Launching of the Local Program of 145 territories, Iturians want the recruitment of a local workforce

The administrators of the Ituri territories in the province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo, beneficiaries of the Local Development Program of the 145 territories in Ituri want the recruitment of the workforce to be done locally in the execution of the projects, in order to discourage young people from enlisting in the negative armed groups.

They spoke on behalf of their people on Monday, October 11, at the official launch ceremony of this program in Bunia, capital of Ituri province, in the presence of various political and administrative authorities and members of local communities.

The objective for the Congolese government, through this development plan, is to provide the population with basic social services” This program of the Congolese government aims to reduce spatial and infrastructural inequalities, to revitalize local economies and to transform the conditions and the living environment of the populations living in areas lacking infrastructure and basic social services.

The representative of the administrators of Ituri territories, Jean Baptiste Maboso, said that the implementation of this program will not only reduce the unemployment rate in the province, but also allow some young people who are in armed groups to leave the bush.

The government has already made available to the province of Ituri fifty million U.S. dollars for the implementation of this development program.