The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has hailed President Museveni and his government for introducing the life changing skilling initiative among the youth which he said is a step in the right direction in as far as fighting unemployment in Uganda is concerned.
“I’m very appreciative of this presidential initiative aimed at skilling the youth. The most important thing for anyone is to get work and you can only learn what to do when you’re still young. So, I urge the young people to come and get trained so that you may have meaningful lives especially when you’re adults,” Katikkiro Mayiga said.
The Buganda Premier made the remarks on Wednesday while launching the Presidential Skilling Industrial Hub for the greater Masaka sub region at Ndegeya Village in Bugabira Parish in Masaka.
“So, it’s an opportunity that this industrial hub has been placed here in the greater Masaka area and the young people must take advantage of it,” Katikkiro said.
The center which started operations in February this year offers free vocational training to the youth aged 18-35 drawn from the nine (9) districts that make up the greater Masaka sub region and Masaka city. The Katikkiro called upon the youth to grab this golden opportunity and get skilled.
“I always tell people that opportunity moves silently but you must have the nose to smell it, the ears to hear it, the eyes to see it and the tongue to smell it. It’s a great opportunity being spearheaded by the State House Comptroller and members of her team, skilling the youth in this part of the Kingdom of Buganda. So, I urge all the youth to come and grab this opportunity,” the Katikkiro further added.
He however cautioned those in leadership not to spoil the initiative and urged them to work together.
“Matters of development are devoid of ideological inclinations, religious beliefs and even nationalities. If you want to develop, you must be smart to grab the opportunity that comes your way,” he noted.