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The Speaker of the Parliament, Anita Among, urged the youth not to sit idly by, but to take an interest in the existing opportunities.

Among said that there are so many opportunities in the country such as the Parish Development Model and asked them to work hard to benefit.

Andrew said this at the opening of the Fifth National Youth Parliament held at the Uganda Parliament Houses on Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to express their legislative ideas, concerns and expectations. The resolutions of the debates then become part of key policy-making processes in the country.

The youth elected their speaker Speria Nakigude and deputy speaker Francis Shaa Rubangakene who chaired the meeting.

Anita Among noted that in a country with more than 75 percent of the population under the age of 30, it is critical to use different approaches to address the challenges faced by the youth.

She also cites the high rate of population growth, which greatly affects the standard of living and creates urban slums, problems with land ownership, availability of credit for development, lack of access to social services and skills among others.

AUDIO Speaker Among

However, she noted that young people should not just sit and wait, but should be active in finding opportunities.

She said forums such as the Youth Parliament are supported to promote the inclusion of young people in key public decision-making areas, influence the policy and legislative agenda and foster positive leadership development opportunities.

Among them, he promised the full support of the parliament to the resolutions of the Youth Parliament and said that they will also ensure that the issues raised are forwarded to the relevant ministries for decisions.

Hon Boniface Okot, the Youth Member of Parliament for Northern Uganda, who represented the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, said the Mock Parliament helps build the youth whose participation is enshrined in the constitution.

He encouraged the youth to seek ICT skills and innovation to build solidarity between generations.

“Use your numerical strength, your energy and your innovation to develop our continent,” Okot said.

Gonze Nicolas, representative of the European Union delegation, said that the EU and German governments are committed to supporting young people, and this is evident in their support for the Youth Parliament.


He said the EU has a long history of working with youth through development cooperation.

“The EU delegation will also create a youth board where young people can interact with the EU in development cooperation,” Gonze said.

Hans von Schroeder, the deputy head of the German mission, said that they have established a youth advisory board that will advise the cooperation strategy of the German ministries from a youth perspective.

AUDIO Schroeder

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