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DEPUTY SPEAKER TAYEBWA EXPECTED IN ARUA TO LAUNCH YOUTH SKILLING PROJECT

By Moses Alinda

ARUA: The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa will be in Arua next month.

Tayebwa who is coming on the invitation of the area Member of Parliament Central Division Jackson Atima  will launch and fundraise for Arua central division youth and women skills development and enhancement project.

The project that has been initiated by Jackson Atima is targeting a big number of youth and women groups in the Central Division of Arua City.

Addressing the media on Friday, Jackson said the project is aimed at improving the living conditions of the residents and also fight the increasing cases of crime especially among the youths.

“As a leader I have interacted, I have seen, I have observed the challenges faced by women and youth as a result of unemployment.”

The politician said that many teenage mothers who got unwanted pregnancy have one or two children that they cannot sustain and they become vulnerable.

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”We have youth because of the challenges of school fees, cannot continue with education and have no capital to start the business, becoming thieves and problematic in the community. These are the challenges I want to fight in my division,” Atima said.

He added that the beneficiaries in the project will be the youth and women through training in skills of fabrication, fashion and design, tailoring, bakery and the establishment of washing bays among others.

With the skills they will have attained under the project will help them to have startup capital so that they can sustain themselves financially.

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