M7: We need Youth That Are Ideologically Mature

From L- R; President's Bongo of Gabon, host president Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni and William Ruto, Kenya's Deputy president.
From L- R; President’s Bongo of Gabon, host president Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and William Ruto, Kenya’s Deputy president.

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has revealed that whereas it’s important for Africa to invest more in the youth, the continent needs young people who are ideologically mature.

The president revealed this on Thursday during the formal opening ceremony of the ongoing 49th African Development Bank Group Annual Meeting in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

When we speak about youth,it should not just be about biology. It should be about ideology” President Museveni said during the session discussing the theme “HAVE YOUR SAY: DIALOGUE WITH LEADERS”

“You can be young but have no ideas” the president added, drawing loud applause from the audience.

The panel included; host President Paul Kagame, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Gabon’s President Bongo and Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto.

The president who arrived in Kigali on Thursday morning was received this morning at Kigali international Airport by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mwishikiwabo, Minister of Local Government James Musoni, Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda Richard Kabonero, Rwanda’s Ambassador to Uganda Gen Mugambagye and other Government officials.

President Museveni singled out; Modern Agriculture, Industry (both big and small), services, ICT and public services as key areas he feels can create job opportunities for the youth in Africa.

Museveni added that Africa is capable of achieving much saying “Africa is a place of miracles, this is where you have growth without infrastructure. That shows you the potential of Africa” 

Kenya’s Deputy president William Ruto emphasized the need to give Africa’s young people quality education that can enrich their skills.

The host, president Paul Kagame called for focus on implementing respective transformational national agendas, based on the aspirations of citizens, to ensure that healthy parts working together for more productive partnerships in Africa.


4 thoughts on “M7: We need Youth That Are Ideologically Mature

  1. ugandan president came in 1986, 28years ago by then Taiwan was nothing now as we talk Taiwan has advanced industrial economy. and the president came when he was old not a youth. why and how has he failed to put things right??? apart from investing in military and individuals stealing government funds.
    let the youth also try as second opinion uganda cannnot be on one opinion for 28 years, that president should be an advisor by now , like the group of honorables Mbeki, Obasanjo, Hassan Mwinyi.
    but instead he is arresting the youth, instead of grooming them for leadership he is suppressing their opinions.
    you cannot tell a child keep quiet when growing and expect the child to develop in anything he will just be retarded
    the president is retarding the youth by suppressing opinions

  2. If the adults are ideologically immature, how would the immature youth by their nature be mature already?

  3. Museveni should know that their is no human being created by God that has no ideas but it bis important to note that these ideas are for building Nations and communities and this why God has so many people in the world each one to contribute to the development of the would and to be overlooked and called idea less as if Museveni has a measure to determine ideas of people and their relevance to the people.

  4. Immature Political Leaders in Africa beginning with Uganda should relinquish Power Now before the Young generation copy their nasty behaviors thinking that that is how things are done in Countries.

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