Addis Ababa July 15/2017 President Mulatu Teshome said efforts exerted to rehabilitate Ethiopians who are returning from Saudi Arabia should be done in a sustainable manner.
While receiving a committee established by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sector Associations (ECCSA) to rehabilitate returnees, the President emphasized that permanently rehabilitating them should be the center of the support intended to be provided by the business community.
The support from the business communities should focus on provision of training and consultancy to enable them attain self-sustenance.
Noting that the poverty reduction policy of the country will provide employment opportunities, the president emphasized the need to develop skill of returnees to use these opportunities.
He mentioned the textile industries being expanded in the country along the development of industrial parks as one of employment opportunities.
President of ECCSA, Solomon Afework briefed President Mulatu about the willingness of the business community to support the returnees.
The committee pledged to organize fundraising program to provide financial support for the returnees, provide trainings to enable them engage in income generating activities and consulting who have financial capabilities.