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Digital census to employ over 12,000 youths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s upcoming digital census promises not only to revolutionize data collection but also to create over 12,000 employment opportunities for Ugandan youth. The nationwide exercise, scheduled for 2024, will embrace digital technologies to gather crucial demographic and socio-economic information, aiming for increased accuracy and efficiency. …

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MTN Uganda oversees graduation of 185 youths in the MTN ACE Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda’s Corporate Social Responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, has graduated 185 youths who formed the first cohort of the MTN ACE Programme. The programme, launched in December 2022, in partnership with the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, The National ICT Innovation Hub, Centenary Technology …

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Six youth remanded to Kirinya prison for promoting sodomy

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six youths who were arrested for their alleged involvement in acts of gross indecency were last evening remanded to Kirinya Prison after appearing before the Grade One Magistrate’s Court in Jinja. The accused youths, who are aged between 20 and 26 include; Geoffrey Ibanda Sadic Wassajja, …

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Six youth in viral homosexuality video arrested

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region, on Friday confirmed the arrest of six youth for allegedly featuring in viral homosexuality video. Their arrest stems from a viral video showing six youth practicing sordid acts before cameras as others chanted on in the background. The video was …

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MTN Foundation programme receives 410 youths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, has welcomed 410 youths in the inaugural cohort of the MTN ACE initiative meant to sharpen skills of fresh graduates, those in and out of school, innovators, entrepreneurs and tech-driven start-ups to become self-reliant and contribute to …

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Namisindwa RDC orders arrest of youths over YLP funds

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Namisindwa Resident District Commissioner, Fredrick Bango has told the police to arrest all youths who have failed to pay back money they got under Youth Livelihood Program in 2017/2018 financial year. While speaking to our reporter at his office, Bango said that out of …

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Youths raise voices over climate change

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Kampala youth’s recently took to the streets to raise awareness in relation to worsening effects of climate change characterised by unpredictable rainfall patterns, drought, floods and landslides. “We are experiencing floods, Mudslides, continuous drought because of reduction in tree cover,” Oscar Ssenyonga …

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