The newly appointed Minister for youth and children affairs Evelyn Anite has promised to improve on the involvement of young people with disabilities in government programs. Hon Anite who was speaking yesterday after she was approved by the appointments committee in Parliament said that involving youth with disabilities will tackle the problem of unemployment among such groups.
The Minister said she will ensure that youth with disabilities will be linked to existing jobs in government and the private sector for skills development. The Minister further aims at renewing the child protection Unit in the ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development to ensure that the girl child is protected against rape.
Hon. Anite said many underage girls are being raped but denied justice. “Many children have been battered and others raped, am going to ensure that such issues are addressed through the child protection Unit,” said Anite.
Anite, who is the Northern Youth MP, replaced Ronald Kibule as the youth and children affairs minister. Her appointment has raised hope among the youth fraternity in the country.
As Emerging youth leaders we have hope that Hon. Anite will user her position to effectively advance the youth agenda.
On the International women’s day Sunday 8th/ March/ 2015
International Women’s day is fundamentally important to CFYDDI Vision and we join the world to appreciate mothers of nations!
We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful. Therefore, the smart thing every nation can do is to empower women and girls that can inspire communities into work.
CFYDDI remains impressed by the participation of so many women and girls during the Global giving fundraising campaign and this is one of the most direct measures of how women can play a pivotal role in realizing CFYDDI shared vision.
This coming International women’s day we will take off time to reflect on progress made and to celebrate acts of courage and determination women contribute in making a difference in our communities.
In ensuring that women and girls are at the center of community development and being able to go about their day, at CFYDDI, we’ve launched new efforts to promote women’s economic empowerment and to strengthen our commitment to helping more women participate, we are Boosting their literacy through the adult education and tutoring girls at the CFYDDI community library, Mentoring young girls and woman at the center in adopting to a work environment, we pattern with woman small businesses in our community to help link them to other businesses, write business plans and access markets.
We are promoting sports where they meet to have fun and discuss developmental strategies including needs of women as entrepreneurs, farmers that results into improved household incomes and gets more prosperous. On this International women’s day we pledge a continued shared responsibility on empowering women and girls to realize their potential and we can make even more progress together.
Happy women’s day to you all.
On Behalf of CFYDDI Team