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NUSAF3/PRDP should put in place measures to deliberately target young people

Post Date: February 10, 2017 Categories: Author: upfya

The Government of Uganda (GoU) and development partners have continued to support reconstruction of northern Uganda. Over the past two decades, GoU proactively attempted to address the post conflict problems, rural poverty, extreme levels of vulnerability, poor service delivery, low agricultural productivity, social exclusion and weak local governments through a variety of policies and programs. […]

The National Graduate Service bill, 2016 to be drafted and tabled

Post Date: November 22, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

Parliament has granted leave to introduce a private member’s bill, the national graduate service bill, 2016. The motion was moved by Hon. Waira Kiwalabye Majegere, MP Bunya East and was seconded by Hon. Mwine Mpaka, Youth MP Western Region and Hon. Bagoole John, MP Luuka County. The object of the bill is to establish a […]

Reopening of Makerere University remains unclear

Post Date: Categories: Author: upfya

Makerere University remains closed following an order by President Yoweri Museveni for on Tuesday, 1st November 2016, citing insecurity due to strikes by lecturers over non-payment of their allowances for eight months and later by the students demanding for the resolving of the lecturers’ grievances so they can return to class. Members of Parliament across […]

Youth turn up massively for the Annual Youth Expo

Post Date: November 1, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

The 4 th Annual National Youth Skills development Expo took place on Friday, 28 th Oct 2016 at the Uganda Museum. This brought a number of exhibitors and other invited guests, where the Chief guest was Hon. Janet Museveni Kataaha, Minister of Education and Sports, who was represented by the Minister of Gender, Labor and […]

MPs to table a bill on National Youth Service and Internship Scheme

Post Date: September 23, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

Following the ever increasing youth unemployment rate in the country and due to the fact that majority of the university graduates lack of employability skills, Members of Parliament think it is candid for Parliament to pass a bill pertaining to the institutionalization of a National Youth Service and Internship scheme. This was during a press […]

UPFYA Intervenes in Medical Graduates Internship matters

Post Date: September 7, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

Following nationwide demonstration by medical graduates regarding the status of their internship and the proposed policy by Ministry of Health to scrap off allowances for medical intern doctors under private sponsorship, Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Youth Affairs (UPFYA) undertook a process of working with the medical intern doctors and other relevant stakeholders to bring a […]

Youth celebrate International Youth Day

Post Date: August 18, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

The UPFYA has been closely working with the National Youth Council and ministry of Gender for some time now in advocating for youth friendly policies as well as monitoring of the implementation of existing government programs for youth. The forum has also been central in furthering a number of issues that have over time arisen […]

Youth leaders meet to validate the Technical Youth Manifesto

Post Date: July 18, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

UPFYA in conjunction with other youth actors under the umbrella body Youth Coalition on Electoral Democracy (YCED) developed the National Youth Manifesto 2016-2021 which clearly spelt out the youth demands in the five thematic areas i.e Education, Jobs, Sports and Creative Arts, Health and Youth Participation. Whereas the Manifesto scored, it was difficult to measure […]

President Museveni delivers the State of the nation Address 2016

Post Date: June 1, 2016 Categories: Author: upfya

The President of Uganda yesterday delivered the annual State of The Nation Address as required by article 101 (1) of the Constitution of Uganda. The event was held at the Kampala Serena Conference Center. It is done before the opening of a session of parliament when an account of what government achieved since the previous […]

Youth MPs sworn in

Post Date: May 19, 2016 Categories: Author: Fred Bbosa

The swearing in of Members of the 10th Parliament of Uganda commenced on Monday 16th May 2016 and ran for 3 days. The ceremony, which was presided over by the Clerk to Parliament, Mrs. Jane Lubowa Kibirige, was held at the front/South Wing of the main Parliament Building. The Clerk to Parliament said in the […]