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Unemployment leading youth into terror activities – Luwero RDC

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unemployment is partially responsible for the ease with which some youths are recruited to indulge in crime such as terror-related activities for a pay, Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole, the Luweero Resident District Commissioner has said. According to RDC Najjuma, an employed person is so busy working …

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The youth unemployment crisis

Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism | AUDREY DONKOR | Africa has the world’s youngest population; with a median age of 19.7 years. Such a large youthful population might ordinarily symbolise an ample and energetic workforce, a …

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TVET approach not necessarily solution to unemployment – Experts

TVET approach has contributed to the availability of skilled people in the country but unemployable due to skills mismatch Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in technical education say that the introduction of vocational training is not an automatic solution to the unemployment in the country. The UNDP statistics indicate that …

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Katumba promises to end youth unemployment

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Presidential candidate John Katumba has promised to end unemployment among the youth across the country if voted in as the next president. Katumba who campaigned in Soroti City on Friday said that unemployment in Uganda is caused by nepotism, greed and dominance of foreign nationals …

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Can Uganda steer out of poverty?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Ugandans could drift into poverty unless government comes up with measures to cushion those that have been rendered jobless as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, there are fears that poverty levels in …

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Government moves to boost fish farming in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has undertaken initiatives to boost fish farming in Masaka sub-region, as one of the measures to address unemployment among youth and women. The Ministry’s Undersecretary Ronald Ssegawa Gyagenda says that their technical teams have identified two …

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