Business
Mukono reaps from mushrooming industriesPublish Date: Jul 03, 2014
Mukono reaps from mushrooming industries
  • mail
  • img
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and sports, Dr. Jane Nassali Lukwago discusses with the Speaker of Mukono district council, James kunobwa (right) and the RDC, Captain Kigozi Kaweesa at the site for Namataba Technical institute. PHOTO/Eddie Ssejjoba
newvision

By Eddie Ssejjoba                   

Leaders in Mukono district have appealed to the youth to take up training in vocational and technical skills that will offer them automatic employment in the mushrooming factories and businesses in the area.

The leaders say Mukono, also strategically located along the Kampala-Jinja highway and near an Industrial Park in Namanve had already attracted over 30 upcoming big and medium factories that are projected to give thousands of jobs to the youth.

The district council speaker,James Kunobwa, said that the district had welcomed with open hands the setting up of a technical and vocational institute at Namataba industrial area that will train many youth to acquire jobs.

Kunobwa made the comments recently while meeting officials from the ministry of education and sports who toured the construction site for Namataba Technical Institute constructed with aid from the government worth shs6.2billion.

The institute that is slated to open in December will offer seven courses but three have been selected for the start when it opens in January next year. They include building and concrete practice, welding and metal fabrication and motor vehicle mechanics.

The units built include a computer lab, administration block, classrooms, library, a dormitory for girls, kitchen, four houses for teaching staff, two quarters for nonteaching staff, two bore holes and a water tank reservoir.   

 “We know that most of the students who will train here will create their own jobs, but those who want will find it easy to get them from the many factories that are coming up in our area,” Kunobwa said.

He emphasized that parents should encourage their children to offer science subjects in Secondary saying it will be a requirement for entrants to have studied Sciences.

In future, Kunobwa said, the district requested the institute to offer other market demanded courses like petroleum, electric installation, tailoring and plumbing.

The district is also willing to offer more land to the ministry if they could secure funds to expand the institute saying creating jobs for the youth was one of the district priorities.

“We receive this institute with open hands because we shall have got skilled manpower to work in the factories here, we shall offer more land for expansion,” he said.

The Permanent Secretary ministry of education and sports, Dr. Jane Nassali said the government was prioritizing the Skilling Uganda program that will give skills to many young people who need employment.

She pledged that the students from this institute will be of high quality and will have the necessary skills to compete well in the job market.

Nassali said government was aiming at creating a middle income class which can be achieved through having more factories and value addition, which she said cannot be achieved unless train more people to acquire skills.

“Skills enable more people to easily get jobs or create their own,” she explained. The construction works are undertaken by HL Investments.                    

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Bid documents for Kampala - Malaba standard gauge railway ready
Bid documents for the construction of the 238km Malaba - Kampala Standard Gauge Railway (Phase 1) have been approved by the contracts committee of the ministry of works....
Motorcycle owners appeal to URA over quack dealers
OWNERS and operators of motorcycles have appealed to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to protect them from unscrupulous dealers who are fleecing them...
Parliament told to speed up law on animal feeds
THE lack of a law that regulates and guides animal feed manufacturers is threatening the livestock sector in Uganda, according to a study conducted by the ministry of agriculture...
Lack of mentorship killing businesses
ABSENCE of mentoring programmes for businesses is the reason why many have failed to break even...
Shell says Q2 net profits triple to $5.307bn
Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that net profits more than tripled in the second quarter, boosted by asset sales and higher oil prices....
NTB reporting system to be commissioned today
Trade minister, Amelia Kyambadde will today commission the Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) Reporting System, a mobile phone and email-based system for reporting barriers to trade....
Is Uganda prepared to effectively tackle an Ebola Outbreak?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter