“One of the problems of the country is the inadequacy of training to employment,” said Liva Ranaivo, Director of Infrastructure, Technology, Innovation and Environment under Madagascar’s Ministry of Industry and Development of Private Sector, during the announcement of the Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 13 to Nov. 22.
“My department and many others remedy the problem by adapting the training to existing jobs, and creating jobs in existing industry, we hope to provide better results in entrepreneurship,” Liva Ranaivo added.
Regarding the barriers to entrepreneurship, Noroseheno Raharinjatovo, director of business support under the Ministry of Industry and Development of Private Sector talked about “the lack of entrepreneurial culture among young people and even for all population in general.”
“Most of Malagasy people wish to become public servant or ordinary employees after their graduation,” Noroseheno Raharinjatovo complained.
“The lack of jobs in relation to the demand increased with the cyclical crises in the country,” Raharinjatovo explained, adding that “the political crisis in 2009 caused the loss of around 300,000 jobs in the EPZs which had to close their doors.”
“Every year 400,000 to 500,000 young graduates end up in the workplace though job creation is still difficult because of the crisis,” Raharinjatovo said.
“Other factors lock also new businesses to reduce unemployment which represents a rate of 70 percent among young people under 25, about over six million people,” Raharinjatovo added. Enditem.