Kabale district councilors urge youths to embrace saving culture, avoid drug abuse


KABALE-Bridget Asiinga, a female councilor for Kyanamira LC5, has urged young people in Kigezi to develop a saving culture as a means of improving their socioeconomic standing.

Asiinga made this statement to the youth who had gathered to play in the final football competition organized by Joshua Musinguzi, the LC5 councilor for the Kyanamira sub-county, in the Ndorwa East Kabale district, where she was the chief guest, yesterday at the playground of Kyanamira Primary School.

According to Asiinga, the majority of young people are involved in unproductive activities like consuming drugs, which has led to a number of ailments and early deaths among them.

She further urged the youths to start projects that could support them, such as raising pigs, rabbits, or poultry, which require less capital to start, rather than wasting their time by consuming drugs that will cause them health problems in the future.

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Joshua Musinguzi, the LC5 councilor for the Kyanamira sub-county and the tournament’s chief organizer, expressed concern about how the youths’ development has been stunted and urged them to participate in government initiatives like the new Parish Development Model (PDM), which has allocated 30% of its benefits to the youth.

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Out of the eight parishes in the Kyanamira sub-county, Katookye parish emerged victorious after defeating Kyanamira Parish by a score of 3-1.

According to Joshua Musinguzi, this function would be held yearly to urge the youth to put more effort towards saving.