The Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutso, has called on youths in Cameroon interested in rice cultivation, to register at the National Youth Observatory, in order to be selected among 1500 persons needed to work on a grand rice production project.
This comes as part of the three-year special youth plan launched in 2017, under the instructions of the Head of State Paul Biya, and is also aimed at reducing the importation of rice in Cameroon.
While in Maroua for the signing of an agreement with a rice production company in the region, the Youth Affairs Minister said it is a huge income-generating activity, and that interested youths should not hesitate to join.
Mounouna Foutso equally called on those in the private sector who have such opportunities, to accompany the government and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education in particular, to work with young people and make them contribute to the development of the nation.
The promotion of such initiatives and the insertion of youths into activities of this nature, is seen by the authorities as an opportunity to give the youths a focus that will prevent them from indulging in unpatriotic behaviour.