Factors Influencing the Persistence of Unemployment Among the Youths of Kampala Central Division
Author: NINYENAWE PATRICK
The main objective of this study was to analyze the factors influencing the persistence of unemployment among the youths of Kampala central division. To attain this objective the study involved 169 respondents who were selected randomly from areas of Katanga, Kiwunya, Kikoni, and Kisenyi. It focused mainly on three specific objectives i.e. establishing the major factors causing unemployment among the youth of Kampala Division, establishing the level of unemployment among youth in Kampala Central Division and discussing the major factors causing persistence levels of unemployment among the youth in Kampala Central Division.
This research paper therefore contains all the details of how the research was conducted and how the research findings on the topic “Factors Influencing the Persistence of Unemployment among the Youths of Kampala Central Division” was presented and disseminated. It contains the background, purpose and objectives of the study in chapter one and among the objectives were, to establish the major factors causing unemployment among the youth of Kampala Division, to establish the level of unemployment among youth of Kampala Central Division and to discuss the major factors causing persistence levels of unemployment among the youth in Kampala Central Division. It also provides the review of the literature about unemployment in Uganda in chapter two, while the research methods employed include use of questionnaires, conducting interviews and observation in conducting the research in chapter three. Chapter four focuses on the presentation, analysis and interpretation of the research findings. This actually reported that about 50-75% of the youth in Kampala central don’t have jobs. This statistics with its validity was reported by 83.3% of the respondents whereas chapter five contains the summary, conclusion and recommendation on findings.
The study offers recommendations that may help the government and other organizations establish the best policies and solutions. Among the policies and solutions cited were; the government concentrating on constructing industries to create jobs for the youths especially those leaving university. Government extending credit to young people especially those with investment and entrepreneurship ideas, supporting infant industries through subsidization and reduction in taxes, more investment in agriculture should be encouraged to reduce rural urban migration, embracing justice and fight corruption and embezzlement of government funds solution to youth unemployment in the country.
This study is also a base for further studies on the related subject that enhances job creation and efficient utilization of resources to increase youth absorption into the job market. Further research that may be conducted using the results of this research include the impact of corruption and embezzlement of government funds on job creation and the impact of population growth on unemployment.