Tipeeg creates more than 83 000 jobs

19 Feb 2014 20:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 FEB (NAMPA) - Namibia's ambitious Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg) has created more than 83 000 jobs to date.
The Minister of Finance, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila announced this while tabling the 2014/15 National Budget in Parliament on Wednesday.
The programme is now in its third year of implementation, and has until now created 83 314 employment opportunities.
A total of N.dollars 14,5 billion has been allocated to this programme for the three-year period which started in the 2011/2012 financial year.
To date, a total of 15 829 permanent and 67 485 temporary jobs have been created.
Tipeeg came into being in 2011 as a measure to curb unemployment in the country, and to ultimately address poverty.