Tanzania has created 1.93 million jobs from 2005 to 2015, a senior official said on Monday.
Gaudensia Kabaka, the Minister for Labor and Employment, told the National Assembly in the country’s political capital of Dodoma that during the period under review, the private sector created some 1.02 million jobs and the public sector accounted for the remaining positions.
A breakdown of the jobs shows that projects registered under the Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) created a total of 325,622 jobs between 2010 and 2015 while communication sector created a total of 184,030 employment opportunities, said the minister.
Kabaka said projects registered under the Economic Processing Zones (EPZ) brought in some 67,646 jobs while the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector created a total of 26,098 jobs.
A total of 417,531 people got employed in the agriculture sector between 2010 and 2015 whereas the education sector generated 144,764 employments during the same period.
“Some 29,444 people have been employed in the health sector while the ongoing infrastructure development projects have produced a total of 200,484 jobs,” said Kabaka.
The energy sector has generated a total of 1,479 and some 102, 948 jobs have been created by several community projects, the minister said, adding that other public sector projects have created a total of 15,240 jobs.
She said the government is undertaking an entrepreneurial sensitization program that seeks to see a total of 840,000 youths engaging in self-employment activities.
According to Kabaka, the government envisages another 500,000 jobs during the 2015/2016 financial year.
“These jobs will be created through implementation of a number of development projects initiated by various public institutions and through investment projects from the private sector,” she said. Enditem