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Bishop Nsubuga asks youths to refrain from election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Luweero Diocese Eridard Nsubuga has appealed to youths to restrain themselves from acts of violence in the coming general elections. Today, Christians from Luweero Diocese attended services in churches in which they thanked God for the year 2020 and prayed for blessings …

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Nancy Kalembe’s pledge of job creation excites Kwania youths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of youths in Kwania district have welcomed the pledge by presidential candidate Nancy Linda Kalembe to create jobs. During her campaign trail in Lango region, Kalembe made several pledges that include fighting corruption, stopping land grabbing, improving teacher’s welfare, better health for youths and …

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Busia streets sealed off ahead of Museveni

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police and military forces have sealed off streets in Busia town ahead of national resistance movement-NRM party presidential candidate president Yoweri Museveni’s campaign meeting. President Museveni who is conducting his campaign in Bukedi region, has this morning started in Manafwa district. He is expected to …

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Money edging women, youths out of politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political aspirations of women and youths in Uganda are largely shattered by the high cost of contesting for elective offices. The conclusion is based on findings of a research that was conducted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the Public Policy Institute and the …

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Tooro youths failing in politics due to lack of funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of funding has dashed the hopes of several youths in Tooro sub-region to contest for elective positions. Some of the affected youths missed nominations for parliamentary seats while those who got nominated are struggling to print posters or get media space for …

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Prince Nakibinge lauds Kyagulanyi for awakening youth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prince Kassim Nakibinge has lauded the National Unity Platform-NUP party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for leading a campaign to awaken young people in Uganda on the need to participate in the governance of their country. Nakibinge said this while addressing journalists at his residence …

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UCDA draws more youth into coffee value chain

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA is encouraging youths to play an active role in the coffee value chain. The authority started by training youth groups on understanding coffee legislation, coffee garden handling, crop management skills and harvest, post-harvest handling and storage, skills of …

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Gov’t injects UGX 1.93 billion in youth livelihood program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will this month inject 1.93 billion shillings in the Youth Livelihood Program- YLP. According to the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze, 203 groups comprising of 2,236 youths from 26 districts will receive …

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Wake up and beat poverty – Museveni tells Ugandan youths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged youths to engage more actively in commercial production to get out of poverty. He said that the youth are sleeping while the few who are partially awake are involved in subsistence production only focusing on survival. Museveni made reference …

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250 youth empowered to fight HIV through tennis sport

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  250 Ugandan youths have completed a program designed to empower youth through the sport of tennis while also providing HIV/AIDS education.   Dubbed the Arthur Ashe Tennis Program, the initiative was implemented by the U.S. Mission in partnership with the Tartan Burners Athletic Club, the Uganda …

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