Ambo August 16/2013 Over 22,544 unemployed citizens in West Shewa Zone, Oromia State, have been engaged in different income generating activities during the concluded Ethiopian budget year, Zonal Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises Office.
Office deputy Manager, Birhanu Hideta said that beneficiaries are engaged in manufacturing, trade, urban agriculture, construction and manufacturing sectors.
Office allocated 17 million Birr loan for the beneficiaries to effectively undertake their projects.
Birhanu said office granted 921hectares of land to beneficiaries.
Some 4,640 of the beneficiaries are females.