Commonwealth youth meeting a big success: Minister Mukwaya

Commonwealth youth meeting a big success:  Minister Mukwaya

The Government of Uganda proudly hosted the historical 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala from July 31 to August 4, 2017, says Janat B Mukwaya, the minister for Gender Labour and Social Development. “Youth ministers, youth leaders, youth workers and youth sector stakeholders from across the Commonwealth countries and beyond appreciated Uganda very much […]

COMMONWEALTH: Youth key in Uganda government decision-making

COMMONWEALTH: Youth key in Uganda government decision-making

Uganda has welcomed a new policy guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat and renewed its commitment to supporting measures to place young people’s needs and aspirations at the heart of national policy-making. Mr. Pius Bigirimana, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development on Thursday said that Uganda was very keen on put youth first […]

#9CYMM: Museveni guides youth into future

#9CYMM: Museveni guides youth into future

Young people’s circumstances should never be used as an excuse for underperforming or for why they are not looking at improving their lives. That was the opinion of President Yoweri Museveni, who highlighted the importance of grabbing each opportunity with both hands and putting it to good use. With employment at a record low, President […]

Janet backs Shs14 trillion children endowment at Kampala Commonwealth meeting

Janet backs Shs14 trillion children endowment at Kampala Commonwealth meeting

Uganda’s poor children and families will have access to basic needs once the Commonwealth countries are able to raise over $4b (about Shs14 trillion) to run “The Child Support Grant”, the First Lady and Minister for Education Janet Museveni has affirmed. Launched on Tuesday at Speke Resort Munyonyo during the ongoing 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers […]

Historic Youth Meeting Successfully Kicks off in Kampala

Historic Youth Meeting Successfully Kicks off in Kampala

By Stephen Muneza Delegates from all over the world have Monday joined Ugandan youth leaders and dignitaries as  senior government representatives from more than 30 countries, as well as young people, youth workers and donor organisations as the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala kicked off. “Mainstreaming youth into our […]

Rugunda talks youth unemployment with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland

Rugunda talks youth unemployment with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland

Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda met with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland at his office in Kampala. The British Baroness arrived in the country yesterday evening ahead of the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting that will be held at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort from 31st July to 4t Aug. 2017. The Deputy Minister said discussions […]

Big Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting Coming to Uganda

Big Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting Coming to Uganda

Government ministers and senior officials, young leaders, youth workers and other stakeholders from Commonwealth member countries and beyond will at the end of July meet in Kampala to find answers to youth setbacks- discussing a range of practical solutions to address pressing challenges such as youth unemployment, marginalisation and vulnerability, as well as young people’s […]