Government has given Shs484 million to the youth in Hoima District to enable them engage in income generating projects.
The Bunyoro Affairs State Minister, Mr Ernest Kiiza, said the money has been released under the youth support livelihood programme.
“Under the programme, Shs384 million has already been sent to the district and Shs100 to Hoima Municipal Council,” Mr Kiiza said on Thursday while presiding over the closure of the World Vision Uganda’s Buhimba Area Development Programme.
He said the money will be disbursed to the youths who have registered associations and groups through which youth will engage in income generating projects.
Mr Kiiza challenged people in Bunyoro to initiate projects that will produce goods and services needed by the oil and gas industry.
He said government is not going to distribute oil revenues to each resident.
“The revenues will be for strategic development such as investing in dams for power generation, hospitals, tamacking roads, setting up industrial parks, among others.
The Hoima District vice chairperson, Mr Fredrick Kakoraki, said the money will be used to empower the unemployed youth who have been yearning for capital to initiate some developmental projects that can improve their livelihoods.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor