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Gov’t accused of frustrating Youth Livelihood Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the budget committee of Parliament have accused the government of deliberately killing the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) by denying the program funding. The Youth Livelihood Programme was designed in the financial year 2013/2014 to respond to challenges of unemployment among the youth. Over …

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Ntungamo youth divided over Museveni money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youths in Ntungamo district are up in arms against the Resident District Commissioner, George Bakunda for allegedly siding with Rodgers Aijuka, the Executive Director of Free and Rich Uganda who they accuse of unfair treatment. Free and Rich Uganda is local organization, which operates in …

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Youth demand involvement in oil and gas sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to involve the youth at all levels in the oil and gas sector. Speaking on Tuesday at a workshop organised by Action Aid, university students and youth in employment said there is less involvement of youth in the management …

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Tackling youth unemployment

It is importance to identify and provide solutions to obstacles to youth participation in agriculture | MUSA MAYANJA LWANGA | According to projections from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the Ugandan population is expected to increase to over 55 million in the next ten years, with the youth (persons …

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African govt’s urged to stimulate skills education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has tasked African governments to foster practical skills education, in order to reduce youth unemployment. Museveni said that in the world, over 156 million youth live in poverty because they are tagged on whitecollar jobs other than enhancing practical skills …

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Overwhelming turn up at LDU recruitment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There was an overwhelming turn up of youth for the Local Defense Unit-LDU recruitment exercise at Old Kampala Secondary School on Tuesday. Bilaali Katamba, the Spokesperson of the recruitment team I, said an estimated 3000 youths turned up for the recruitment. He explained that because …

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