All unemployed youths in the country will, from the coming financial year, be registered and trained on entrepreneurship skills and assisted with tools to employ themselves, the government has announced. Addressing a rally organized by the ruling party CCM in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, the Deputy Minister for Labour, Employment and Youth Development, Dr Milton Makongoro Mahanga said the move was aimed at addressing unemployment problem in the country. The exercise will start in rural areas where youths will be trained to carry out modern agriculture where they will be provided with farm inputs, fishing and livestock keeping tools, according to the deputy minister. After finishing with unemployed youths in rural areas we will shift our focus to youths in urban areas the reason we started in rural areas is because agriculture is still the leading employer of many people in the country, he said. Dr Mahanga said the initiative was meant to improve agriculture which is the leading sector of the economy in the country and make it attractive to the young generations. Current statistics indicate that agriculture employs about 70 per cent of Tanzanias 40 million plus population. This is expected to address unemployment, improve food production and check on rural-urban migration, said Dr Mahanga who is also a Member of Parliament for Segerea constituency in Dar es Salaam region. After they have undergone entrepreneurship training the youths will be provided with tools to conduct their income generating activities. According to Dr Mahanga, some 850,000 youths enter the labour market in the country annually. He also hinted that even the empowerment funds disbursed by the state, commonly referred to as JK billions, will be administered in a very strict manner this time to ensure they reach out to intended beneficiaries. Earlier, CCM Dar es Salaam regional chairman, Mr John Guninita blasted the opposition political party CHADEMA for allegedly craving to turn Tanzania into Libya, Tunisia or Egypt, apparently referring to public unrest in those countries. They are bitter after losing the elections last year we will not allow them to cause chaos in this country. Ours is a government which was legally elected by the people, charged the politician. While criticising the opposition part for misleading the people on various issues including current power crisis and increased costs of living, Mr Guninita said his party will conduct rallies to tell people the truth. The partys member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) Mr Ramadhani Madabida, urged the people to report traders selling foodstuff at prices higher than that directed by the government. You should refuse to buy their commodities, he said, admitting, however, that the escalating food prices were making life more difficult by some members of the society. Mr Madabida was, however, upbeat that the problems would be solved since they were just transitional. The CCM Secretary for Dar es Salaam region, Mr Kalumbe Shaban Ngenda warned that the ongoing power crisis and other problems affecting the country should not be an excuse to foment unrest among the people.