Election 2016

Museveni: I’ll Now Focus on Poverty Eradication, Job Creation

President Museveni arrives at Ibuje Primary School, Maruzi county in Apac district amidist ululations from excited NRM supporters

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has decried the delayed issuance of academic certificates and testimonials to students by Certificate issuing institutions in the country, approved http://crcpallc.com/media/widgetkit/widgets/spotlight/layouts/dashboard.php Chimp Corps report.

The Premier said this practice frustrates graduates who need their academic credentials to compete in the job market.

Rugunda directed the Ministry of Education, ed http://ciencialili.org/libraries/gantry/features/iphoneimages.php Science, http://cs4all.nyc/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php technology and Sports to urgently address this matter and report back to him in three months.

The Premier made the remarks while presiding over the 9th graduation ceremony of Uganda College of Commerce Kabale on Friday.

Uganda College of commerce Kabale is a government aided, mixed business tertiary institution offering courses in the field of accounting, finance, procurement, marketing and catering among others.

“I would like to congratulate the students who are graduating today. Your hard work over the years has paid off. Thank you for making your parents, guardians, relatives, friends, the College and the country proud,” the Premier said.

Rugunda commended the College leadership and management for effectively using the internally generated funds to improve the college infrastructure, adding that this kind of spirit should be encouraged and emulated by other institutions.

He challenged UCC Kabale and other training institutions to ensure that the training they give to students equips them with the necessary skills that match the demands of job market adding that they should review their curriculum to meet the demands of manpower requirements for the rapidly growing economy.

He said Government was keen to review the Business Technical Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) curriculum to ensure that the technical institutions in the country produce technicians who meet the increasing requirements of the various sectors in the economy.

“We are committed to promoting and establishing regional centres of excellence among BTVET institutions to ensure production of a critical mass of relevant technical skills,” Rugunda said

He said 90 districts have at least one BTVET institution, which are gradually being equipped to provide quality BTVET training.

“We have committed ourselves, as a Government, to continue with the programme of establishing a technical and vocational institute per constituency, initially starting with districts,” said Rugunda.

Dr Rugunda commissioned the main administration block at the college which was constructed using locally generated funds.

He urged the College to embark on the construction of a girl’s hostel, adding that government will support the initiative

Rugunda also received an award of appreciation by UCC Kabale leadership in appreciation of his role in the establishment of the college.

During 9th graduation ceremony, 1,080 graduands for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 were awarded certificates and diplomas of Uganda business and technical examinations board and Makerere University Business School (MUBS).

59% of the total graduands were female and 175 graduands were awarded with first class diplomas and certificates.

The Principal of Kabale UCC, Tusiime Stephen said the college in collaboration with Kyambogo University had started offering degree programmes on affiliation arrangement.

He thanked Government and all other stakeholders for supporting the development of Uganda College of Commerce Kabale.

The College principal also challenged Government to increase on the capitation grant to enable the smooth running of the college in addition to providing funds to infrastructure development.

Tusiime also congratulated the graduands upon their academic achievement and wished them success in life after school.

“Go out and protect the good image of UCC Kabale. We want to make UCC Kabale a centre of excellence in South Western Uganda,” said Musiime.
President Museveni. who is also the Presidential flag bearer of the National Resistance Movement, drugs http://cineaverde.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp.php has said the Movement government having taken Uganda through several development phases, will in the coming five years focus on socio-economic transformation of the country mainly on poverty eradication and job creation.

Addressing a campaign rally at Ibuje Primary school in Maruzi County, Apac district on Friday afternoon, the President said after bringing about national unity, guaranteeing security and peace, rehabilitating the economy and national infrastructures, the next phase will be causing national transformation by supporting policies and programs that aim at eradicating household poverty and job creation.

Mr. Museveni said that in this transformation phase government is to increase funding in the agricultural sector especially the NAADS program to ensure that the population boosts their incomes from agriculture that must be commercial and profit oriented.

President Museveni further said to solve unemployment and fighting poverty government will further boost micro-credit support programs by increasing funding in the sector targeting the youth and the women.

“We have already put money in the youth fund and Shs 7 billion in the women fund we are going to direct more resources to these programs so as to reach as many people as possible,” he said.

Mr. Museveni said that the National Resistance Movement has managed to develop the country with limited resources by prioritizing the major sectors of the economy and today was the time to even do more since the national resource basket is bigger than ever before.

“The culture of prioritization is very important. You need to adopt it even in your own homes because you can’t do all things at the same time but you must sequence them in the order of their importance or else you fail to deliver anything,” he observed.

“We for example put 200 billion in NAADS and we know that it’s not enough but we invest Shs3,000 billion annually in the road sector because it’s a much bigger national priority that touches every citizen and all sectors of the economy.”

Museveni announced that government has secured funds to tarmac the road from Rwenkunyu, Masindi port, Apac, Lira, Palanga up to Acholi Bur.

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