Over 20 youth from Districts across Uganda have been passed out after undergoing a three months’ course in solar technology and biogas production in Mbale.
The youth were trained by Mt. Elgon Community Self Help program (MECSHP) a solar manufacturing organization firm in Mbale, Eastern Uganda.
Caleb Wakhungu the team leader at MECSHP says the youths were beneficiaries of Skills Development Fund (SDF) under Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSF). This is funded by Ministry of Finance with support from World Bank.
Nelson Mandela one of the youth from Butaleja who was passed out said he can now assemble a solar panel and promised to use the knowledge to improve his income status.
Bernard Elly Mujjasi the Mbale District LCV was shocked to learn that solar panels are made and assembled locally in Mbale. Mujjasi who presided over the pass out promised to lobby for more government support so that many youth are trained.