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Youth urged to participate in leadership governance
Publish Date: Aug 17, 2014
Youth urged to participate in leadership governance
LEFT TO RIGHT: The Executive Director of Uganda Youth Network Emmanuel Kitamirikie, US Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi, British High Commissioner Alison Blackburn and Minister for general duties in the office of the Prime Minister Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere during the launch of the leadership Academy at Serena Hotel. PHOTO/Wilfred Sanya
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By Wilfred Sanya

KAMPALA - The US Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi has urged the youth to effectively use the Leadership Academy to help develop Uganda’s economy.

DeLisi was presiding over the launch of the Leadership Academy in Kampala on Friday.

The Academy has enrolled the first set of 50 youth to train for a period of six months in leadership skills. Those trained are expected to become more responsible and accountable leaders.

 “We know that the people of Uganda, and indeed people across the [African] continent, want their voices to be heard and to have confidence that the process by which leaders are elected will be free, fair and transparent,” said the American envoy.
 


US Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisif poses for a photo with some of the 50 youths enrolled  in the Leadership Academy. PHOTO/Wilfred Sanya


There is need to tap into and guide the energy of the youth and help them understand the realities of governance and leadership, he said.

On his part, the British High Commissioner in Uganda, Alison Blackburn, agreed that it is good for the youth to participate in political governance of their country.

With young people involved, she said, it strengthens the democracy of a country and also builds confidence for people to express themselves.

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