Minister Nakadama Urges Parents to Embrace Vocational Courses

The Third Deputy Prime Minister, Lukia Nakadama, has urged parents to embrace vocational courses as a way of changing the unemployment narrative.

Nakadama, who is also the Mayuge District Woman Member of Parliament, said children should be enrolled for hands on skills like computer training, tailoring and plumbing which she said have potential to eradicate poverty.

Nakadama was speaking at the awarding of certificates to youths who have been trained by Huawei Digital Truck Project. The youth have majorly been equipped with computer application skills at Iganga Boys Day and Boarding School Iganga District.

“The computer application skills you have acquired from Huawei Company will simplify in your day to day activities like research and knowledge about medication from google doctors and other health workers on internet,” Nakadama said.

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She added: “In our region is always ranked among poorest regions in Uganda due to unemployment and land fragmentation in the rural areas. And this act of dividing land into small portions to grandchildren have boosted lack of food a cross the country and you should stop hiring out your land to investors to grow sugar cane.”

Hellen Grace Osamo, the minister of state for persons with disabilities called upon all organizations to involve people with physical and mental disorders into hands on skills like computer training purposely to minimize unemployment among them.

“Eliminate political issues from development weather National Unity Platform, National Resistance Movement or Democratic Party supporters development is for all of us all. All the political leaders are working under NRM manifesto purposely to improve on our people’s standards of living,” Osamo said.

Osama warned parents who send their children with disability to beg for money from the streets and religious worshiping places like mosques and churches yet they can do something for themselves.

The former Iganga LCV Chairperson, Patrick Kayemba, appreciated the work done by the Huawei technologies that hopes that the project will push Busoga region to the next level in terms of fighting unemployment and poverty.

“You are trained with a purpose of improving on the standards of living not to commit crimes to the public by computer misuse.”

On the same occasion a number of politicians and local leaders were involved namely chairperson LCV Iganga District Gabula Ezra, Resident District Commissioner Wandela Sadala and Chinese from Huawei Company.

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