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Masaka Bishop Moots for Youth Agricultural Training Centre

Bishop Jjumba explains that the agriculture training center for the diocese will help to equip youth with survival skills, as well as building a new foundation towards reviving farming; the main economic activity that spurred development in the area.

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The newly consecrated Bishop of Masaka Catholic Diocese Serverus Jjumba is rooting for a universal agricultural training centre to address youth unemployment in the area.

Jjumba who ascended to the office of Bishop on July 06th this year, says that he is concerned about the high numbers of youths in the diocese that are still struggling for their survival despite some of them being educated.  

Jjumba is afraid that the many unemployed youths in the diocese are increasingly becoming so susceptible to different forms of exploitation including inhuman treatment as they struggle for foreign employment.

He explains that the agriculture training center for the diocese will help to equip youth with survival skills, as well as building a new foundation towards reviving farming; the main economic activity that spurred development in the area. 

//Cue in “moti yange mwagiraba…..  

Cue out; …..nja kifiirako.”//Relating from his personal experience as an orphan whose school fees was raised from a small coffee plantation right from his early school years, Bishop Jjumba is optimistic that is reawakened, agriculture can ably turn around fortunes of many parishioners in the diocese.

He adds that besides meeting his spiritual responsibilities of preaching the gospel, he is also looking forward to building a resilient workforce in the diocese, comprised of people who are capable of sustaining themselves.

 //Cue in: “kwegamba nina…. 

 Cue out; ….tafunye mulimo.”// 

Jjumba succeeded Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa who retired after he reached the mandatory age cap of 75 years. 

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