1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs in Uganda RT. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga met with the youth from Africa Kwetu Students Organisation led by their group leader Kiiza Eric

1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs in Uganda RT. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga met with the youth from Africa Kwetu Students Organisation led by their group leader Kiiza Eric

1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs in Uganda RT. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga met with the youth from Africa Kwetu Students Organisation led by their group leader Kiiza Eric who called on her at the Ministry’s offices on Kingdom Kampala building located on Nile Avenue with a Certificate of Appreciation. The Africa Kwetu youths are so passionate about youth participation in promoting and marketing of Uganda’s involvement in the East African Community.

The RT. Hon Minister of East African Community Affairs in Uganda welcomed their ideas and proposals of activities which included: Easy Writing, Debates, Magazines, and Public speaking among others and She promised to support them. The youth team was later joined by the Ministry’s Principle Gender Officer- Mrs. Alarango Florence for a digestive discussion on how better they would like to see the message reached to different clusters in Uganda and she further gave them a tour of annual activities that cater for the youth.

Background:

Upon recommendations of the Sectorial Council, an EAC Youth Policy was adopted in August 2013 in order to provide a binding framework for effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth programmes and projects. It also provides clear strategies in the sector, and a strategic plan which takes into account youth issues.

Mainstreaming youth in EAC programmes aims at:

  • formulating a harmonized comprehensive regional policy that provides a binding framework for effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth programmes and projects;
  • empowering the Youth so that they can fully participate and benefit from the regional economic, social and political integration;
  • establishing a regional mechanism that will promote and sustain youth culture, values, morals and ethics; and,
  • Implementing mechanisms outlined in the youth policy.

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