Over 200 students from
Universities and tertiary institution across West Nile region have been trained
on patriotism as part of the efforts to change the mindset of the youth to take part nation
The three-day training
that ended on Sunday January 30th was conducted by the National Secretariat
for Patriotic Corps-NSPC at Nunu Primary school in Ayivu division Arua city. The training is aimed at
imparting a sense of national consciousness
among the youth.
Lt. Col Arthur Mutebi, one
of the facilitators said the students were made to understand the history of
Uganda and how they can be part of the transformation process.
He said there are forces
that mislead the youth to engage in unproductive activities hence the need to
make them understand their country.
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Mohamed Kabo the
internal security officer -ISO of Arua city explains that there is need to
train more youth on patriotism to change their mindset towards Uganda. He says
negative forces are targeting the youth to fight the country.
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Brigadier General Patrick
Mwesigye, the NSPC commissioner explained that for Uganda to achieve transformation,
the mindset of the people need to be changed to understand their society.
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Maj. Gen Felix Kulayigye
who was speaking during the closure of the training said the conduct of the
youth can be a security threat to the country but when the potential of the
youth is harnessed it can propel economic transformation of the country.
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Some of the participants
said if the young people work together they can been able to addresses their
challenges and tap opportunities in the country.
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trainees were drawn from Muni University, MUBS Arua, UCU Arua, Bugema
University, IUIU Arua, Arua School of Nursing and Kuluva School of nursing, among