The state minister in charge of veterans, Lt Col (Rtd). Bright Rwamirama said that there is need for the parents to provide tools to the skilled Ugandans to enable them to put into use the skills acquired from various institutions of learning
Lt Col Rwamirama was speaking as the chief guest at the launching of theskilling Uganda project in Isingiro district.
Speaking at the launch, the woman Member of Parliament Isingiro district, also the initiator of the idea Justine Ayebazibwe Kashaija said that she introduced this program to enable the youth and the women acquire skills.
According to Ayebazibwe, in the research carried out it was discovered that many youth in Isingiro district were misusing the government money under youth livehood funds and UWEP due to lack of skills that can be applied in their established project.
She noted that the training will take two month with the award of certificate to those who will excel and this will be done annually.
The skilling program is held at Isingiro secondary and about 400 participants from three constituencies of Bukanga, Isingiro north and Isingiro south train in catering, salon management among othersat no cost. All the necessary expenses are catered for by the members of parliament lead by the women MP.
Skilling Uganda was launched in 2012 to address the skills gap in the country to enable individuals increase productivity and raise incomes.
Steven Kagwangye Rwakanuma the Member of Parliament Bukaga County in Isingiro district said that there is political influence the project.
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