Bunyoro Youth Trained to Tap Into Oil and Gas Opportunities

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The youth are being trained in financial management, risk management, project management, sales and customer care service and managerial skills among others.

More than 2,000 youths in Bunyoro are undergoing training in business skills to enable them tap into oil and gas opportunities.

The six-day training that started on Tuesday is being conducted by Enterprise Uganda and sponsored by the government. It has attracted youths from the districts of Buliisa, Hoima Kikuube and Masindi.

They are being trained in financial management, risk management, project management, sales and customer care service and managerial skills among others.

Charles Ocici, the Executive Director Enterprise Uganda said that if the youth don't think for themselves, there is nothing they will gain from the oil industry. He urged the youth to change their mindset and become business oriented.

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Godfrey Azoora a youth from Bujumbura Division says that the knowledge acquired from the training will help him start businesses while others will transform the already existing businesses.

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Siraje Bedijo, a youth from Buseruka Sub County says that if the government had introduced the training earlier, most of the youths in the Albertine would have excelled in business venture.

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Rose Tumukugize, a youth from Buliisa says the training will enable her to start up business and have more business skills. She wants the government to introduce the youth in the region to more training.

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