State House hosts Mastercard youth initiative launch

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First lady Janet Museveni

On Thursday afternoon at State House Entebbe, Mama Janet and President Museveni joined in the launch of the Young Africa Works; a Mastercard Foundation initiative to mark its next 10-year strategy.

Museveni welcomed the initiative which targets up to three million young people and in concert with government effort towards empowering the youth and women such as the Youth Livelihood Programme, the Women Fund, the Emyooga fund, Skilling Uganda and Operation Wealth Creation.

Access to finance, technologies and skills for the youth remains an important aspect in building capacity for key sectors of commercialization of agriculture, value addition through small to medium manufacturing enterprises, services and an overall healthy, educated and prosperous society.

He congratulated the Mastercard Foundation for the work done across the world over the last 10 years and for choosing Uganda as one of the places to contribute since 2008.

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