By Elly Katahinga
The speaker of Ugandan parliament the Rt Hon. Rabecca Kadaga has called upon government and leaders to embrace and promote vocational training in schools as the only way to curb unemployment amongst youths in the country.
According to Kadaga every county should have a technical school in order to increase import substitution arguing that there wouldn’t be a need to buy radio receivers from China since they could be made in Uganda.
She made remarks yesterday Sunday of August 6, 2017 while officiating at the fundraising drive for the St John’s Vocational SS Kishariro Nyamunuuka Town Council Kajara county Ntungamo District.
The school was started in 2012 under the Roman Catholic Church by late Rev. Fr. Charles Mugisha to extend services nearer to citezens.
Hon.Kadaga said that there is need to see Ugandans more innovative than usual things of tailoring and knitting if they are to be job creators.
She promised to support the school with equipment and textbooks such that students can enroll for vocational trainings.
Kadaga also tasked leaders at various levels to start a campaign aimed at tree planting to all bare hills of Kajara County for environment conservation.
The MP Kajara Timuzigu Micheal Kamugisa hailed speaker Kadaga for prioritizing vocational education which he has been advocating for.
A total of over 38.4m was raised out of 157,515000 m shillings is needed for the construction of a 4 classroom block and an office.