Mp Mpaka decries Corruption In Youth Livelihood Program
The western Youth Member of parliament, Hon.Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama has decried the entrenched corruption in the management of youth livelihood program.
The Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) is a Government of Uganda Programme targeting the poor and unemployed youth in all the districts in the country. The Programme is implemented under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD.
The initial budget estimate for the Rolling Programme is Uganda Shillings 265 billion in the next 5 years, with funds advanced to the Youth Interest Groups (YIG) in form of a Revolving Fund in order to increase outreach and enhance sustainability of the Programme.
Speaking in Mbarara-Kakoba division on saturday as the guest of honour at a sensitization workshop organised by Farmers Voice Network(FVN), a community based farmers advocacy group, Mpaka said the corruption in the funds is forcing parliament to rethink opf putting the program under Uganda development bank, instead of relying on focal persons.
Mpaka also faulted government for entrenching education system that makes the youths job serekers.
Speaking at the same function, the chairman Farmers Voice Network(FVN), Kabateraine Robert said there is need for government to come together under one forum to reap from Uganda’s backborne, the agriculture sector.
Kabateraine speaking to the gathering, at the home of Bamwine George-amodel farmer in Kyapotani cell, Kakoba division, Mbarara Municipality.
He further calls for youths sensitization and mindset change in regard to agriculture. Kabateraine adds that the youths have been lured away to towns, leaving agriculture to parents, yet they would play an ardent role in the agriculture sector.