Different Youths groups both informal and formal sector from different parts of the country, under the initiative “Youth 4 Uganda” have on Thursday morning in Kampala launched a countrywide campaign allegedly demanding government what belongs to them.
While addressing the media at Amazing Grace gardens, the Youths signed on a poster their commitment vows which they allege will guide the campaign.
Ms. Ruth Asiimwe the initiative National Coordinator said that several campaigns have been launched but the uniqueness with theirs are the common demands, and being that this time around, it’s going to be led by women.
“It’s true several campaigns have died a natural death but ours is a women led change with countrywide common cause for all the youths hence giving it a strong sustainability and momentum” Ms. Asiimwe assured.
“We’re to mobilize fellow youths to demand the government what is ours because we comprise of the biggest percentage of the national population and this gives us an upper hand to influence masses and voice up message” Asiimwe added.
The gathered youths were from civil society, private sector, informal sectors, educated and uneducated, from slums, rural, refugee camps to urban, activists and political arenas.
They added that whoever commits on their paper, h/she has to mean it because unlike male campaigns, their means business unusual.
Among other things the youths committed to demand included fighting bad laws, injustices, corruption, insecurity and branding youths with parallel views being hooligans.