Local leaders in Kasese implored to mobilize and encourage the youth to embrace vocational skills for socio-economic transformation


The Kasese District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer has implored local leaders across the district to mobilize and encourage the youth to embrace vocational skills for socio-economic transformation.

Mr. Eriab Begumya Ntarwete sounded the remarks today while addressing the congregation that had thronged the Rwenzori Square in Kasese town to witness the graduation of 726 people who had attained vocational skills at Uganda Rural Training Development Institute (URDTI) with funding from the Master Card Foundation.

During the three months training, the graduating class had acquired skills in domestic electrification, tailoring and garment cutting, hair dressing and salon management, welding and metal fabrication, carpentry and joinery, piggery, bee keeping, poultry keeping and motor vehicle mechanics among others.

 Mr. Ntarwete explained that government decided to embark on skilling Ugandans so as to address the challenge of unemployment among the people and enable them to earn a living from their own established enterprises.

He stressed that it was the role of the local leaders to sensitize and mobilize the young people to adopt the idea of skilling and hence become enabled to establish their own ventures for socio-economic transformation.

The Deputy CAO used the same platform to discourage the youth from joining the institutions of marriage when they do not have any sources of income to sustain their families and avoid cases related to domestic violence.

He commended the Civil Society Organizations for supplementing the efforts of government to extend services to the population in their various communities.

In his remarks, the Kasese Deputy RDC in-charge of Bukonzo County, Lt. Maate Magwara urged the youth to uphold the four principles of the ruling NRM government which include nationalism, patriotism, democracy and socio-economic transformation.  

According to him, the four principles are paramount as far as creating an enabling environment to hard work is concerned.

Hon. Adam Bwambale, the District Councilor representing the Central Division in Kasese Municipality who represented the District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi, encouraged the graduating class to desist from practices that would ruin their future.

He mentioned alcoholism, fornication and pre-marital sex as some of the activities that would make them acquire some incurable diseases.  

Mr. Augustine M. Muserero, who represented the Chief Guest, Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga encouraged the graduates to aim at advancing their levels of education so that they are empowered to work in some bigger companies.

Ms Grace Biira, the Caretaker for Uganda Rural Development Training Institute, Kasese Epicenter noted that in addition to skilling the youth, they also provide a start -up capital to the trainees who form themselves into groups.


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  • Kibundu December 14, 2023

    Thank you so much messiah

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