Tuesday May 27 2014

Bishop tips youth on employment

Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kasana-Luweero Diocese meets youth at Kasana Cathedral

Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kasana-Luweero Diocese meets youth at Kasana Cathedral in Luweero Town Council recently. The bishop says many youth waste time discussing politics instead of starting self-help projects to fight unemployment. Photo by Dan Wandera. 

By Dan Wandera

Luweero- The Bishop of Luweero Diocese has cautioned the youth against idle talk which discourages efforts aimed at fighting poverty.
Bishop Paul Ssemogerere said innovative talk can empower the youth in starting up money-generating projects but many of them waste the biggest percentage of their time in idle talk.

“We have just gone through a by-election for the District Woman MP seat but many of you continue debating the by-election campaigns which cannot benefit you now. You need to develop constructive ideas and embark on meaningful projects that will help you live a better life,” the bishop told parish youth leaders who visited him at the pastoral centre in Luweero on Sunday.

He said young people who engage in idle talk are likely to be tempted to commit crime and engage in evil acts such as drug abuse, murder, theft and defilement which are now common in many parts of the district.

“We are still blessed that we have rich fertile soils which we can utilise in our farming projects. I want you to play a leading role in transforming the lives of your fellow youth through your projects. I want you to call me to inspect your projects and give advise where possible,” the bishop said.

Youth challenges
Mr Mathias Ssewanyana, the diocesan youth leader, said many youth projects in the area face financial challenges which require urgent attention.

“We have youth groups currently engaged in different projects but they lack financial capital to ensure progress of these projects. We have youths engaged in farming, brick laying among other projects. We need a financial push for some of these projects,” Mr Ssewanyana told the bishop.