By Kenneth Akanduhura Mugooha
Today’s youth still face many attitudinal challenges to self-empowerment. Both the problem and the solution begin at home with their parents. Leadership training must start from an early childhood, as these young adults learn to take gradual responsibility for their own decisions. Only through self-determination, can these youth eventually achieve leadership in their respective communities. In addition to parental guidance, society has responsibility to create opportunities for these young adults to exercise good leadership. We must focus on the practice of leadership rather than the theory. Young adults should be given the opportunity to practice what they learn, such as being responsible for designing, organizing, and implementing their own conferences. Yet for many youth leadership implies a broader involvement. We need to encourage youth to pursue their own interests, and help them integrate into their local communities. Ultimately, the establishment of leaders in all aspects of society will eventually improve the lives of all youth and people.
As great leaders it is time for young adults to carry on the torch. Are the youth of UgandaÂ ready to assume the responsibilities? Have they been properly prepared to become the new leaders of tomorrow? Yes I say. As a leader, I have met face-to-face with the best talent that ourÂ district BushenyiÂ has to offer, I have as a leader had the privilege of demonstrating exactly what leadership is. There is no doubt in my mind that they as youth posses the potential to be great leaders. Just look at many personal accomplishments of some youth, and it is clear that we have far exceeded the prior generation. However, my pride and optimism are tempered by the inconsistency in leadership development among youth.Â Let’s get out of our comfort zones and put a challenge for our community Bushenyi and Uganda at large .For God &My Country I remain.
Akanduhura Kenneth Mugooha for Mp Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality a product of Bushenyi.
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