Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged University and College students to be innovative and think outside the box rather than rely on the scarce white collar jobs.
Ojaamong made the appeal while addressing Teso South University and College Students Association (TESUCSA) at Lukolis in Teso South Constituency during their special general meeting where he was the chief guest.
He told the students that the national and the county government have a variety of funds they are offering in form of interest free loans which the youthful population can access and initiate income generating activities.
“In Agriculture, my government has Agricultural Development Fund which the youth can access to venture into poultry, pig farming and other related areas they have comparative advantage in,” he said.
“Hard work pays. My government recently launched Small Traders’ Revolving Fund which we plan to enhance from local sources and solicit more funding from donors,” he told the students.
The students, who had earlier presented a memorandum to the governor, urged both the county and national government to give priority to the youth whenever employment opportunities arise.
In response Ojaamong acknowledged that there are numerous challenges facing the youth in the county but his administration is addressing most of them promising to establish a Teso South Revolving Fund for them.
Other county leaders present during the event included the County Executive Committee Members Okwara Ekirapa (Infrastructure), Dr Moses Osia (Agriculture), Chief Officer Education and Vocational Training, Daniel Mogoria and Amukura West MCA Abiud Ochilang’ole.
By Melechezedeck Ejakait and Mark Anyang