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RAHU Launches 2017 Young Achievers Awards

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (2nd R) addressing journalists during the launch of the Young Achievers Awards 2017 together with RAHU Board Chair Joe Kigozi (L), RAHU Founder Humphrey Nabimanya (2nd L) and co-founder of the Awards Awel Uwihanganye (R) at Serena Hotel.
Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (2nd R) addressing journalists during the launch of the Young Achievers Awards 2017 together with RAHU Board Chair Joe Kigozi (L), RAHU Founder Humphrey Nabimanya (2nd L) and co-founder of the Awards Awel Uwihanganye (R) at Serena Hotel.

    By: Paul Ampurire

  • Jan 23,2017
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The Young Achievers Awards, http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/us.php 2017 a platform that recognizes young people in innovation, http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-content/plugins/cue/cue.php social enterprises and other outstanding personalities have Monday been launched.

This year’s edition will reward 10 most outstanding young Ugandans in other categories like business, ICT, music, fashion, film, journalism, farming and agro processing among others.

The awards ceremony will be held on August 12 which will also be the International Youth Day.

At a news conference held at Kampala Serena Hotel, it was also announced that the organization of the awards will beginning this year be under the auspices of Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU), a youth focused not for profit entity.

The Young Achievers Awards franchise was founded by two idea driven youths Awel Uwihanganye and Ivan Kyambadde back in 2009 to inspire the young flock.

“We came up with these awards as a result of our struggles at the time but we wanted to encourage young people not to give up. However, we are now out of the age bracket and thought it wise to pass on the franchise to a youth organization so it can give the awards new direction,” said Uwihanganye.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda who attended the launch pledged government support towards the initiative saying: “through this effort we can turn young people into talent and skills as opposed to the perception that they are useless.”

He cited ICT innovations such as Facebook, Apple and Google which were invented by young people but have since changed the world.

“Young people are a great asset to Uganda and their activity could transform this country into middle income status sooner than if they were spectators,” the Prime Minister added.

He especially encouraged youths to get involved in agriculture so as to increase production and exports.

Humphrey Nabimanya, the RAHU Team Lead who is also one time winner of the Award committed to propelling the franchise to greater heights and identifying outstanding individuals regardless of their locality or popularity.

“It is for this same Award that the various partners I have worked with have believed in my vision and bought into it. As RAHU we have the capacity to steer this franchise sustainably,” Nabimanya told the press.

On the issue of credibility of the awarding process, Nabimanya told ChimpReports that a reputable panel of judges will be used in addition to validating the on ground works of the nominees to ascertain if they qualify.

Nominations for the Young Achievers Awards will begin between February and March this year.

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