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Oulanyah asks EU to help Africa deal with unemployment

The deputy speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has called on the European Union to assist African countries deal with the ever-rising problems of youth unemployment and underemployment.
Oulanyah who is currently in Ljubljana, Slovenia attending the 6th Annual International Conference Africa Day, asked EU states to support programmes in Africa intended at bailing the youth out of poverty, citing the Uganda Youth Livelihood Programme that binds cooperatives of young people that lack capital.
At the conference, panel sessions dealt with issues of mobility, youth and job creation; economic and cultural networking in Africa; and Africa-EU common challenges and shared vision.

There was a focus on discussing opportunities to enrich cooperation between Africa and the EU, by mobilising and empowering young people in spheres of politics, economy and science.

Deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah in Slovenia

Oulanyah emphasised that the long term solution to the question of youth unemployment will be solved by the way African countries structure their policies, laws and budgets.
"Focus must be put on proper health care, education, training and orientation. This will make youth ready for any changing situation and job market," said Oulanyah.
Oulanyah urged the European Union to redirect the framework of its cooperation with Africa saying that the current framework is designed to benefit one party (EU) more than the other (Africa).
He emphasised that the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP-EU) partnership must emphasise prosperity and security which in turn yields employment, short of which would render the partnership useless.
The deputy speaker further raised concerns over Europe framing its politics on the issue of migration.
"An African coming to Europe is referred to as an immigrant while a European coming to Africa is referred to as an investor," he said.
He said that there's need for a renegotiation of the framework citing Indian nationalist Mahatma Gandhi who freely migrated to South Africa and built ideas that enabled him change his home country. He added that the African youth should be politically & economically empowered, involved in decision making & their voices heard in existing power structures.



+1 #11 Lagoro Pido 2017-05-20 13:21
Unemployment, I agree with you cannot be solved by the EU when the OULANYAHS had changed their names from OLANYA Jacob to join the stealing sprees of the NRA/M.

This means, until they stop their massive corruptions in Uganda, which itself destroys anykind of true development in the country.

I think even in EU countries there exists unemployment!
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0 #12 Lysol 2017-05-20 22:04
Olanya seems to forget on purpose of course, that the main contributor of unemployment in Africa is the kind of regime he is defending; without real constitutional democracy.

It always leads to corruption , mismanagement of resources and instability. Many African countries will continue to be poor, because of this.
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