Jobless Katakwi youth turn to citrus project

By Emmanuel Opio

It is intended to support the youth financially

Unemployed youth in Katakwi district have established a citrus seedling project.

The project was started under their umbrella body Katakwi Unemployed Graduates Association (KUGA).

It is intended to support the youth financially amid concerns over lack of jobs for young graduates in the country.

KUGA, so far with 85 members, is focused on boosting livelihoods of young people by engaging them in productive activities like fruit farming, brick-laying, and more.

Stephen Ojakol, the chairperson of the association, points at shortage of land as a great challenge affecting the project.

To boost the association, each of the group’s members is understood to have paid sh5,000 as registration fee.

Ojakol called on government to support youth productive groups in the region in efforts to tackle the problem of unemployment.