Christine Nnatongo, the strategic partnership, and programs advisor at Maendeleo Ya Jami challenged the youths to change their mindset and become business-oriented to be able to supply the oil and gas sector. She says the trainees have been availed with all the techniques and skills on how to meet the standards needed to supply the critical oil and gas sector.
According to the breakdown, each group is entitled to 30 million Shillings and an allocation of 500 million Shillings is set aside for each constituency. However, a move by the government to allocate an additional 50 billion Shillings to Kampala and Wakiso districts has sparked criticism from Members of Parliament.
Major Yusuf Bilaali Katamba, the Spokesperson of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF First Infantry division told Uganda Radio Network observes that the screening team detected a forgery in the certificates that were presented by the five individuals and recommended that they are taken to Hoima central police station for questioning.
Speaking on Tuesday at the belated World AIDS Day Celebrations for Hoima district held at Mbarara primary school, the patients argue that there are no adequate drugs in the health facilities. Vivian Tumwesige, a 23-year-old youth says that failure to avail the health facilities with ARVs puts their lives at risk. She wants the government to available ARVs to all health facilities in the district.
Hoima Resident District Commissioner Samuel Kisembo says the programme intends to empower youths within the Albertine Graben through free vocational training in the areas of Welding and Metal Fabrication, plumbing and pipe Fitting, Motor vehicle mechanics, carpentry and Joinery and Brick laying among others.
Speaking to Journalists ahead of the annual Agricultural trade show on Monday morning, Ssempijja said that the government is engaged in activities that would enable youths to engage in commercial agriculture both at a small and large scale.
They include Patrick Tumuhimbise, a youth councillor for Rwanyamahembe Sub County, Ivan Muhoozi, the Mbarara District Youth Chairperson and Mackline Kyamazima, a member of Rubindi Sub County youth council. It is alleged that the three youth leaders used their positions and obtained funding through non-existent groups.
In the 2014/2015 financial year, Isingiro District disbursed 396 million shillings to 44 selected youth groups. Each of the groups received between 5 and 11 million shillings. Only 50 million has been recovered accounting for only 16 of the disbursed money.
The former chairperson of the NRM youth league Elly Muhwezi says that a total of 16 heifers that were delivered in June 2016 were distributed to unintended recipients instead of the intended beneficiaries