US Government Advances Support For Ugandan Youth Entrepreneurship

cialis 40mg geneva; font-size: small;”>Along this was a call for Ugandan young entrepreneurs to undertake modern day technological provisions to maximize global networking, as well as tapping into a wider range of awaiting global markets.

This was entailed in US Chief of Mission Scott De Lisi’s message which was carried by Embassy Information Officer Elise Crane, to dozens of young entrepreneurs from across the country at Post Bank Head Offices in Kampala on Wednesday for the Youth Works Innovations workshop.

The famous NTV Program according to founder Rusia Orikiriza Bariho, brings together youths from across the country and soon from cross-borders into sharing various entrepreneurship experiences, providing mentorship, supporting their innovations and creativity as well as exposure to the wider business world.

The young innovators converged for the Youth Works Business Clinic along the same vein and also to devise means for extra financial support to reinforce the program.


Mrs Elise informed the participants that unemployment is extensively becoming a global predicament and not typical to Ugandans or Africans per se.

“In the US we are currently faced with the same challenge to an almost equal gravity,” she said.

“Our youths however, have learned to make productive use of modern social media avenues to from extensive connections with government players, big private corporations and lobbying for all sorts of support to enhance their small entrepreneurship innovations,” she remarked.

She added that the US government, having wider access to such potential small business supporters, is committed to extending such opportunities to creative youth entrepreneurs in developing countries including Uganda.

“One such avenue is the ongoing Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST) boot camp in Dar es Salaam where youths from the region including two Ugandan representatives are partaking in sharing of innovative ideas meeting and interacting with business men from around the world as well as rallying for support for their inventions,” she noted.

Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Stephen Mukweli, Managing Director Post Bank Uganda, which is one of the co sponsors of the Youth Works program, expressed the bank’s fervent spirit to carry on helping raise youth entrepreneurship literacy, in addition to offering financial solutions to bolster their small businesses.

He highlighted a number of corporate social responsibility programs undertaken by the institution to support these youth programs in a bid to enhance their livelihood as a whole and called upon them to make optimum use of all such opportunities.

Youths were also enlightened on e-banking and its potential to simplify chores in their small businesses in both rural and urban settings.

Post Bank’s head of E-banking, Mr. Augustine Kisitu expressed highly positive prospects for mobile banking facilities in the country in spite of the current negative attributions by a good proportion of the populace.

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