RDC Najjuma argues that those who are easily recruited are desperate and it is because they have lost a sense of direction. These recruits are then used by unscrupulous people or groups who have selfish interests.
Fr. Muheezangango, says that although the metal scrap dealers are somehow benefiting from the trade, the business has seemingly triggered more harm than good. He has cited the deadly explosions in Nakaseke, which claimed one person and left four other nursing injuries.
Katumba who campaigned in Soroti City on Friday said that unemployment in Uganda is caused by nepotism, greed and dominance of foreign nationals in business. He also noted that Uganda’s biggest problem is misplaced priorities like procurement of teargas instead of medicine in the health facilities.
The traders many of who import the materials and design the outfits for sale locally say that the import duty that took effect on July 1, 2020, has greatly affected them. They are charged USD 5 (|18,000 Shillings) per kilogram of textile which, according to them, is too expensive.
Joseph Owona, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialists in Soroti, says he has handled at least three cases of young people with mental disorders resulting from smoking Paspalum. He notes that effects of using smoking Paspalum are more worrying than Marijuana and other substances.
According to the Tooro Kingdom Youth Minister Edward Kasaija, the centre, expected to open by December, will train youths in Mechanics and Repair, Visual and Performing Arts, Sports Sciences and Nutrition, Carpentry and Joinery, and Information Technology, among other courses.
Statistics by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), demonstrate that significant transformations are still required to make education systems more inclusive and accessible. It shows that only 10 per cent of people has completed upper secondary education in low-income countries, 40 per cent of the global population is not taught in a language they speak or fully understand and over 75 per cent of secondary school age refugees are out of school.
Hoima Resident district commissioner-RDC Samuel Kisembo wonders why the money has not been recovered yet the people who approved and recommended the groups are around. He says some of the CDOs and the sub county chiefs directly got involved in the procurement process of some of the group items while others illegally formed groups that they benefited from yet they were not supposed to be beneficiaries.
Alfred Malinga, the Chief Administrative Officer, Nabilatuk, says sections of people in the district want the recruitment delayed as their relatives finish with school and obtain the required qualifications.
Ntagali says that Uganda is battling youth unemployment with hundreds of fresh graduates churned out by universities every year ending up on the streets. He observes that in the absence of jobs in both private and public service, the youths need to be supported to start income generating activities.
Besides corruption and greed, Kabaka Mutebi also raised concern about the high rate of youth unemployment in the country. He called for the restoration of cooperatives as a matter of urgency to provide jobs to people as well as income.
In their first session on Monday, the Commonwealth Youth delegates will debate issues regarding Youth Unemployment, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and harnessing Youth in Leadership. Their other debates throughout the week are to focus on Teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, Youth and Social Media among others.
The report says the global economy grew 3.6 percent in 2017, after hitting a six-year low of 3.2 percent in 2016. The recovery was broad-based, driven by expansions in developing, emerging and developed countries alike.
He said that government has identified land in Entebbe for the construction of an industrial estate and manufacturing sheds adding that the youths, most of who are engaged in artisanal activities, have done a commendable job even without government support.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has called on the European Union to assist African countries deal with youth unemployment and underemployment. Oulanyah is in Ljubljana, Slovenia attending the 6th Annual International Conference Africa Day.
45-year-old Rodha Asiimwe is the mother of Pamela Nankunda, who graduated with bachelors of Procurement and Logistics from Kyambogo University on Wednesday. According to Asiimwe, although her daughter has graduated, she is worried about her future because of job scarcity.