Implement Council Directives –Youth Ambassadors
The EAC Youth Ambassadors and the National Youth Council of Uganda presented their petition to The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East Africa Community Affairs in Uganda Rt.Hon|Dr. Alitwala Rebecca Kadaga -MP for the implementation of tax incentives which have implication on the development of the East African Community youth development.
Some of the key highlighted issues include:
- Put to notice the need for a Youth desk at the EAC Secretariat.
- The need to recognize the value and responsibility of the Youth in the EAC Integration Agenda is key.
- The need for the EAC Secretariat to publish their various expenditures on the given incentives.
The First Deputy Prime Minister promised to review the 2014 directives and make a follow-up. However the woman member of parliament for Kamuli district was also reminded about this year’s EAC Youth Ambassadors decade celebrations, which will include a Presidential Lecture. The youth requested the 1DPM to lobby H.E President Uhuru Kenyata who’s also the current Chairman of EAC to preside over this year’s event with the intention to create a dialogue between the leaders and the young people.