Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Kajo-Keji, Reverend Emmanuel Murge Modi said that with slow growth in labor markets and a sharp increase in recent graduates leaving schools and universities, young refugees from South Sudan should Focus on entrepreneurship to Maintain modern challenges.
Bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji Rev. Emmanuel Murge Modi [Photo|Paul Night]
By Paul NIght
MOYO, 16 January 2018 [Gurtong] – "Young refugees should think about entrepreneurship because not everyone can get a dream job after graduation, one needs to have a vision, why am I existing in this world and what What should I do and what will my future be the questions that young refugees should ask in their minds? "said Bishop Murge.
He made these statements during a press conference at the diocese's headquarters in Moyo's company last week.
"Entrepreneurship is an attitude and one must nurture the desire for entrepreneurship," he added.
He said that while multinational jobs can give extraordinary rewards, they can also kill corporate minds at the start of the race itself.
He also added that entrepreneurs always break down mental barriers and avoid the tunnel vision that most people see at work.
"They always think of others and take risks, and an entrepreneur agrees with their own map, unlike the map given by the company as annual objectives to achieve," he added.
Last Thursday in the Moyo district council room, humanitarian agencies and district officials urged young people in the district to focus on entrepreneurship and job creation in order to exploit and utilize the multimillion-dollar opportunities offered in settlements for refugees.
Mr. Gabriel Luzira, director of Christian Expeditious Foundations said that the future of young Africans lies in Africa.
"Our brothers and sisters of Sudanese refugees should be at the forefront of job creation being innovative and entrepreneurial," Luzira said.
In calling on the youth of refugees to venture into projects to generate agricultural income and create more employment, he said that agro-industry has become a lucrative business in developed economies. "If we do not show confidence in our young people, who will?" He asked.
Ernest Nyango, the district's community development officer, the local government of the Moyo district has challenged young people (both refugees and host communities) to take advantage of the opportunities created by the country's growth to create a better future for they.
He also noted that entrepreneurship and innovation among young people is an engine of social and economic transformation of refugees and host communities Youth should be seized.
"I encourage young people from Settlements and Host Communities to work hard and turn their business dreams into functioning businesses." The Ugandan economies should create an enabling environment and address challenges such as lack of access to finance, the market and electricity, to allow young people to exploit their talents, "he said.
Rev Elly Kajaminyo, director of the planning development and relief department of the diocese of Kajo-Keji, pledged to encourage young refugees to connect the business agenda and create jobs for their peers in their respective settlements.
According to Reverend Kajaminyo changing the mentality, involving young people in entrepreneurship, fostering solidarity, involving young people in surrender, the diocese will empower many young refugees to assume a more proactive role in the formation of their future.
About 200 million of the 1.2 billion Africans are young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who need to be well cared for and nurtured for a better future in Africa, according to data from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) .
World Bank statistics indicate that Africa also has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, which stands at 60 percent due to minor developments in many African countries.