Sunday May 4 2014

No jobs no votes in 2016, Arua youth tell Museveni

Northern Youth MP Evelyn Anite (C) and

Northern Youth MP Evelyn Anite (C) and NRM youth leaders march on the streets of Arua Town on Thursday. The youth gave conditions for supporting President Museveni in 2016. PHOTO BY C ALUMA 


Arua- NRM party youth leaders from West Nile want jobs in exchange for votes for President Museveni in 2016 general elections.

While meeting the Northern Youth MP Evelyne Anite on Thursday, the youths said unemployment remains the main challenge to their lives.

They said unemployment, lack of vocational schools to acquire skills and limited opportunities complicate their self-reliance.

Female youth councillor for Arua District Barbara Alesi said the President has made many unfulfilled pledges.

“For instance in 2001, he promised to build Dorcus Inzikuru Stadium. The issues of West Nile youth only remain on paper. Our youth now are into drugs yet the remand home has never been completed,” Ms Alesi said.

But Ms Anite said: “Rallying behind President Museveni this time round is not just because of unfulfilled promises to us but because of good things he has done, let us thank him.”