The Board Chairman, Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Patrick Bitature has cautioned young graduates against instant gratification as a way of living better lives.
The successful entrepreneur and businessman sounded the caution while giving a key note address at the 5th commencement lecture to Ndejje University graduates in Kampala.
Bitature told the graduates that they need to always have a master plan in life as this is the only way to a person’s success.
Bitature also well reminded the graduands of the scarcity of jobs in and outside Uganda; calling upon them to interest themselves in addressing the challenge through job creation.
“We must all be alive to the gravity of the problem that there are many young people graduating today, thanks for this peace we have enjoyed for 30 years. However, there are very few jobs being created,” Bitature said.
He observed that young people should think about creating their own jobs and stop waiting for government or someone to employ them.
“Build on the moral and spiritual values as well as seeking financial literacy to be able to create jobs for yourselves and those around you.”
“Everyone should chase their own dreams, Uganda is a country full of opportunities; it is up to you to tap into these opportunities we are each gifted differently,” he said.
“Look for your talent and use it to make Uganda a better country.”
Meanwhile at the event, Vice Chancellor Ndejje University, Prof. Eliab Lugujjo challenged the grandaunts to sieve the knowledge acquired from the institution and apply it well.
“You must reflect on the intellect that you have acquired from the institution and put it to use to achieve better results in life,” Lugujjo said.