By Odama Joseph
West Nile-The youths of West Nile are demanding the government to have policies that favour their full participation in the affairs of developing Uganda.
The youths say despite regional representations in the Parliament, their plight has never been addressed because the youth MPs who were elected do not have effective service delivery that supports them.
According to Youth Chairman for Maracha District, Patrick Dramadri, his district receives Shs 900,000 quarterly which is not enough to run youth activities in the three months.
Youth leaders from Arua and Maracha Districts regrets that, during election for youth MP for northern Uganda, many of them did not make independent decisions because the election was characterized by bribes.
They added that the removal of term and age limits are some of the factors to their suffering in which they resolved that term limit are brought on board as Age limit remains as it is now.
Project manager of VOICE project under Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), Lydia Namayengo says there is need for the government to consider voice of the youth in development process of Uganda as the youth make majority population.
She added that giving attention to the youth will help the government to know the plight of the youth so that solutions can be got.
In Uganda, youths are being blamed that they are less productive in the development process of Uganda in which they are also considered as the future developers.