and income-generating opportunities.
Likewise, he emphasized the primordial role of the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) in terms of self-employment of young people, in particular programs to boost human capital for rising generations and program relating to the improvement of income and economic integration of young people.
For his part, the president of the Council of the region, El Khattat Yanja, emphasized the particular interest given to the promotion of youth employment, highlighting the convention relating to `` the support of employment and business promotion '', included in the regional development program (2016-2021).
Mr. Yanja said in this sense that this agreement aims, among other things, to develop self-employment and support the creation of very small businesses (VSEs) and income-generating activities, requiring an overall amount estimated at 65.83 MDH. financed by the State and the Regional Council and whose contribution from the latter reached 36.98 million dirhams.
During this meeting, emphasis was on the services provided by ANAPEC in Dakhla, and on the component relating to the support of self-employment, which benefited 139 people in terms of support, including 102 were selected and 97 projects funded.
The Agency also launched the program for integration into the associative fabric, which benefited 27 associations, allowing the creation of 189 jobs.
ANAPEC's self-employment program aims to support and encourage those with private initiatives to set up their business, by providing them with an employment advisor specializing in business creation who works to organize awareness and communication days, as well as support for future entrepreneurs and realization of project study plans.
Likewise, a presentation was given on the various projects of the Council of the region in the regional development program (2016-2021), relating in particular to the implementation of the "self-employment" program with the association " Dakhla Moubadara ”, having mobilized a budget of 22.5 MDH.
The number of projects funded by this program so far has reached 111, of which 327 people have benefited from funding provided by the Association, in the form of honor loans.
"Dakhla Moubadara" funded 102 projects, allowing the creation of 292 jobs for 2019, with a total amount of 6.25 MDH, in addition to 13 projects at the Bir Gandouz Center having benefited 29 people (530,000).
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