The archbishop of the church of Uganda His Grace Stanley Ntagali is asking Ugandan youth to always think of laying future plans as this is the only way they will register success in life.
Speaking at a media conference to announce the annual Uganda Christian University day that falls on every last Sunday of September at his offices in Kampala, Ntagali says most Ugandan graduates are not fully grilled into the prevailing working environment of Ugandan which has made it hard for them to feet in the job market.
The day is aimed at raising funds for the university as a campaign to develop the newly set up medical school at the university.
He further says, UCU students are always taken through a special career development, placement to equip students with life skills that help them out compete students from other tertiary institutions when they meet in the labour market.
He also advises them to desist from always thinking of white collar jobs and instead think of starting up jobs for themselves as a way to sustain their lives. He then challenges them not to look out for handouts from govt as a source of their future.
Youth in Uganda are the youngest population in the world, with 77% of its population being under 30 years of age. There are 7,310,386 youth from the ages of 15–24 years of age living in Uganda.
Most of these are not fully employed and have now turned into a big problem to the state despite a number of strategies used to make them productive.