Minister Twadong: No More Jobs For Graduates

buy ampoule sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Currently, government is providing 600,000 jobs to the current civil servants.

This cannot accomodate the current number of university graduates which escalates annually.

Worsestill, this can’t match with the current population explosion which is projected at 34 million with more than 50% of the population being dependant.

This was disclosed Richard Twadong, the Minister without portfolio while officiating at the inter-university dialogue workshop which was held at Makerere university.

Twadong further adds that despite government expanding its tax base from Shs 5bn in 1986 to 75%, the available resources cannot accommodate 14,000 graduates that join the job seeking market every year.


Twadong attributed this to the liberalisation of the education sector which has seen private universities joining the education market.

He further advised the university students to pursue practical courses beside their degrees they are pursuing to acquire more practical skills.

The Minister further cited other areas where government has been at the fore front of bailing out graduates like the university fund which was instead misused because students had wrong orientation.

At the same workshop Sarah Bireete, the Executive Director of Centre for Constitutional Governance, advised government to reduce on the tax holiday which is extended to the foreign investors causing a loss of Shs 690bn.

Bireete narrates that with this trend government cannot counteract the ongoing economic challenges citing many donors withdrawing their funds leaving it to cater for its budget.

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