President Museveni expressed his disappointment with individuals and government officials who sabotage government programs aimed at transforming Uganda. During the commissioning of the Presidential Skilling Industrial Hub for the Greater Masaka sub-region, he vowed to take action against them. The hub provides free vocational training to youth aged 18-35 in various fields such as tailoring, hairdressing, and carpentry.
Museveni emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting underprivileged children’s education and self-sustainability. He plans to establish government primary schools in every parish and government secondary school in each sub-county, making education more affordable and accessible.
The President highlighted the importance of vocational courses to reduce Uganda’s reliance on imports and create employment opportunities. He mentioned plans to introduce courses in leather technology to promote local manufacturing.
President Museveni acknowledged the Buganda Kingdom’s contribution to poverty alleviation and wealth creation initiatives. He expressed gratitude to the kingdom’s leadership and praised their collaboration with the central government.
Barekye, the State House Comptroller, explained that the skilling hubs aim to eliminate youth unemployment and transform the economic prospects of individuals without formal education. She encouraged graduates to continue utilizing the skilling center’s resources for income opportunities. Barekye also urged the business community to consider employing these well-trained graduates.