The Chairman of Departed Asians properties trustees board Dr. Byakatonda Abdulhu has trounced long serving workers Member of Parliament Sam Lwomoki.
He joins the incumbent Margaret Rwabushaijja, Agnes Kunihira, Bakabulindi and Anthony Rwakajara as workers Member of Parliament 2021-2026.
Dr Byakatonda under the Slogan The Anchorman pledged to train youth and women in entrepreneurship and Vocational skills namely carpentry, soap making, mushroom growing, tailoring and modern agriculture to create employment.
He says this will enhance economic level of workers to diversify their businesses and improve their incomes after suffering from devastated covid 19 loses.
“As newly elected Member of Parliament, I will embark implementing my manifesto which includes capacity building of workers through provision of skills in areas of soap making, candles, modern agriculture, tailoring and textile to women and young men in the informal sector to enhance house hold incomes and economic independence,” Byakatonda said.
I also intend to advocate for minimum wage and mobilization of workers unions to achieve decent work and pay.
Dr. Byakatonda Abdulhu strong believer of trade union movement pledged to empower trade unions to continue fighting for rights of workers at all levels and negotiate for better working terms and conditions of workers.
According to him, of the 8.94 million people employed, only 34.5% are paid employees both in public and private sector, 55.8% are self employed while professionals in the labour market are only 6%.
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