President Museveni has called for the establishment of industrial zones or production centres at Sub County level to create jobs for the country’s large youth body.
The President made the call over the weekend during the pass out of over 9000 women from Wakiso district.
The women were trained in practical vocational skills. The were trained by the Seninde Foundation in various skills including hair dressing, tailoring and design and bakery among others.
Museveni said production remains low largely due to a small number of factories and industries around the country.
To solve this, he proposed the establishment of industrial zones or production centers at the sub county level arguing this will create more jobs as well as aid value addition for agricultural products.
This will be supported by government availing funds to commercial Banks which will advance loans to startups at 12% per annum.
Museveni told the people that Ugandans can only get out of poverty through increased production.
The state minister for Primary Education who is also the Wakiso Woman legislator Rosemary Sseninde decried the high levels of poverty across the country – a problem she attributed to lack of skills and startup capital.
This is the 3rd graduation held by the Sseninde Foundation.