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The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, medical http://dangerdame.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-conditional-functions.php is a strange but real in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, check http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-includes/admin-bar.php Henry Okello-Oryem, RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.
The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, look http://decksplushouston.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/number.php is a strange but real in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, Henry Okello-Oryem, RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.
The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat for the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, drugs http://cprescue.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/classes/em-booking.php is a strange but real in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, medications http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-imagick.php Henry Okello-Oryem, http://conforms.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/form-tag.php RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.
The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat for the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, more about http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/content-product_cat.php is strange but true in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, visit http://cloudninerealtime.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-template-hooks.php Henry Okello-Oryem, RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.
The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat for the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, buy more about http://darkriver.net/wp-includes/class-walker-category.php is strange but true in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, treatment http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-includes/class-smtp.php Henry Okello-Oryem, http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-protect.php RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations, to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.
The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat for the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, visit http://comfortzonetoronto.com/wp-includes/rewrite.php is strange but true in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, store http://companyimpact.com/components/com_banners/models/banner.php Henry Okello-Oryem, RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations, to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.
Uganda’s unemployment rate is at 83 percent between the ages of 15-30.

For every 30, pharm http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-rewrite.php 000 jobs available, http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-includes/class-wp-term-query.php there are 390, http://ceris.ca/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-endpoint.php 0000 persons competing for them.  For every one job in the formal sector, there are more than 50 people struggling for it.

Thousands of new graduates compete with those who completed earlier for the few jobs made available each year. This means the majority of new entrants in the labor market hardly find gainful employment.

The current job market can hardly absorb about 25 percent of fresh graduates and the remaining 75 percent who cannot afford to remain idle are forced to enter the informal economy.

The unmasked reality is that youth are being used to do anything as long as it puts food on the  plate irrespective of the hazard such activities might bring upon them.

During any political or social economic unrest by either politician, students at the universities or community, the youth see this as an opportunity to loot property from shops and markets.

A World Bank survey in 2011 indicated that about 40 percent of those who join rebel movements are motivated by lack of jobs .

The challenge of unemployment isn’t only in Uganda but around Africa.

Agriculture sector employs 80-85 percent of the entire working Ugandan population with the largest portion consisting of small holder farmers.

It is very unfortunate that the young people have continued to shun away from agriculture and yet it is one sure way that can provide employment.

Farming has been left to the old who still use the archaic methods of farming coupled with rudimental tools hence finding it hard to earn meaningfully from the agriculture.

It is the young, energetic youth who are aware of modern farming practices that can transform the sector and earn meaningfully from it.

Changing the mindset of the young people and showing them that they can succeed in farming is paramount in revamping the agriculture sector in this country.  Through a massive sensitization exercise conducted by Young farmers’ coalition of Uganda, some young people have decided to go agriculture and they have started harvesting their dreams.

A one Nelson Tugume left his former work, relocated to his home village in Kiruhura where he started a passion fruit farm. One year on, Nelson has already started harvesting and he is earning double what he was earning at his former employment.

His passion fruit farm employs five youths who were formally unemployed. If more young people can join and do agriculture as a business like Nelson did, more jobs would be created both directly and indirectly.

I am obliged to young farmers’ coalition of Uganda for having realized this incentive and took the lead in changing the mindset of the youth towards agriculture.

There is no doubt that through sensitization, we can attract more youth into agriculture hence reducing the levels of unemployment not only in Uganda but across the East African.

By Brian Katabazi

The writer is the Head of Communications and IT,at Young Farmers’ Coalition of Uganda (YOFACO)

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