By Sophan Niwamanya
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to launch a United Nations-funded program focused on youth during the National Youth Day celebrations in Kabale District.
The Assistant Commissioner of Youth and Children in the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, Mondo Kyateeka, announced this exciting development today during a pre-visit tour to assess key areas for the event. The celebrations will be held on August 12, 2023, at Kigezi High School Lower Playground in Kabale Municipality.
This year’s celebration centers around the theme, “Accelerating Recovery from COVID-19 and Full Implementation of the 2030 Agenda: The Role of the Youths.” It highlights the significance of youth involvement in overcoming pandemic challenges and progressing towards the 2030 development goals.
Kyateeka and his team also held a preparatory meeting with District and Kabale Municipality authorities, chaired by Nelson Nshangabasheija, the District LC5 Chairperson, on behalf of the District Resident Commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma. During the meeting, Christopher Namara, the Kabale District Community Development Officer and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, reiterated that entertainment groups and service providers have been contacted and various sub-committees have been formed to ensure vibrant celebrations.
Kyateeka revealed that the ministry is actively working on finalizing other programs, such as Sexuality Education guidelines for out-of-school youth, which are expected to be launched by President Museveni.
He anticipated Over 5000 people attended the function. He also revealed that there will be mandatory COVID-19 tests for Very Important People, while locals will be required to maintain distance from the president during the event.