Activists Worried Youths Might Miss Oil Opportunities

By George Busiinge

Youths in the albertine region must stay alert and look out for opportunities in the oil and gas sector, Gaster Kiyingi, team leader ActionAid Uganda said during a training meeting for the youths on extractive governance.

The training was held at Kijungu Hill Hotel in Hoima municipality on Monday. Kiyingi said the youths have to stand up strategically and start up projects instead of waiting for direct employment opportunities.

Kiyingi said direct jobs in the oil and gas sector will not be enough to cover all the youth in the region.

ActionAid operations in the albertine region are anchored on women rights and gender equality, sustainable livelihood and agriculture and democracy and governance. These spread to the extractive sector.

He explained that the training was aimed at arming youths with excellent fundamental understanding of opportunities and challenges that the extractives industries present and how to respond.

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