Senior Presidential adviser on defense Gen Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh has asked local government leaders to stop lamenting about youths being unable to start up their own businesses but step aside and help them do so.
Gen Saleh, this site http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-metadata.php who is also the head of UPDF’s Operation Wealth Creation program says that one of the most important roles of government is to create jobs for its people, treatment and therefore the local leaders should lead the way in showing the youths how create jobs rather than standing aside to rebuke them when they fail.
“Let the districts and local councils plan for their people and not rebuke and label them job seekers, at graduation parties,” he said.
Saleh made the call on Friday last week while officiating at the 6th graduation ceremony of the African International Christian Ministry College of Science and Technology where 300 students graduated with certificates and diplomas in various disciplines.
The function was held at the college campus in Rushambya, Kirigime ward Kabale Municipality.
Saleh urged the local leaders to complement the central government efforts to fight youth unemployment, noting that the funds from the Youth Livelihood Fund are insufficient and alone cannot provide a significant remedy.
Gen Saleh also said that government needs to start taking fresh graduates to the national leadership institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi for ideological sharpening, noting that it’s only when they are taught to be patriotic that they will learn to resist bad vices such as corruption.
At the event, Bishop Emeritus of North Kivu (DRC) Rev Enock Kayeye, who is the chairman and founder of the college said that it’s only through vocational studies that Uganda will develop and be able to deal with its unemployment challenge.
He urged the country to prioritize vocational training like several other countries around the world.