Youth in the Rwenzori Sub-region urged to be patriotic to the government


The State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Balaam Barugahara has urged the youth in the Rwenzori Sub-region to be patriotic to the government as well as respecting the National Ideologies and Values.

Hon. Barugahara asserts that most youth in the country are lured by some people mostly from the opposition political parties for their selfish interests and hence end up diverting them from obeying the National Ideologies and Values.

The Minister sounded the remarks yesterday while the people who are currently undergoing a seven –day patriotic course at Bwera Secondary School in Mpondwe –Lhubiriha Town Council, Kasese district.

Hon. Barugahara, who was appointed a Minister a month ago, explained that he would use his office to conduct community barazas in all sub-regions and sensitize the youth about the importance of patriotism courses and the National Ideologies and Values among others.

He also encouraged the youth to be hard working and focused in an attempt for them to be good citizens of Uganda.

In a separate meeting with the staff and students at Bwera Secondary School, Hon. Barugahara observed need for the learners to abstain from sex until marriage. This, according to him, would help them prevent some early and unwanted pregnancies.

He used the same podium to plant trees at the institution. The trees included one for President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and another for Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Chief of Defense Forces.

As a Vice Chairperson for the Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU) formerly MK project, Minister Barugahara later met with the organization’s Youth League from the Rwenzori Sub-region and asked the members to work together and demonstrate love, peace and unity as they promote the core values of the PLU.

According to him, the core values of PLU include patriotism, zero tolerance to corruption and desisting from wastage of government resources among others.

He subsequently warned the PLU members against fighting for ranks within their movement, asking them to instead encourage the youth to join the campaign.

Hon. Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga Kime, the Patron for PLU in-charge of the Rwenzori sub-region who also doubles as the State Minister for ICT and National Guidance clarified that their league is a pressure and civic group but not a political party.

Ms Daphine Walemba, the PLU Coordinator for the Women League asked the administration of the association to consider the idea of giving out scholarships and bursaries, jobs both at local and national levels to the members from Kasese and the entire region.


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