Charcoal briquettes skills training essential for youth entrepreneurs

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Technical Skills Training programs are aimed at building capacities of youth to acquire the necessary basic skills and produce improved high quality products, which fetch high monetary values thus improving house hold income and promoting industrialization.

Recently, a five days charcoal briquette making skills training was conducted in Kamengo Sub County where majority of the participants were parents dominating in usage of charcoal for cooking. Particularly, this hands-on training program was aimed at imparting hands-on skills in producing charcoal briquettes from locally generated materials like banana wastes, dry leaves, grass, charcoal dust, fruit dry leaves among other agricultural wastes.

A group of 45 Participants were trained and urged by the UIA project Manager Mr. Byaruhanga Steven to work together, form an association and practice the acquired skills. This is to improve their income status by producing charcoal briquettes for both home and business use. “There is no hesitation that these Innovations are one of the biggest challenges in Uganda but at the same time a golden investment opportunity for youth and women”. He said


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