Gapi trained a group of 36 young Nampula artisans in techniques for self-employment in the construction component, as part of the “Start and Develop Your Green Building Business” component of the Moz Trabalha project funded by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Gapi’s intervention included technical assistance in the formalisation of six construction companies, as well as for obtaining complementary documentation (name reservation, certificate, collective NUIT, etc).
“Of the six companies that we proposed to create, it was possible to formalise five, from the districts of Mecuburi, Meconta, Mossuril, Ribáuè and Murrupula, given that it was not possible to finalise the process of the company coming from the district of Nampula, due to various constraints, among which the lack of documentation of the majority of the beneficiaries”, explained Salomão Chaile, Gapi’s representative in Nampula.
“Gapi has multiplied initiatives focused on the promotion of youth enterprises to tackle youth unemployment that tends to grow in Nampula, which is the most populous province. We now also have the challenge of welcoming part of the people displaced by terrorism in Cabo Delgado”.
Chaile added that “alongside these actions with the ILO, we have been implementing various programmes and projects with other partners, prioritising women and young people with entrepreneurial spirit”.
These Rural Micro Associative Enterprises have licenses issued by the Licensing Commission of Contractors and Construction Consultants, Nampula delegation, and are registered and classified in the 1st Class for execution of public works in the maximum value of 2.000.000,00 MT (two million meticais) per contract and the same is valid for 3 years.
Gapi and the ILO have already been cooperating throughout the country on projects aimed at job creation, focusing on women and youth. In the Southern region, the Sustainable Development of Peri-Urban Markets Programme is being implemented, involving the markets of the Municipalities of Boane, Vilanculo and Praça dos Combatentes in Maputo City.
In the Central region, women and young people, victims of the Idai, benefited from training on resilience to natural disasters, culminating in funding to rebuild their businesses.