In recent years, unemployment rates have skyrocketed leaving most youths in despair. Despite job creation efforts, the youth employment challenge has hardly diminished. The rates of unemployment in Uganda stand at 9.2% with the majority composition being the youths aged 18-30 years of age.
Our parents and teachers always reminded us how education is key to success. In this contemporary world, one would wonder if perhaps we threw the keys into the deepest lake.
My question is, are we as youths really doing enough?
The answer is no. Majority of the youths are redundant after completing their degrees. They resort to applying for jobs for which they do not have the required experience. (I know you will blame the government) but how will that help you?
You can use your educational background to start up something as you wait for that white-collar job. Offer consultancy services, start up some business, and earn something.
You will learn that surviving in Kampala requires a different approach to life. You must be as aggressive as possible.
Alternatively, you can acquire additional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, CIPS, etc. These are the keys to your success. This is the decision you must take If not you still have yourself to blame if you don’t.
CPA Gilbert Flart