Rukungiri Youth Empowered To Monitor Gov't Programmes

malady geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The youth livelihood program that was launched by Special Presidential Assistant in charge of Research and Information Mr. Morrison Rwakakamba is delivered through the Ministry of Gender, pilule Labour and Economic Development.

Under this program, the youth leaders of Rukungiri have received 9 brand new bicycles and one motorcycle.

Rwakakamba, in addition, delivered over two tons of hybrid maize and twenty thousand coffee plantlets to young farmers.

During the launch on Wednesday, Rwakakamba urged the youth to use the bicycles to mobilize, organize, participate and monitor government programs and ensure their efficiency.

He said that youth participation in monitoring such programs will ensure elimination of corruption in delivery of public services.

He added that the extended maize hybrid and coffee plantlets are the approved crops to be grown in Rukungiri after the ministry of agriculture zoned south western Uganda for coffee and maize among others.

The youth that were led by the district youth chairperson Mr. Robert Tukamuhabwa asked Mr. Rwakakamba to come contest for Member of Parliament for Rukungiri Municipality come 2016.

He, however, said “I am currently doing real people development programs that benefits all so that issue of contesting, though important, I will consider it at the appropriate time- Now I am focused on working for Presidency and The Agency for Transformation.”

He urged the youth to seriously get involved in start-up commercial agriculture as it is part of the president campaigns to fulfil the government’s goal come vision 2040.

At the launch, the Chief Administrative Officer Mr. Stephen Ouma asked the youth to form groups to harness their potential in poverty eradication programmes.

He said “if you formed groups with a clear agenda, government has money put aside for the youth and to facilitate their programs”.

The CAO said Rukungiri received over Shs300m in this financial year to facilitate youth who are keen on growing Tea.

The Vice chairperson LC5 Madam Hellen Kabajungu advised the youth to have people who they look up to that will keep them on track and avoid redundancy.


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