State House Comptroller tips youth on being job creators not seekers

The State House Comptroller, Jane Barekye has advised youth in Bunyoro sub-region to be job creators rather than being job seekers.

This, according to Barekye will help them to create wealth and employ other Ugandans thus reducing unemployment rates in the country.

“H.E the President has a vision of scaling down unemployment rates especially among the youth and stimulate industrial production in the country through Zonal Industrial Hubs. Please make his vision come true by using your acquired skills to create jobs that will transform Uganda’s economy,” Barekye who represented President Museveni told the youth during the graduation ceremony of 209 students who had successfully completed their five months free training in different vocational disciplines at Bunyoro Zonal Industrial Hub in Masindi district.

“I would like in a special way to thank the President for being a Visionary leader with a fatherly heart who has managed to evenly distribute government resources in the country for instance; we have 20 hubs spread across the country. He did this to ensure that every Ugandan benefits equally from the initiative,” she added.

She encouraged the beneficiaries to put the acquired skills into good use in order to help Uganda achieve the desired socio-economic transformation.

“The president realized that life does not stop at degrees only, you can earn from your hands even when you’re not educated and it’s the very reason, he initiated the Zonal Industrial Hubs to skill you irrespective of your academic background. Now use those skills to change your lives, your families and the economy of Uganda,” she said.

Florence Asiimwe Akiiki, the Masindi District Woman Member of Parliament advised the graduates that when they join the money economy, they should be humble with good customer care if they are to grow their businesses. 

Aled Ronald Akugizibwe, the Buruuli County legislator also appreciated the President for his visionary leadership that enabled him to set up skilling centres for the youth.

“Go out there and make the President happy by putting your skills into good use,” he said.

Eng. Raymond Kamugisha, the Director Presidential Projects and Industrial Hubs at State House highlighted the criteria followed to select trainees.

He said the beneficiaries were selected based on their willingness and they were supposed to be between 18 to 35 years of age regardless of their academic backgrounds.

“Every sub region has an industrial hub and the purpose is to skill people in their respective local languages. We admit people by will as long as you are ready to learn, you are welcome to this hub. We don’t mind whether you know English or not; the instructors here are your children from Bunyoro, and they can teach in the respective local language,” Kamugisha said. 

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