NGO bemoans lack of political will on youth Parliament

Youth and Society has expressed concern over the failure by government to implement resolutions from the youth parliament.

The organization’s publicity secretary, Andy Haliwa said it is sad that when the young parliamentarians return to their respective constituencies they lack resources to be used for the implementation of their resolutions.

Haliwa attributed the problem to lack of political will by authorities.

He said: “Honestly speaking, youth parliamentary sessions doesn’t have an impact on the welfare of the youth themselves.

“Of course it’s very important to empower the youth by giving them opportunity to take part in decision making processes like these sessions, but despite such sessions taking place there is lack of implementation on what was discussed,” Haliwa said.

He suggested that it would have been better if government comes up with a deliberate policy to guide issues discussed during these sessions.

Haliwa said this can help so that funds from the annual budget for the youth, can be allocated in line with what the youth presents in their parliament.

The youth parliament started in 2012 after replacing the child parliament.

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