Uganda, March 2 -- Last week, I had the privilege of attending the National Youth Symposium organised by the Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy in Uganda (NIMD) alongside young leaders representing the diverse landscape of Ugandan politics.

This gathering served as a powerful testament to the ambition and passion of Uganda's young generation, particularly when it comes to shaping the future of our nation.

This passion stems from an undeniable reality: Over 70 percent of Uganda's population falls under the age of 35. We are the present and future custodians of this country.

However, during the symposium, a stark contrast emerged. We learnt that despite boasting over 80 ministers, not a single individual among them belongs to ...