Presidential advisor on special operation Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has warned that unless leaders get the youth involved, they pose the greatest challenge to the country.
Muhoozi who is also First Son explained that it is not enough to speak about youth empowerment without following it with action.
Lt Gen Muhoozi blamed leaders for creating an information vacuum among the youth.
In a candid talk like no other before, Gen Muhoozi used the surprise birthday party organized by his friends both in the military and public to take a swap at leaders who don’t put their words to action when dealing with issues concerning the youth.
“The youth are your next battle; leaders need to show concern when dealing with issues concerning youth.”
The Presidential advisor also didn’t mince his words when it come to media. He said while there has been progress on the youth livelihood program, the youth lack information and the media has not helped much.
The permanent secretary in the ministry of gender Pius Bigirimana while demonstrating the progress of youth livelihood program, revealed adjustments that had been made to make it more accessible to the youth.
Bigirimana revealed that cluster groups to obtain Youth Livelihood Program have been adjusted to five members and not 15 as earlier indicated.
Minister of Information and National guidance, Frank Tumwebaze asked the public to emulate people in military in how they handle tasked.
“Let us copy military men, they are focused when given a specific task and not like politicians who must resort to intrigue and person fights.”
Speaker after speaker lauded Muhoozi for being an inspiration to the nation and always offering a listening ear.
Maj Gen Leo Kyanda revealed that Muhoozi is an inspiration despite being his junior previously.
“Even when I was still commander of the Presidential elite protection force, I would consult Muhoozi. He has inspired many of us.”