Six youth entrepreneurship groups have been formed in Nkoma Sub County in Kamwenge district to help in business development among the heavily unemployed youth in the district. The groups include; Mukore United Association, Mabale Youth Development Network, Bisozi Parish Youth Association, Kaberebere Youth Poultry Farmers Club, Kakinga Youth Farmers Group and Rwembirizi Youth Development Group.
The groups were formed after an entrepreneurship training workshop under the theme, “innovation and entrepreneurship skills among the youth.” held at Nkoma Sub-County headquarters on 30th May, 2012. The training was organized by the Kamwenge district youth Councilor Hon. Monday Wilson and facilitated by Toro Development Network (ToroDev).
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The Kamwenge District Youth Councilor, Hon. Monday Wilson appealed to the youth in Nkoma Sub county to get more involved in agriculture to reduce unemployment among the youth which in affecting the country (Uganda).
Hon. Monday further appealed to the participants to strengthen their groups and create more partnerships with the civil society and government to tap the opportunities available for development.
The meeting was also attended by the Nkoma Sub County Chief, Nkoma Sub County Chairperson and Kamwenge District Speaker.
ToroDev was represented by Johnstone Baguma (Executive Director) and Akugizibwe Solomon (Media and Communications Officer) who facilitated the entire one day exercise.
Unemployment rates among the youth in Uganda remain the highest in the world, government efforts to reduce the unemployment rates among the youth through initiatives like setting up the Youth Fund has not helped solve the problem.