MPs Deliberate on Bill to Support Fresh Graduates

Bunya East legislator, salve Waira Kyewalabye Majegere has Monday rallied lawmakers and other stakeholders to support his proposed National Graduate Service Bill which is aimed at supporting fresh graduates to easily access training and development opportunities and employment as they start their career.

This was during a consultative meeting on the bill at parliament which saw youth and their leaders from different parts of the country contributing to the bill.

Majegere who will be seeking leave on Tuesday to introduce the private member’s bill said the bill is geared towards supporting young people to access employment opportunities and to help mainstream young people participate in the economy and development.

“The marginalization of youth graduates from both the formal and informal sectors has resulted in high levels of poverty in the country that needs to be urgently addressed, ” Majegere noted.

The seconder of the motion also Western youth Member of Parliament Mpaka Mwine noted that the bill should be supported to act as an avenue for mentorship through the establishment of a graduate scheme.

Lillian Aber the Chairperson National Youth Council called upon MPs to support the bill which she believes will help in eradicating youth unemployment and poverty.

Aber also advised members to ensure that the bill caters for youths between 18 to 30 years as the beneficiaries of the scheme.

“Members should also engage the private sector because they have a lot of job opportunities than government. A window for the PWDS, girls and regional balance should be emphasized during the time of implementation,” she urged.

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