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In die Skriflig

On-line version ISSN 2305-0853
Print version ISSN 1018-6441

In Skriflig (Online) vol.44 n.1 Pretoria Jan. 2010




Principles for poverty alleviation among the youth in Northern Uganda


Beginsels vir armoedeverligting onder die jeug in Noord-Uganda



A. Wilson; R.S. Letšosa

Practical Theology, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, POTCHEFSTROOM. E-mail:;




This article deals with the statistical data and analysis concerning poverty among the young people in Uganda. The poverty is continuously ascending, with the most affected region being Northern Uganda. The major cause of poverty in Uganda has been the "South-North divide" fuelled by poor political leadership, that divides people along the lines of politics and ethnicity. Poverty has caused many young people of Northern Uganda to resort to rebellion against the government currently in power. This has led to unending political instability and civil strife most especially in Northern Uganda. In this article attention is given to the conflict in Northern Uganda and attempts are made to propose some amicable resolutions. The discussion includes the current poverty scenario in Northern Uganda and possible strategies for reducing the poverty rate that has caused much damage in Northern Uganda.

Key concepts: alleviation, poverty, youth


Hierdie artikel hanteer die statistiese data en analise wat verband hou met armoede onder jongmense in Uganda. In hierdie omgewing neem armoede deurlopend toe, met Noordelike Uganda as die grootste geaffekteerde area. Die grootste oorsaak van armoede in Uganda was die "Suid-Noordskeiding" aangevuur deur swak politieke leierskap, wat die mense verdeel langs die lyne van politiek en etnisiteit. Armoede het baie van die jongmense in Noordelike Uganda in opstand teen die huidige regering laat kom. Dit het tot ongekende politieke onstabiliteit en siviele stryd gelei, veral in Noordelike Uganda. In hierdie artikel word gefokus op die konflik in Noordelike Uganda en daar word gepoog om aanvaarbare oplossings voor te stel. Daar word ook na die huidige armoedescenario in Noordelike Uganda gekyk en na moontlike strategieë om armoede, wat groot skade in Noordelike Uganda veroorsaak het, te verlig.

Kernbegripppe: armoede, jeug, verligting



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