CRS to Employ 300 Cameroonian Refugees

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The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it will create jobs for 300 Cameroonian refugees in Adagom in Ogoja Local Government Area of the state.

The Acting Director General of SEMA, Mr., Princewill Ayim disclosed this to newsmen in Calabar.

Ayim stated that the jobs would be created in collaboration with a non-governmental organization , Peculiar Foundation, adding that members of the host community would also benefit.

Ayim explained that the management would help in integrating the refugees and boosting the economy of the host communities for peaceful co-existence.

He disclosed that Cross River State is hosting over 27,000 Cameroonian refugees, a number which constitute 75 per cent of the refugees in the country.

Ayim stated that the refugees would be employed to work in the agricultural sector and livelihood ventures of the foundation with a view to enhancing their well being.

Speaking further, Ayim said the objective of the partnership was to help in reducing the economic burden faced by the state government in providing basic amenities to them.

In his words, Ayim said “we are going to work with the host communities, we are going to invest with a view to providing economic activities so that the state will not be burdened by the economic challenges faced by the refugees”.

Ayim further added that “the doors are not only providing employment to 300 refugees and host communities members but will also give business start up to women”.

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it will create jobs for 300 Cameroonian refugees in Adagom in Ogoja Local Government Area of the state.

The Acting Director General of SEMA, Mr., Princewill Ayim disclosed this to newsmen in Calabar.

Ayim stated that the jobs would be created in collaboration with a non-governmental organization , Peculiar Foundation, adding that members of the host community would also benefit.

Ayim explained that the management would help in integrating the refugees and boosting the economy of the host communities for peaceful co-existence.

He disclosed that Cross River State is hosting over 27,000 Cameroonian refugees, a number which constitute 75 per cent of the refugees in the country.

Ayim stated that the refugees would be employed to work in the agricultural sector and livelihood ventures of the foundation with a view to enhancing their well being.

Speaking further, Ayim said the objective of the partnership was to help in reducing the economic burden faced by the state government in providing basic amenities to them.

In his words, Ayim said “we are going to work with the host communities, we are going to invest with a view to providing economic activities so that the state will not be burdened by the economic challenges faced by the refugees”.

Ayim further added that “the doors are not only providing employment to 300 refugees and host communities members but will also give business start up to women”.