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Candidates root for the youth

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th April 2008 03:00 AM

TWO contestants in the Buikwe parliamentary by-elections are unhappy with what they called the Government’s neglect of the youth.

TWO contestants in the Buikwe parliamentary by-elections are unhappy with what they called the Government’s neglect of the youth.

By Joel Ogwang

TWO contestants in the Buikwe parliamentary by-elections are unhappy with what they called the Government’s neglect of the youth.

DP candidate Dr. Lulume Bayiga said the Universal Primary Education (UPE) scheme had failed in the area, adding that poor roads had affected school inspection, leading to poor grades.

Trade and agriculture, he noted, had also slowed down as result. “The Government has failed to boost the quality of our schools because we lack effective representation (in Parliament).”

He observed that instead of attending school, the youth were fishing, putting lots money being spent on free primary and secondary education to waste.

Makerere University law student Allan Gitta, promised to start vocational schemes for the young people to boost their trading skills.

“Buikwe has energetic youth whose potential has been reduced to only fishing. We have skillful sportsmen and women but there is no plan to nurture their talents,” he said at Lugala village in Ssi sub-county on Friday

Gitta, who is an independent candidate, said the Bona Bagaggawale (Prosperity-for-all) programme would not benefit the youth since they lack collateral.

He asked that they be considered separately.

Candidates root for the youth

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