The speaker of parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has begged the Russian investors to come and establish manufacturing industries in an effort to reduce unemployment in the country.
“We are confronted with a high level of unemployment; I am seeking your support for opportunities to increase manufacturing so that more opportunities are created for our youth,” Kadaga told Galina Karelova the Deputy Speaker of the Russian Federation Council.
Kadaga further explained that areas of science, research and innovation are still virgin and they need to be tapped.
Kadaga and other selected members of parliament are attending the ongoing 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly Meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia.
This website understands that the recent census put Uganda’s unemployed workforce at about 58% or slightly over 10 million people, most of them women.