Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga is expected at the 3rd Youth Business Forum that is scheduled to take place on the December 16th 2019 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.
Organizers say the forum this year will brainstorm on how to negate some of the hindrances youths face in participating in entrepreneurship.
Anna Adeke Ebaju the Eastern Youth MP disclosed that investors from different sectors have as well been invited to share their skills and knowledge with the youth.
“We are bringing key investors and trying to build partnerships between young entrepreneurs who are starting up their innovations and small startups. We are bringing them together with bigger investors to share experience and knowledge,” Adeke said.
Adeke also revealed that deliberations at this year’s event shall form the key talking points at the 2020 Common Wealth Heads of State meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
Western youth representative Mwiine Mpaka pointed out that it was the youth forum that initially moved a motion to stop landlords from collecting rent in United States Dollars.
Mpaka noted further that the issue of copyright infringement was raised at last year’s conference and Kadaga had moved to engage Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB).
Among other issues, he indicated they were still engaging government on include establishing a youth bank that was adopted at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting.
“We know we need a bank; we cannot survive on handouts forever. We need a sustainable and long term solution,” Mpaka added.