More than 200 youths in Tooro region are demanding to have a youth representative in the 9thparliament.
Tooro kingdom comprises the districts of Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Bundibugyo and Kamwenge.
The youth have written petitioned president Museveni and want to meet him in person when he visits the region for his campaigns for the February elections.
They claim that the youth have not been fully represented in the parliament of Uganda, and argue that that one youth who represents all the four regions of the country cannot reach them and find out their problems.
Their petion stems from recent findings that showed that the current youth representative in parliament has never visited the five districts in the region yet the youth are vulnerable to problems. The youth made the decision during a conference held at Buhinga primary school in Fort Portal municipality.
It was noted during the national Youth meeting held at Sheraton recently, the youth that youth Member of Parliament can't reachall the regions in the country.
Tusiime Robert Araali, the National youth leader in charge for the youth rights observes that Rwenzori region needs an independent youth representative for it to develop. He discloses that districts have women MPs who represent women and constituency MPs who only represent their areas neglecting the youth.
The youth further demand for a public university and vocational training institutes which they say will help people in Tooro to reduce on the expenses for those studying from Makerere University in Kampala.
They propose that government turns Kicwamba Technical College or St. Augustine's Primary Teachers' college Buttiti in Kyenjojo to a university of Tooro.