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[size=36][rtl]Planning: Great efforts to partner with the private sector[/rtl][/size]
Friday 13 September 2019
Friday 13 September 2019
Baghdad / Suha Sheikhly
Spokesman for the Ministry of Planning Abdul Zahra Al-Hindawi said that "the Ministry of Planning is working to empower the private sector with a set of measures (laws, instructions and decisions) and lead a great effort to achieve partnership, through a vision presented to the Council of Ministers who responded to them, and the ministry issued a good package of decisions that It will have a big impact on the private sector and its role in development and reducing unemployment. "
Unemployment is one of the serious economic challenges facing development, and the more countries seek to combat it, the more they contribute to the development. Hindawi added to the "morning" that "Iraq is experiencing high unemployment rates compared to its economic and financial situation being a rich country," stressing that "the presence of high unemployment rates indicate a defect in the management and distribution of incomes."
"Unemployment is not born today, but it is a accumulation of pre-2003, where the unemployment rate was at its highest rate of 20, 22 and 25 percent, but it declined after successive governments adopted the policy of government employment and seek to activate the activities of the private sector."
Security and Economy
Hindawi pointed out that "unemployment fell before 2014 to be about 11 percent, as Iraq witnessed security and economic problems to resume indicators of unemployment rise, but not at a significant level."
"According to the latest census carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics in 2018, the unemployment rate rose from 11 percent to about 14 percent," he said, noting that "the rise of unemployment among women is greater than that of men," where women were 31 percent and men 10 percent, "adding The youth unemployment rate is about 20 percent.
Hindawi says "in the provinces of Anbar occupies the highest rate of unemployment by 32 percent, in Maysan 21 percent, Nineveh 19 percent, Baghdad 9 percent, Basra 8 percent, Kirkuk 6 percent, and Muthanna 12 percent," indicating that the biggest reason is economic and then the reasons followed the wish".
On the economic reasons, Hindawi said that "the year 2014 witnessed the cessation of many projects because of the financial crisis that was occupying the labor, as well as the cessation of employment for two reasons, the first financial crisis, where the government can no longer pay more salaries, and the second reason is inflation Sagging because of the increase in employees in the country, whose institutions are no longer able to absorb more. "
"This has caused an increase in the number of unemployed, especially thousands of university graduates, as well as those of working age or economic activity age who are not graduates," Hindawi said.
Private sector and solutions
"The private sector is the mainstay of development and has the largest share of employment in the world, such as companies and factories," he said.
"An active private sector is the most important solution to the unemployment problem," he said. "The Ministry of Labor gives loans to the unemployed and it is still doing so. But we are talking about long-term solutions that achieve economic development with a partner represented by the private sector, which must be present in all fields. Development, which would create jobs for young people. "
He stressed "activating the strategy of recycling the private sector, which launched the first step in 2014 but was not active and the ministry went on to establish a special board to manage the private sector, which represents all economic sectors of the labor administration, to be represented in the Council of Ministers / Economic Affairs Committee."
He pointed out that "the ministry is working in the final stages of the completion of this step represented by the formation of the Supreme Council for the private sector," Hindawi stresses that "this Council a major role in the process of advancing the reality of the private sector, and activate its role to provide employment opportunities for young people in accordance with the conditions of the protection of workers in the private sector and the protection of their rights Like workers in the sector
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