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MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT URGING GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP. A POLICY ON NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (Moved under rule 47 of the rules of procedure) WHEREAS the youth unemployment is one o the major challenges in the employment sector and in the development of the Country's economy as a whole; AND WHEREAS a recent report launched by the International Labour Organization and Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicates that young people represent more than half of the unemployed in Uganda and many of those employed are in low quality jobs; APPRECIATING THAT the Youth MPs working through the Uganda Parliamentary Forum. on Youth Affairs, in close partnership with the National Youth Council have been promofing a youth intemship and service program as one means of addressing youth unemployment and ‘supporting Kampala Capital City Authority (CCA) and the International Youth Foundation to pilot such @ programme which will Act as an example of successful youth internship programs; NOTING THAT one of the commitments of the declaration of the Special Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region Heads of Government on ‘The Fight against Youth Unemployment through Infrastructure Development and Investment Promotion’ which was signed by the President, was fo the effect ihat- ‘To introduce mandatory National Youth Service and Internship Programmes in Member States focusing on short-term modules in technical skills, civic competencies and patriotism’; AWARE THAT the Parliamentary Committee on Gender Labour and Social Development in its report on the Ministerial Policy Statement and Budget nk * estimates for FY 2014/2015 recommended that Government should sugpart the intemship programme initiated by the National Youth Council to prepare youth $9 cope with the employment challenges: COGNIZANT THAT a Nationa! Youth Service and Internship Programme would offer structured work: like placements for young people designed to enhance their employablily would further complement other government initiatives such 28 Youth Livetincod Programme. NOW THEREFORE be it resotved by this Parliament that- Government js urged io develop a policy on National Youth Service and Internship Programme. HLA, MOVED BY: = HON. AMODING MONICAH [NATIONAL FEMALE YOUTH MP} ies be SECONDED BY: HON. KASAMBA MATHIAS [MP KAKUUTO COUNTY, RAKAI DISTRICT)