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Uganda youth call for a National unemployment policy

The African Youth Development Program has appealed to the Uganda government to come up with a national youth policy to help fight unemployment in the country.

Makerere University

May youth from Makerere University remain unemployed

An official from the organization, Ahmed Hadji told journalists in Kampala that the policy will among other things help to ensure the proper management of the recent fund created by the government in the 2010/11 National budget.

The fund worth 2 billion shillings will allow Uganda Youth have access to low interest loans without security. The loans according to the government will help Uganda youth set up income generating projects which reduces the problem of unemployment.

Hadji says that apart from ensuring the proper management of the youth funds, the national youth policy is also a sustainable way of addressing the problem of unemployment in Uganda.

According to statistics from the Uganda National Bureau of statistics, the youth constitute over 60% of Uganda’s total population.

Zacharia Tiberindwa, Ultimate Media

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