President Museveni Friday met the youth from Sebei- Region (Kween, Kapchorwa, and Bukwo Districts).
He was happy to inform them that due to the taxes from investors (attracted by the peaceful atmosphere), government is able to provide youth with capital and funds through programs like emyooga, Youth Livelihood Programme, Youth Capital Venture Fund, OWC, and girl-child-skilling.
“My appeal however is that with these funds, the youth should engage in income-generating activities rather than work for their stomachs, because there are more needs than the need to cure hunger.”
By engaging in income-generating activities, he promised to reduce the scramble for the few government jobs (480,000) by young people.
In any case, private sector has at least 13 million vacancies (Industry=700,000, Services=1,300,000, ICT=170,000, Commercial Agriculture= 11,965,200), hence should be the major target, he noted.
“My children through their youth have not been employed by the government.”
Natasha Karugire (in Picture) for instance is a farmer, her sisters are also in the private sector.
Only Muhoozi Kainerugaba is employed by the government because he is in the army.
Muhoozi serves as the presidential advisor on Special Operations.
Museveni said the other problem is the failure of parliament to prioritize.
“You find people budgeting to raise their salaries and increasing their foreign travel. We must emphasize budgets that cater for the masses to be able to raise Wealth Creation funds. Those who poorly budget are the people you elect.”