The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has applauded Sseninde Foundation for the very important initiative of imparting skills to the women and youth of Wakiso district.

PM Rugunda poses for photo with Hon. Sseninde and the graduands of Sseninde Foundation at Mandela national stadium

The Premier made the remarks while presiding over the 2nd graduation and award ceremony of certificates to 3500 women and youth trained in baking and catering, hair dressing and fashion and design by Sseninde Foundation at Mandela national stadium on Friday.

Dr Rugunda said government acknowledges and appreciates the enormous support Sseninde foundation is rendering towards the business, technical and vocational education and training (BTVET) in Uganda.

“This is a significant milestone in efforts intended to improve the quality of the lives of our people,” the Premier said.

He thanked the State Minister for Primary Education and Woman member of Parliament for Wakiso District, Rose Mary Sseninde for providing the necessary skills to the people through her foundation and also fulfilling the NRM Manifesto.

“Uganda has a big challenge of a labor force that is largely under or unemployed due to inappropriate skills and the slow labor absorptive capacity of the economy,” he said.

Dr Rugunda urged the graduands to use the acquired skills and knowledge to liberate themselves from poverty.

Sseninde said it was out of love for her people that she chose to empower them with the necessary knowledge and skills which they can now use to liberate themselves from poverty.

The graduands were also addressed by the Minister for Kampala, Betty Kamya who urged the people of Wakiso to guard jealousy the peace and security which was ushered in by President Yoweri Museveni.

ENDS

Tuesday, January 23, 2018