UN Promises more support to Youth during Tour of Presidential Demonstration Farm.


By E K Benja

Updated 12:43 GMT on Sunday 21st Feb 2021

On Thursday (18th February 21) UN Resident coordinator Rosa Malango alongside UNDP Resident Representative Elsie Attafuah and FAO country representative Dr Antonio Querido led members of Youth Coalition for SDGs at Kawumu State Lodge which hosts Presidential Demonstration Farm Project. Others included Mr. Deus Tirwakinda UNCDF START facility Manager (UN Capital Development Fund) , Mr. Victor Ochen, UN Global Ambassador for Peace, Executive Director AYINET (African Youth Initiative Network), Mr. Apollo Segawa, Executive Director, CURA (Consortium for Enhancing Universities Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development) Mr. Samuel Otim Rizzo, Chief of Party Avsi Mr. Martin Akampurira, Director for Youth, JB International and other members of the Youth Coalition.

This was in fulfillment of one of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s promise to the very youth he met at State House Entebbe last week for empowerment in several areas including human capital development by learning from him.

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Speaking to HICGI News Agency, the Farm Manager Mr. Gandugga M Geoffrey said it was important the youth learn from the president what it means making wealth by engaging in meaningful agriculture. He added that when the president first demonstrated irrigating with bottles, he was criticized around the world. “I will tell you, this is the plantation he watered.” showing the youth. Gandugga latter answered several questions from the youth during a discussion interval.

Sara Birungi Namuddu from Smart Transition says she is excited to learn more and called upon her peers not to look at farming as an activity of the old people rather one of the ways to create wealth.

In a news briefing by UN Bosses at the farm youth , youth were propelled to start farming. “In agriculture sector there’s money to be made provided the youth take farming as a business.” said Dr Antonio Querido

Rosama Malango disclosed that in 2018, they began dialogue with government on SDGs discussed and implemented in the country.

In an exclusive Interview with HICGI News Agency, UNDP Boss said youth should come as a group not individuals in case they want to benefit from the financial support they have.

 Youth Coalition for SDGs members at Kawumu State Lodge. 
1Immaculate AkelloGeneration Engage Network
2Edwin MuhumuzaYouth Go Green
3Kivumbi Earnest BenjaminHeal the Planet
4Solomon OdongoDiacente
5Gloria NalugwaAIESEC
6Laban Joshua MusinguziAgro Fresh
7Noah OmuyaAICA
8Linda AbejaAmeriatek
9Francis MaberiAfrican Monitor
10Mavita AliScore Beyond
11Eric OdokiSmart Life Experience Initiative
12Nurudin BusingyeSmart Youth Network Initiative
13Maurine TukahirwaGirls Must
14Marjorie MukisaServir Charity
15Robert KigongoBukoto Central Youth Link
16Specy NakateCreative Youth Agency
17Brian NtwatwaIncredibile Youth International
18Edson ZeboosiYouth Achievers Forum Africa
19Donald WaruhangaJalule
20Juliet NabatanziYouth Against Violence
21Mercy Melody KayodiAssure Uganda
22Destiny ChaigaUN Association Uganda
23Ishmael TamaleMy Tree Initiative
24Clinton AgabaSDGs Fellowship
25Sara Birungi NamudduSmart Transitions
United Nations Uganda
30 Mr. Simon NserekoEconomist
31Mr. Michael WangusaCommunication Officer
32Ms. Davinah NabiryeCommunication Officer
33Ms. Agatha AyebazibweCommunication Officer
34Ms. Sarah NamutebiProgramme Assistant
 Youth Innovators in Agriculture 
35Criton AhabweMakerere University student
36   Peace ApioCo-founder, Afri-coffee
37Nuwarimpa NagabaMakerere University student
 Partners Organisations 
38Mr. Apollo SegawaExecutive Director, CURAD
39Mr. Samuel Otim RizzoChief of Party Avsi
40Ms. Felicity AcanAvsi
41Mr. Martin AkampuriraDirector for Youth, JB International

Also read – https://hicginewsagency.com/2021/02/12/m7-wants-youth-partnership-to-save-ugandas-forests-wetlands/


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