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10m Ugandans will be hunting for jobs by 2020

September 1, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

10m Ugandans will be hunting for jobs by 2020


KAMPALA- The number of Ugandans in search for jobs could shoot up to 10 million by 2020, piling more pressure on job creation and attempts at achieving economic equality, according to a World Bank report.

The report titled Jobs: Key to Prosperity published last year made a grim assessment of Uganda’s strides in creating jobs for a major segment of an educated, young and urban population.
“Uganda is facing an increasing challenge to productively employ its fast growing and mainly young, literate and increasingly urban population,” it noted.

The World Bank report is corroborated by a 2013 study by the Labour and Education ministries that discovered that out of the nearly 400,000 graduates produced by training institutions annually, less than 100,000 are able to find jobs.

The country’s population currently estimated to be 34 million will have grown to about 42 million by 2020.


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