Omusinga Mumbere urges the youth to embrace vocational skills


The Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma has urged the youth to embrace vocational skills and use them to transform the economy.

The Omusinga sounded the remarks last evening while officiating at the second graduation ceremony of over 400 youth had completed a vocational training at Rwenzori Zonal Industrial Hub – Kasese located at Mubuku in Mubuku Town Council, Kasese district.

The graduates were awarded certificates in seven (7) employable vocational disciplines namely; Tailoring and design, Hairdressing and makeup, Building and Construction Practice, Carpentry and Joinery, Welding and metal fabrications, Bakery and Confectionery and Leather processing (shoe making) examined by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT).

The Rwenzururu Cultural leader said that as a person he believes in the power of skilling, adding that he was hopeful that the skills and knowledge attained would help to change the mindset of the society.

He, however, requested government to establish more skilling centres, suggesting that every district should have at least two industrial hubs because of the increasing population that needs skills.

In his remarks, the State Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga Kime, told the congregation that the President’s vision of skilling Ugandans is a fulfillment of a history mission of the first and founding King of Rwenzururu, Isaya Mukirania Kibanzanga.

According to him, before the demise of Isaya Mukirania, he had had emphasized the need for formal education among the Rwenzururu subjects as a tool for development.

Mr. Fred Wanakira, an official attached to the Ministry of Education and Sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training, urged the grandaunts to aim at attaining more other levels so that they stand a better chance of competing for jobs not only in Uganda but also in the entire world.

The function was also attended by the State House Comptroller, Ms Jane Barekye and Mr. Robert Rwakantare, the Director of Mobilization in the President’s Office.


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