One of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) directors for mobilisation, Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde, has asked youngsters not to wait for handouts from their leaders or even the government but to be innovative in order to ensure they earn some money.
She further said, Do not wait for the leaders to be donated and government but insist on being innovative and improving your lives. Avoid leaders who confuse you without looking at what the government has done for you. Time has come to identify the right way to follow.”
On Friday, Sseninde speaking to over 400 youth leaders at St.Joseph Bukalammuli Catholic parish, Kikandwa sub-county in Mityana district, during a weeklong retreat on Sunday.
Speaking to the group on the topic “The role of youth in multiparty politics in Uganda”, the NRM director for mobilisation stated it is wrong for youth to chase quick money through soliciting handouts from politicians and indulging in things like betting.
She stated that many of them have ended up being used and exploited by politicians for their selfish interests.
The youngsters, she added, should be interested in understanding Uganda’s political history and how the current leadership by President Museveni was able to “liberate the country from bad leaders”.
According to Sseninde, “Throughout this retreat, I beg young people to learn where Uganda is coming from. Learn how the leadership of Gen Museveni through a protracted war was able to usher in a pro-people leadership that has existed up to date. This will allow you to understand the future.”
The NRM director for mobilisation also encouraged the youth leaders to always help monitor government schedules in their areas.
She further stated that the NRM government has been executing a lot of programmes under your districts, but many of you do not benefit due to limited supervision and follow up from you, the leaders. Please stop
“The NRM government has been implementing a lot of programs within your districts, but many of you don’t benefit due to limited complaining and instead endeavour to monitor all government programmes in your areas in order to improve your livelihoods.”
She also encouraged the youths to embrace all government programmes for their own benefit, stating that this is a way that they will expertly benefit from them and stop complaining about neglect by the government.