Unemployment causes corruption, insecurity
Thu Jul 19, 3:22 pm
Members of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disabled commission of the lower house stated their belief that the best way to fight against corruption and insecurity in Afghanistan is to provide employment opportunities for its young people.
Dr. Tawfiq, head of labor and social affairs in the lower house of the Afghan parliament, spoke at the convocation for 130 vocational trainees who finished their vocational training. He emphasized that if the government wants to stop corruption and reduce armed insurgents’ activity, employment opportunities must be provided to youth.
He added, “When this ministry handles their responsibilities in a manner that will help to reduce such high unemployment, the government’s problems will be greatly diminished.”
He emphasized that this ministry has built required mechanisms for graduates of the vocational training courses and has introduced them to the ministries who should now help them gain access to the jobs for which they are trained according to industry norms and requirements.
Numerous Kabul residents and citizens in outlying districts who come to seek jobs in Kabul complain about the lack of job opportunities.
Foreign leaders have recently promised to help Afghanistan provide greater opportunity to improve work skills and to build capacity for creating a more prosperous future and to foster an increase in employment among young people.