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Oulanyah Begs EU To Save Africa From Unemployment

Uganda’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has called on the European Union to assist African countries deal with youth unemployment and underemployment.

Oulanyah is in Ljubljana, Slovenia attending the 6th Annual International Conference Africa Day.

At the Conference, panel sessions dealt with issues of mobility, youth and job creation; economic and cultural networking in Africa; and Africa-EU common challenges and shared vision.

There was a focus on discussing opportunities to enrich cooperation between Africa and the EU, by mobilising and empowering young people in spheres of politics, economy and science.

While speaking at the conference on Thursday, Oulanyah appealed to the EU countries to assist in dealing with the issues of unemployment and underemployment that are rampant in Africa.

He asked EU states to support programmes in Africa intended at bailing the youth out of poverty, citing the Uganda Youth Livelihood Programme that binds cooperatives of young people that lack capital.

The Deputy Speaker however emphasised that the long term solution to the question of youth unemployment will be solved by the way African countries structure their policies, laws and budgets.

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