The Chairman House of Dawda in Uganda and House of Manji Kenya, Dr. Hasmukh Dawda, has said they will be sponsoring the Pan-African Live Debate so as to engage youth and help them fight unemployment.
The live non-partisan show is held every Friday at Fairway hotel in Kampala and is moderated by Red Pepper marketer, Andrew Irumba.
Dawda made the revelation on Thursday at the offices of Britannia Allied Industries Ltd in Ntinda industrial Area.
“I like what these people (pointing to Irumba) are doing. This is a good initiative for the youth,” Dawda who is expected at the popular weekly debate today Friday from 5-9pm, said.
He will be tackling “Youths Unemployment in Africa and Mindset change”.
He said Dawda group will give a package including an assortment of their house hold items, including Glucose biscuits and their pioneer natural fruit juice, splash.
Dawda, who is very passionate about pan Africanism also revealed how he registered a number of projects both in Uganda and Kenya bearing the names “Pan-African because he had a dream that Pan-Africanism is a weapon that can bring together Africa as a family”.
“I admired so much to one day thru my different projects to Pan-Africanism, where everybody feels they are equal and important. In my humanity activities I admire so much to work with Pan-Africanists, but not politicians or even religious leaders. I need people who can practice the golden rule of life that do to others what you would to be done unto you,” he said.
Dawda is among those school dropouts who beat all odds to become one of world’s richest men.
He suggested that the debate doesn’t stop only in Uganda but be moved to other countries in East Africa and late the greater African continent.
Dawda who says youth have become difficult to employ will be giving tips on how to overcome the problem of negative attitude towards work, laziness and lack of focus at the work place.