Minister of state for youth and Children Affairs Hon. Sarah Mateke Nyirabashitsi has today the 30th of September launched the Ghetto Got Talent search and Health Awareness Campaign, this is aimed at identifying what the youth of the community seen as their priorities, Skill gaps and capacity needs.
She said the ministry is to mobilize and empower communities to harness their potential while protecting the Rights of vulnerable population groups.
Uganda’s young people below the age of 30 years comprise 78% of the country’s 40.7 million people. Unfortunately, youth unemployment in Uganda stands at 83%.
It is these worrying statistics that constantly move the Government of uganda to think of designing programs to tackle the unemployment situation among the youth.
The government is committed to organize the youth leaders to further organize and inspire the diversities of the young people in the country not to sit back but rather do some thing to change the status quo.
Investment in training the youth to acquire skills required in the Job market is highlighted in the NRM manifesto thus deliberate efforts will be made to create an environment that offers opportunities to create Jobs for the youth. This will be done through government programs of youth livelihood program, Emyooga,Uganda Women Entrepreneurship program and Youth venture Capital Fund.
As we launch the Ghetto Got Talent Search and Health Awareness Campaign, we look forward to an interesting journey of this kind of initiative from Ghetto Communities. The Campaign will focus on Talent and skills Development, backyard Gardening,Economic empowerment and financial Management Boot camps and Confidence Building.
As the ministry, we shall continue to support private sector ideas that help in the development of the Social well_ being of Ghetto communities.