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Venansius Baryamureeba (a.k.a Prof. Barya) is a Professor of Computer Science and Chancellor of Ibanda University. Besides this, he also serves as: Chairperson, Makerere University Business School Council; Chairperson, Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board; Chairperson, Board of Trustees/ Directors of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU); Chairperson, St. Augustine International University Council; and Chairperson, Busitema University Appointments Board among many other high profile roles.

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Investing in employment is crucial for sustainable development and poverty reduction. Without new and better jobs, we run the risk of increasingly divided societies where the poor do not benefit from growth, leading to social discord and instability. Unemployment and lack of social protection are compounded by large informal economies, where workers earn very little or are underemployed.

My plan is to work towards:

  • Allocating at least 6% of the national budget to Trade, Job creation and Industry
  • Setting up a Youth Development Bank to offer low interest loans to youth with extra ordinary start up ideas
  • Achieving skilled workforce through improving education sector
  • Promoting business incubation and putting in place a framework to support startups
  • Promoting the setting up of venture capital funds to support startups
  • Creating a favorable regulation environment and reforming the tax system to support new players in job creation.
  • Steering more students into technical and vocational institutions to promote skills development
  • Providing technical support to the informal sector with the aim of enabling them formalize their businesses
  • Helping small business to tap into regional markets
  • Creating a national jobs database to help monitor employment levels
  • Putting in place a research and development fund to support new businesses

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