Mapenduzi Tips Fresh Graduates on Agriculture

Mr Ojara Martin Mapenduzi

Gulu district Chairman Ojara Martin Mapenduzi. He has advised university graduates to seek employment in small-scale agriculture.

Gulu district Chairman Martin Ojara Mapenduzi has urged fresh university graduates to embrace agriculture instead instead of scrambling for the few white collar jobs.

Mapenduzi was last week speaking to seven graduates of Ndejje University at World Vision Uganda offices in Gulu.

The Gulu district Chairman told the graduates that despite attaining a university degree, they should not under look farming.

About 80 per cent of Ugandans are engaged in subsistence farming.

Mapenduzi who said he is a small scale farmer told the graduates that agriculture can solve the high rates of unemployment in the country as not all university graduates can be get the few available white collar jobs.

The Gulu district Chairman cited garlic growing and piggery as some of the lucrative small scale farming activities the youth can engage in. He said he earns between 800,000 to 900,000 shillings from his small garlic garden.

Harriet Aloyo Nyeko, the Program Manager World Vision Gulu area Development Program urged the graduates to develop a spirit of voluntarism  in order to assist those in need.