By AKAMPA Tanbull
Well, youth leaders, councilors, from all over the Country have been brought together in a Youth Empowerment Conference and Dinner convened by a team of passionate young entrepreneurs headed by M/S Desire Muhooza.
The conference has been convened under the Theme of Exchanging Ideas and Creating Opportunities for Young People”.
Has attracted speakers from CSOs, Private Sector and Government agencies.
The conference which has taken place at Grand Global Hotel has attracted keynote Speakers including Mr Habib Sseruwagi, Commissioner at Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) who shared about the mandate of EOC and how youth can benefit from Government contracts, tenders and programmes . Commissioner Habib, encouraged Youth to formulate companies and create businesses that will create wealth for them in order to build stable incomes for their families and support Uganda’s social economic Development.
Other speakers included Mr Bisaso, the Cordinator Emyooga Central Region, encouraged youth to keep focused and tap into Government programs.
The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)’s, Deputy Chief Cordinator, Gen Sam Kavuma encouraged youth leaders to invest their time and passion in agriculture and that OWC is already to support them.
Afande Sam Kavuma equally shared with the youth leaders on the importance of being patriotic and ideologically awakened consciencenes.
The Executive Director, of PPDA, Mr Benson Turamye made a presentation on youth empowerment and job creation through Public Procurement. He further informed the youth that 60% of Uganda’s national budget goes into Public Procurement, therefore it’s Paramount that youth start positioning themselves in order to tap into these funds.
Other Speakers from National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Youth members of Parliament like Hon Agnes Kirabo shared with youth on how to create wealth as they protect the environment.
M/S Desire Muhooza told the gathering that this time, they thought of bringing youth together in constructive and productive than just coming for dinner, not to eat and go back home, but rather talk business then eating comes later.
She thanked her team members for putting in their time to see that this conference becomes a success, part of the team included Mr Hakim Kyeswa from Mukono, Mr Moses Kintu, Mr Dumba Denis from Sembabule among others.