TOP
  • Home
  • News
  • I will tackle unemployment - Mbabazi

I will tackle unemployment - Mbabazi

By Apollo Mubiru, Janat Namulindwa

Added 9th December 2015 10:23 AM

Mbabazi on unemployment, campaign

Mbabazi 703x422

Mbabazi supporters carrying his posters

Mbabazi on unemployment, campaign

 

By Henry Sekanjako and Charles Jjuko

"There is nothing that is hurting me as failing to get a job despite being a graduate.  I have looked for a job for the last five years, but I have failed to get one that is why I resorted to riding a boda boda (motorcycle) where I get sh10,000 a day, which you can hardly use to do something meaningful," said Ssentamu Saidi a resident of Busaana in Kayunga district.

Peter Baseka 27, a resident of Kitimbwa in Kayunga district also told New Vision that just like other youth in Kayunga, getting a job has been his long-time dream.

When independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi campaigned in Kayunga yesterday he addressed Ssentamu and Baseka's concerns promising to create five million jobs countrywide for jobless Ugandans especially the youth when voted the president of Uganda in February.

"I feel sorry for you my fellow Ugandans especially the youth who don't have jobs. But when you elect me as your next president I will ensure that there are jobs per sub- county to employ the jobless youth," pledged Mbabazi.

Speaking at a rally in Kitimbwa Sub County, Kayunga district, Mbabazi said there are thousands of jobs currently unfilled in government departments. He said his government would ensure that such opportunities are filled up by qualified Ugandans.

Mbabazi noted that because of the high rate of unemployment in the country, many Ugandans were still living in abject poverty which he said needs to be addressed.

"The poverty in this country is stinking. That is why you need to vote for change so that   you get rid of poverty," said Mbabazi.

The Former prime minister who spent Tuesday afternoon campaigning in Kayunga district promised to revive cooperative societies where special interest groups such as women will empower themselves economically.

Amama noted that he would also establish 1,388 community banks at sub county level across the country to enable women, the youth and various vulnerable groups' access loans without much collateral.

At Busaana Sub County, Mbabazi pledged to revamp the transport, education and health sectors which he said are doing badly.

"When you elect me, I will ensure that our mothers don't die in hospital while giving birth. I will also ensure that the road network in Kayunga and the rest of the country is improved," said Mbabazi.

He noted that his government will ensure that hospitals are stocked with all the necessary drugs required for every day treatment.

Mbabazi who made stop overs at Bukoloto, Nazigo and Kireku town centres before he addressed  a rally at Kayunga town council, urged the people of Kayunga to cause leadership change in Uganda by using their votes without necessarily thinking about war.

Mbabazi noted that Uganda needed to maintain the current peace in the country for economic development.

"You have the power to cause change in this country and the power is within your vote. But you cannot enjoy the peace because of poverty. Many things have been done in the past years but a lot needs to be done," said Mbabazi.

Mbabazi's rally at Kangulumira town council was disrupted by an afternoon heavy down pour. However this didn't stop him from speaking to his supporters who had waited for him since morning.

Using plastic chairs to shield themselves from the rain, Mbabazi's supports stood still, as he preached to them the need to have a political change in Uganda.

"You should vote for change so that you can have low taxes, improved power tariffs which are good for investment," urged Mbabazi.

"I feel sorry for you my fellow Ugandans especially the youth who don't have jobs. But when you elect me as your next president I will ensure that there are jobs per sub- county to employ the jobless youth," pledged Mbabazi.

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles