Since it emerged that Uganda is endowed with oil deposits, expectations and excitement has been high, with many looking forward to employment in the sector.
When Tullow, CNOOC and Total released a report stating that the oil and gas sector will generate thousands of jobs, the excitement was went a notch higher, considering the huge unemployment figures in the country.
However, for Ugandans to access such jobs, their competencies and technical skills must be certified. In the first of a two-part series, EDWARD SSEKIKA finds out whether Ugandans have what it takes to secure these jobs or if the excitement for employment is in vain.
The series was published in The Observer with funding from ACME’s Enhanced Media Reporting for Transparency and Accountability (EMERTA) programme.