Alex Oremo, the Lira District LCV Chairperson says that Lira University has provided 16 hectares of land where the youth hub will be constructed.
Lira District Local Government has secured land for the
construction of a youth hub under the Presidential Long- term Skilling Uganda
In 2012, President Museveni launched the long-term skilling program to
address the skills gaps among the youths.
The district was supposed to provide land for the centre where youths will be trained to obtain hands-on
skills in bakery, knitting, metal fabrication, hairdressing, tailoring and shoemaking.
Lira District Local government identified Aler farm, a government
piece of land located in Ngetta Sub County.
However, the project was halted after conflicts erupted when some
locals dragged the district to court claiming ownership of the land.
Alex Oremo, the Lira District LCV Chairperson says that Lira
University has provided 16 hectares of land where the youth hub will be
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Construction is scheduled to start next month.
Once completed, the hub, the government will equip the hub with all learning tools, accommodation and feeding facilities.