Labor Day may not be one in which people actively celebrate an occasion, but it does give working people a much-needed respite, which is equally important.
We captured some of the moments that depicts how people in West Nile are engaged in Labour force.
Media: A journalist taking pictures at a farm in Arua. The media is regarded as the fourth estate but the journalists bare the brunt of violence meted against them especially by the security personnel. But they have continued to labour and speak for the voiceless in society.
Army: Some of the candidates who turned up for Local Defence Unity recruitment exercise in Moyo district. Many youths turned up because they badly needed the jobs. Most of the youths who either dropped out of school or completed University but did not get jobs opted to join the force. Photo by Metedio Iceta.
Entertainment: Awilo Longomba performing at one of his shows. The Congoese Musicians have employed a huge number of youths in the industry. And across the region, the music industry that has been growing has enabled many youths to get self-employment . Internet Photo
Vocational: Some student refugees who graduated recently in Ofua settlement supported by ACAV. Vocational institutions are helping the youths a lot in becoming self-employed. Many of them who graduate from these institutions are able to start up their own businesses and earn a decent living.
Sports Talent: Caesar Okhuti of Onduparaka FC tussling it out with an opponent during a football match. Several youths have grown rich through expressing their talents in football. The football world employs a huge percentage of youths especially.
Eking a living: Mr Brian Ongeiwun on his trail while selling eggs in Nebbi town. He is earning a living out of selling eggs. It is his main source of work and income.
Godly calling: Bishop Charles Collins Andaku giving holy communion to a young Christian during the commissioning of the old Mvara Cathedral on Sunday. The church also employs a huge number of people. But doing God’s work is a great hon for one as a vocation.
Creativity: Jackline Trice Mundrua, a Female Motorcycle mechanic at Gaza street in Moyo Town. With the push for gender equity in society, some of the girls like Mundrua have taken on mechanical engineering as their work. In the past, this was mainly seen as job for men yet some of the girls can even do better in this field. Photo by Metedio Iceta.
War doesn’t matter: A South Sudan refugee displays vegetables harvested from her field for sale in the settlement. Some of the refugees who have been given land are now using the available resource to earn a living especially engaging in small scale agriculture that has made them improve on their livelihood. Photo by Elema Robert.
Saving Lives: A woman tests for Hepatitis B in Koboko. The Nursing profession has become a lucrative way of employing people. Several youths who complete their Ordinary or Advance level opt to join the Nursing schools. The Nursing profession has enormous opportunity to either work in private or government health institutions.