“Start Small Scale Industries To Create Wealth”-Museveni Urges To Youths

“Start Small Scale Industries To Create Wealth”-Museveni Urges To Youths

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By Spy Uganda

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has advised the youth in Kasese District to start small-scale industries, as one of the ways of fighting poverty and creating wealth among themselves.

“Start small-scale industries. You can do them jointly by registering SACCOs and then you get money from government programs, and you get poverty out of your homes,” President Museveni said in his message delivered by the State House Comptroller during the graduation ceremony of 198 students who successfully completed their five months skills training at Rwenzori zonal Industrial Hub, situated at Mubuku Town Council in Kasese district.

The graduates who received Level I Certificates from the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) were trained in different vocational disciplines such as welding, tailoring, carpentry and hairdressing.

The President explained that people cannot get out of poverty or create wealth just by receiving better services from the government.

“There’s a difference between development and wealth. Government can bring better roads, electricity, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure to you but all that cannot bring wealth to your homes, therefore wake up and go create wealth,” the Head of State urged.

“You can create wealth from four sectors. You can create wealth through commercial agriculture by growing food for sale and this can get poverty out of your homes. You can also create wealth through industries; they can be big or small industries where our skilling falls. You can still push poverty out of your homes through services like tourism and hospitality and lastly through ICT.”

On her part, Barekye reminded the people of Kasese that President Museveni’s vision to skill the youth in the country was majorly to curb the challenge of unemployment as well as to encourage the young generation to be job creators not job seekers.

She also encouraged the graduates to embrace government development programs like Parish Development Model and Emyooga to get start-up capital that they could use to create jobs for themselves.

“Leaders, please help to guide these young people on how to access these funds. Under PDM, youth were allocated 30 percent of the model fund,” the Comptroller said, adding, “As State House, we are going to put here a common user facility equipped with machines to help you produce goods free of charge and sell them to earn money. We are also planning to take some of you graduates, especially those who trained in welding to Kigumba Petroleum Institute for upskilling so that you can benefit from Uganda’s budding petroleum sector.”

Busongora County North Member of Parliament Hon. Sowedi Kitanywa lauded President Yoweri Museveni for his visionary leadership that has transformed Uganda socially and economically.

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