The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has urged youth to start their own projects instead of waiting for government to dish out money to them.
Ntagali said the youth need to plan, organize and create projects before being given money to improve their income status otherwise the government will make losses.
Ntagali’s statements came in the wake of President Yoweri Museveni initatives to empower youth by giving them money to help them create jobs for themselves.
Youth in Kamwokya were on September 24, 2018 given 100 million shillings by government with Uganda Media Centre Executive Director Col (rtd) Shaban Bantariza presenting the money.
The money was distributed through the Ghetto Youth Initiative speaheaded by President Museveni to help youth create employment opportunites for themselves.
However, Archbishop Ntagali is concerned that this money will be misused. Ntagali argues that since the youth receiving the money may not have any projects they are working on already, they will not make good use of the money.
Ntagali urged the youth to keep themselves busy even when they have not received government money because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
Ntagali also challenged government to place more policy emphasis on training students in skills that can help them create employment for themselves.
Ntagali made the remarks while announcing the Uganda Christian University event due to take place on Sunday 30th September 2018 aimed at praying and raising funds for the construction of the medical laboratory at Mengo School of Medicine.
Ntagali hopes they will be able to raise 350 million shillings to aid in the construction of the medical school.