Africa – Future of Youths Grim without jobs

(allafrica.com) Lack of jobs in Africa is an urgent and pressing problem.

 

Unless African governments and policy makers take urgent steps to improve good governance, provide quality education, health and create jobs in Africa their youth will not be able to compete with their counterparts in other regions of the world.

 

What prevents creation of jobs in Africa? Why can’t the locals have careers in Africa?

 

More than 80% of jobs in sub-Saharan Africa are in the informal sector. Renting an office in Lagos is more expensive than in Manhattan or Dubai.

 

Low education levels, lack of skills, youth unemployment increases with education level in Africa; job readiness is lacking so people find it difficult to find jobs in Africa. Sectors that drive GDP growth do not create the most jobs.

 

As the continents economy expands, companies need specific talent and skill sits. In case of talent not available locally, Africa recruitment firms look for suitable expatriates looking for careers in Africa.

 

There may be still no jobs in Africa for locals after a few decades though the continent will have the largest youth population and the largest work force in some years.

 

 

Are you a youth in Africa? Send us your views on the subject.

 

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