Friday, May 1, 2009

look to the informal

That's what the governments of both Ghana and Uganda are telling people who are looking for jobs: work in the informal sector. The Ghanaian Chronicle and Monitor have the details.

Money quote:
"The 18,000 jobs government creates annually are very minimal compared to the number of jobless people. The President has already directed that we focus our intervention to the informal sector to overcome this problem of unemployment in the country."
-- Uganda's Labour Minister Emmanuel Otaala

There's an unspoken corollary here: that government must work with and assist informal businesses as they seek to grow.

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