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Government moves to build industrial parks to curb unemployment

By Alice Lubwama

Government has made a commitment to build more industrial parks that will attract more investors to create jobs for the youth.

In a speech read for him by the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi during the commemoration of World Population Day at Paridi stadium Adjumani District, Museveni noted that riches of the country are not in it’s natural resources but in it’s human capital.

He says government is committed to empowering youth through Skills impartation.

The theme for the celebrations is Renewing the promise,Empowering Uganda youtha to Drive Social economic transformation

During the same function leaders from West Nile region also took a strong stand to check teenage pregnancies and early child marriages.

The leaders signed a declaration to that will move to ensure all school going children including girls remain in school .

They said this will be achieved through passing bylaws and ordinances against child marriage and teenage pregnancies.

Reading the memorandum at the world population day celebrations, the Adjumani district chairperson James Leku said they will also invest more in reproductive health programs and enable adolescent youth to access sexual reproductive information.

The country representative United Nations population fund Alain Sibenaler said that there is unmet need by many girls to control pregnancy but they cannot access the right information on the services.

Sibenaler also warns that unless women and girls rights such as choosing when they should be pregnant or not poverty levels will not reduce..

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