Global Youth Leadership Award winner concerned over marginalization of Special Interest Groups
The founder and team leader of the Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum (UYAHF) Patrick Mwesigye,29, who doubles as National Resistance Movement (NRM) youth league chairperson for Kamukuzi in Mbarara city has expressed concern and challenged authorities and all stakeholders especially in the new cities not to marginalize special interest groups including the youth and women.
Mwesigye who is currently western Uganda Youth Member of Parliament (MP) 2021-26 aspirant and winner of the 2019 Global Youth Leadership Award on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) stresses that the youth and women have always positioned themselves to benefit from different opportunities, only to be sabotaged or underestimated by some leaders. This award was given to him by World Health Organization, African Union and the Access-Challenge at the sidelines of the recent 2019 United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Asked about his credentials, the quick-witted youth leader disclosed that among others he has transformed mindset of different people, advocated for human rights as well as desirable health and life in totality especially under the Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum.
He implored the public to always assess aspirants and vote competent leaders not out of excitement after the small money given to them or cheap promises.
Western Uganda MP seat is one of the hotly contested, with one proficient youth set to be a representative replacing Hon. Mwine Mpaka who has moved to contest as MP Mbarara south.
Aaron Ainomugisha,editorial, https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3