A journalist-turned-politician says she is also deeply concerned by the increasing rate of early marriages and teenage pregnancies amongst the girls in the district.
Kole—4, January 2021: The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate for LC5 female youth councillor position in Kole district has rekindled hope of a new dawn for the youth in the district.
Ms Peace Bridget Apio pledges to transform the social-economic status of the hopeless and vulnerable youth.
Speaking at her campaign meetings in Aboke Town Council and Aboke sub-county on Sunday, the outspoken Peace told her constituents that her priorities are on five key issues. She termed all of them as “fundamentals”.
She says it will propel better livelihoods for the youth.
According to Ms Apio, the five key pillars which she will immensely work on include, effective representation of the youth’s interest in council, improving the quality of education and skills development, eradicating the systemic graft that has eaten up the service delivery in the district, promotion of girl child education and youth economic empowerment.
On government projects like Youth Livelihood Program and Youth Capital Venture Fund meant to empower the youth, she noted that few youths benefitted from the projects as “selection was marred by irregularities and corruption” hence going into wrong hands.
A Journalist-turned-politician says she is deeply concerned by the increasing rate of early marriages and teenage pregnancies amongst the girls, something she says “I will vehemently fight”.
Who is Apio?
Peace Bridget Apio is Journalist by profession and has worked with two popular radio stations in Lira (Unity FM 97.7 and Voice of Lango Fm) respectively.
Prior to deciding on elective politics, Apio was a co-host on Voice of Lango’s Break Fast Show, a show many media pundits say she helped to increase its listenership through an informative style of presentation.
She has also been deeply involved in fighting for the rights of the girl child with Plan Uganda.