The establishment of the National Youth Council in 1993 was appropriate, necessary and indeed, highly significant in the history of this country. As the institution responsible for youth programme supervision in the country, the National Youth Council is committed to the purpose of ensuring the development of its young people mentally, physically, economically, politically, etc.
As of 2016, there are officially 117 District Youth Councils operating in the Country with fully elected Youth Council leaderships going up to the grassroots. All are currently constituted to serve the youth effectively.
In addition to the above various legal instruments and policy frameworks have been put in place to guide youth programming in the country, to include the National Youth Council Act of 1993 Cap 319, National Youth Council Amendment Act of 2003, National Youth Council Amendment Act of 2006, National Youth Council Amendment Act 2010, National Youth Council Amendment Act 2015 and the National Youth Policy among others.
It has been the Task of the National Youth Council to effectively translate these instruments into a productive youth population and guide all Youth leaders at all levels to carry out their responsibilities effectively.
My cabinet is moving into the final year in office and it came at a time when the National Youth Council sought to strengthen its structures through one of its core programme areas of Institutional Strengthening and Development.
The Council is very well aware of the challenges of this country’s young people. It is these challenges that provide the backdrop as to why Youth Councils were established.
I would like to thank members of the National Executive Committee and staff for their selfless efforts in programme implementation.
I would like to urge all the Youth of Uganda to equip themselves with the information on this site as a tool for their empowerment.