Katikkiro Eng J.B. Walusimbi has stressed the need for people to support vocational institutions which he said are the solutions to the rising unemployment in Buganda and Uganda as a whole.Â Â
Katikkiro who was meeting the initiators of Care for Uganda, an NGO that basically provide support of various categories to the local community at Bbowa in his office at Bulange, Mengo on Monday morning was disappointed to discover that the NGO initiated a vocational institution at Bbowa but that it has been frustrated by some officials in the area with no good and sound explanation.
He warned that people need to understand that there are no jobs on the market regardless of the level of education one obtains but that vocational institutes are helpful since they impart useful skills to the youth which can help them initiate their own businesses rather that search for jobs that may not be easy to find.
Care for Uganda is a fully registered NGO both in the United Kingdom and Uganda. It started operating in Buganda in 2008 where it helped several children in Muyenga slums and later settled at Bbowa Bulemeezi. It is currently engaged in several projects that help the local community including Health Care services, Sanitation, Education and under this scheme, they are paying for over 100 vulnerable children.
Care for Uganda as furthermore set up a fully equipped Vocational institute to help train people in various skills that can lead to sustainable development. They have also introduced a project that helps farmers improve and obtain some income from their farming activities.
According to Florence Kasule, they have sensitized farmers on the proper farming methods that can bring about better yields. She explained that after training, the farmers are then given 2 piglets of both sexes who are later required to give back 2 piglets when they give birth.
She revealed that the NGO has also set up a pit latrine at Kawagalo play grounds as a way of promoting sanitation among people of Bbowa.
Katikkiro Eng J.B. commended them for such great initiatives which he said are very important to the people of Bbowa and Buganda as a whole adding that the institute has come at a time when many youth are unemployed to help impart skills that can help the youth initiate their own businesses.
He promised full support for the NGO since its projects are geared at improving the local communityâ€™s standards of living.
Kabaka of Buganda