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DEPUTY AG MWESIGWA RUKUTANA ON TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

At a time when most Ugandans struggle to get absorbed in the labor sector, the Deputy Attorney General has criticized parents who often discourage their children to take part in Music and sports.

The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana was presiding at the Nabisunsa Girls school Inter Houses a Music dance and drama MDD competition.

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The government efforts to get rid of the increasing unemployment amongst the youth, Ugandans have been challenged to use all the available means especially hands on skills which most struggling economies explored to shrive.

According to the Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana who was presiding at the Nabisunsa Girls school Inter Houses a Music dance and drama MDD competition, its ill mind for parents to discourage children never to participate in talent development. BYTE ---MWESIGWA RUKUTANA---D/ATTORNEY GENERAL

He adds that its common knowledge that Uganda which is still struggling with unemployment, a person need to be encouraged to use the available means to get a living. BYTE ---MWESIGWA RUKUTANA---D/ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Deputy Attorney General sounded overwhelmed about the message that was presented by these youth ranging from increasing corruption amongst government officials to human trafficking by some religious leaders and acts of prosecution. BYTE ---MWESIGWA RUKUTANA---D/ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Nabisunsa Headmistress Hajjat Aisha Lubega re-echoes importance of such competition amongst pupils adding that it’s the way to go for most schools to leave students exploit their talents on top of the academic excellence. BYTE- HAJJAT AISHA LUBEGA-----HM NABISUNSA GIRLS

State Education Minister Rosemary Sseninde in her message by the senior consultant in the Ministry of Education Mary Mutesi raised fear that most parents have neglected their roles in parenting which risks the young generation. BYTE—MARY MUTESI---EDUC CONSULTANT

She challenged the youth to value their stay in school and also plan effectively for their future life. The girls competed in drama, folk dance, music, magnetic composition and poem among others. AMBIANCE----

Yellow East emerged champions with 84 points followed by Green west with 80 points in what seemed to be a tighter race while Yellow West was in the Eighth position with 45 points.

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