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Apr 19, 2022
Ugandan scientists demand govt intervention in co-op industrial enterprises

Many Ugandans still believe in the power of cooperatives; that they can create positive change in the plight of the country’s dominant, yet largely-unemployed youth population.  A mini-impromptu online survey conducted among some category of Ugandans found that they think Uganda needs to prioritize funding for small-scale industrial production cooperative enterprises, to cause transformation in majority and most-energetic citizens.

Deborah Wendiro, a scientist specialized in industrial research and value-addition, says Government should prioritize a carefully-studied, efficiently-managed cooperatives-anchored on small-scale agricultural commodity enterprises, to absorb both skilled and semi-skilled youth.

Wendiro, Chair of Ugandan Women in Agricultural Research and Development (UGAWARD), proposes that the country first needs to implement an innovation systems approach to job-creation and enterprise-development.

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