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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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Youth call for investment in agriculture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youths have asked the government to increase funding in the agricultural sector. Laban Musinguzi, the Executive Director of Agro Fresh Uganda, an organization that unites youths participating in agriculture and agribusiness says that government needs to invest in training youths on better farming practices and also …

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Lira ghetto youths find hope in selling tree seedlings

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of youths in Lira city are telling a success story of abandoning the streets to earn from a newfound passion for growing and selling tree seedlings. The group which comprises of mostly street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business …

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Moroto youths petition Nakalema over recruitment

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A group of jobless youths in Moroto has petitioned the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the just concluded recruitment in the district. In their April 3rd, 2021 letter, the youth say the exercise was marred with nepotism and tribalism against applicants from Matheniko …

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Address youth vulnerability in politically motivated violence-IGAD

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has asked member states to address youth vulnerability amidst the high unemployment and limited livelihood opportunities.  The IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu says that the young people are particularly vulnerable to being mobilized into destructive occupations such as ethnic …

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Namisindwa youth implicate officials who spent Shs 700M YLP funds with them

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Namisindwa district local government has resorted to making arrangements of arresting all youths who have failed to recover the Youth Livelihood Program money now for three years. While speaking to our reporter, Andrew Wabweni, the Namisindwa district community development officer said that in 2018/19 financial …

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Jumia creates jobs for young entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | As coronavirus restrictions continue to bite the economy, e-commerce firm, Jumia, is creating job opportunities for the youth to make money and transform their lives on its platform. Since 2018, the company came up with Uganda’s JForce program. The program is Jumia’s pioneer sales consultants …

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