AFGHANISTAN

UNDP and Balkh Municipality launch street cleaning job program for 200 women

Balkh Municipality has hired about 200 female street cleaners in a bid to help Afghan women secure employment.
Local officials stated that Balkh Municipality along with the UNDP are working together to provide jobs to at-risk Afghan women.
According to Balkh officials, the female street cleaners will get paid 500 AFN per day and they will work in 12 districts of Mazar-e-Sharif city.
Balkh Mayor Qudratullah Tariq stated: “The program is dedicated for women, the UNDP told us that this is the program and we agreed to provide job opportunities for women.”
Mohammad Rafi, UNDP Representative in Balkh, said: “This is a short-term program and the goal is to provide jobs for women.”
Balkh Municipality’s female employees have welcomed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) and the UNDP initiative.
Mursal, one of the street cleaners, stated: “We are very happy with the project.”
Marzia, another cleaner, called on the IEA to provide more job opportunities for women.The post UNDP and Balkh Municipality launch street cleaning job program for 200 women first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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