The Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports’ Department of Industrial Training (DIT), has finalised plans to graduate 2031 people in a variety of fields from Greater Mukono’s four districts.
The students have completed their modular transcripts in a variety of fields, including hair styling, piggery, automobile maintenance, tailoring, rabbit husbandry, coffee and poultry farming, bricklaying, renewable energy, soap production, juice processing, leather design, motorcycle maintenance, bookbinding and photography.
The graduation venue has been prepared at Mukono Boarding Primary School in Mukono Central Division, Mukono Municipality, in collaboration with ground mobilizers under the umbrellas of the National Fellowship of Pentecostal Churches, Love Peace, and Unity, as well as the Greater Mukono Interfaith Forum.
On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, all graduates will be taken through a briefing session at Mt. Lebanon Christian Centre Church before receiving their gowns. On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the graduation ceremony will begin with a business engagement featuring business people and leaders at Mt. Lebanon Christian Centre Church. Odrek Rwabogo, Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Duties, will preside over the event, which will last from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Following the business engagement, the entire team will proceed to the graduation grounds.
“I advise all graduands to avoid carrying heavy bags and materials that are likely to raise security concerns on graduation day.” On behalf of the people of Mukono, we thank Odrek Rwabogo for initiating the programme to reduce poverty in the country. Samuel Lwandasa, the Chief Mobiliser, advised the graduands.
Mukono Deputy Resident District Commissioner Mike Ssegawa, who has been monitoring the programme, thanks Odrek Lwabogo for initiating PACEID as well as the Mukono Mobilisation Team.
“I thank Bishop Lwandasa and other religious leaders for their tireless efforts to mobilise support for this skills assessment and certification programme. Skills, hard work, and opportunity equal long-term wealth creation. Congratulations to the over 2000 graduands. I encourage more young people to participate in the DIT government programme to gain confidence and an advantage in the competitive job market.” Ssegawa emphasised.
The program’s goal is to train and certify the labour force to ensure that industries have fully skilled workers. Many Ugandans possess abilities and skills, but the majority are not certified. The initiative seeks to promote employable skills among Ugandans, promote products, and identify markets.