Africa Connected

70% of Ugandans are younger than 30 (and they’re doing for themselves)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed famed journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha.

Bikitsha is on a fact-finding mission in Uganda.

What she found was an extremely young population with rampant unemployment.

70% of Uganda’s population is younger than 30.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Uganda has one of the fastest growing populations in the world.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Unemployment is a real and serious problem here.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

However, youthful Ugandans are doing it for themselves.

Bikitsha spoke of Sam, a young man she met who started an agri-processing business called Uhuru Fruit Drinks that sells to local retailers. He also exports to Rwanda and Kenya.

Sam from Uhuru Fruit Drinks getting the thumbs up from Nikiwe

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