Command Fisheries to create 50 000 jobs in 2017: Oppah Muchinguri
Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has claimed that the government’s Command Fisheries program is expected to create 50 000 jobs this year. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Muchinguri said:
We have come up with a draft policy which I am going to present to Cabinet soon. It’s a big initiative; we are targeting to incorporate youth and women.
We are targeting 5 000 dam areas and want 10 people to be employed per area. This means 50 000 will get jobs at inception. The programme will be based on three models for cage culture, aquaculture and fish farming, which is for those who will be buying permits to fish from the dams.
We have already started and are engaging the (Ministry of) Finance to assist us with resources. We are now recruiting beneficiaries. It’s big business, and we are going to be self-sufficient in terms of fish-production; and exports. Also, we are going to raise revenue from permit sales.
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