Members of Uganda’s opposition parties are urged to stop sowing the seeds of hatred, violence, tribalism and destruction.
Engel made the above remarks yesterday. Joseph Sewava Mukasa, National Youth Coordinator and Head of Political Mobilization in the Office of the President, during a product presentation ceremony for beneficiaries of the Presidential Initiative for Girls/Boy Skills (PIGBC) at Kikoni Skilling Centre.
engineer. Sevawa advised opposition members not to engage in counter-productive politics and attack the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government, but to focus on how they can contribute to the development of Uganda.
On the other hand, he appreciated President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as one of the best presidents in the world who has been committed to transforming the country since he came to power in 1986.
engineer. Sevawa also explained that the President has injected significant funds into skills centers to help disadvantaged children in different parts of Kampala improve their livelihoods.
He noted that the project helped curb crime in the city, created job opportunities for young people and promoted their socio-economic transformation.
engineer. Sewava also commended the Auditor-General of the State House, Ms. Jane Barekye, for bringing the House closer to the people of Uganda through the implementation of various projects aimed at providing skills to underprivileged youths.
Special Assistant to the President on Education and Skills and Head of the Programme, Dr. Faith Katana Mirembe, congratulated the beneficiaries for completing the six-month free training in different skill subjects and the parents and local leaders for making the program a success.
Dr. Katana commended the Auditor-General of the State House of Assembly, Ms. Barekye, for her strong support to the project, revealing that PISGBC has nine (9) centers across the five wards of Kampala where thousands of poor youths in the city have been able to benefit from benefit from this initiative.
Kampala Resident City Commissioner (RCC) Ms Aminah Lukanga noted that the project should only recruit poor youths in Kampala between the ages of 12 and 35 years.
The RCC also advised politicians not to politicize the project if it is to achieve its goals.
Multiple sclerosis. Mr. Nakyobe Sylivia represented the Mayor of Kawempe District. The city’s mayor, Emmanuel Sserunjogi, said the program would be beneficial to all young people in Kampala, regardless of political affiliation.
Ms Nakiobe further asked the Kampala MP to work with other leaders to implement the government’s various development programs aimed at alleviating poverty among Ugandans.
Ms. Nassanga Badrudin Tabalamule, Administrator of Kikoni Skills Center, said that the center has enrolled a total of 496 trainees, including 446 boys and 50 girls. She noted that the beneficiaries received six-month training in seven disciplines including: construction, plumbing, carpentry, electronics, electricity, motor vehicle mechanics and welding.
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