Minister for Finance Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada virtually launching 'Aba Desh Mai cha Rojgari’ (Now employment in Nepal) campaign.
KATHMANDU: Minister for Finance Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada has launched ‘Aba Desh Mai cha Rojgari’ (Now employment in Nepal) campaign on Thursday.
Initiated by Rojgari Services Pvt. Ltd. and UKaid Skills for Employment Program, the campaign builds on previous efforts to respond to the livelihood needs of migrant returnees and other economically disadvantaged, socially excluded groups.
Unveiling the campaign’s logo and slogan, Minister Khatiwada, noted the importance and timeliness of the campaign.
“I’m confident that such market-led skilling initiatives will gather momentum and successfully build the envisioned collaborations between the government, private sector, civil society, media and our development partners.”
Stating that around 700,000 Nepalis migrant workers abroad who were laid off during COVID-19 pandemic could return home, Khatiwada called for cooperation from all quarters for job creations for foreign returnees Nepalis.
“Our aim is to ensure that Nepal’s human resources are protected and to respond to the livelihood needs of the migrant returnees,” asserted the Minister.
Baljit Vohra, Team Leader of UKaid Skills for Employment Program said that the campaign’s goal is to ensure that together we are able to leverage Nepal’s human capital of this country while also safeguarding lives and livelihoods.