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Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

The Assistant Commissioner for Vocational Education, Mr. James Mugerwa during the launch of the National skills fair on Tuesday in Kampala revealed that the Ministry of Education and sports has worked closely with Enabel and PSFU to skill Ugandans through the Skills development Fund and the skills development facility. The three-days fair will take place from 7th to 9th May 2019 at the UMA multipurpose hall.

The 120 billion shilling skilling Uganda fund has already registered 30,000 beneficiaries seven years of existence after its launch in 2012.

The projects targets 60,000 beneficiaries by 2020 and is aimed at facilitating competitiveness, productivity and employment for self reliance among the
Ugandan youth.

The Assistant Commissioner for Vocational Education, Mr. James Mugerwa during the launch of the National skills fair on Tuesday in Kampala revealed that the Ministry of Education and sports has worked closely with Enabel and PSFU to skill Ugandans through the Skills development Fund and the skills development facility.

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Janet Museveni and other Officials at Skilling Uganda consultative meeting at Hotel Africana in Kampala(Photo by PMPU)

Mr. Mugerwa further revealed that the fair will offer a platform to exhibit skills among Ugandans.

“The national skills fair is an opportunity for us to showcase the achievements of both funds.” Mugerwa said.

The three-days fair will take place from 7th to 9th May 2019 at the UMA multipurpose hall.

According to the SDF manager Christine Karungi, the fair will connect producers and manufacturers , employers and training institutions for more training and work opportunities.

“The innovative approaches employed in training have enabled several SDF beneficiaries to get employed while others have started their own businesses,” Ruth Byinzika Musoke, the Head SDF at PSFU said.

The skilling Uganda fund develops skills for the youths in the fields of manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, ICT and agriculture.

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