By Namugerwa Martha

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Finca Uganda have launched Bank the Youth campaign at Makerere University Business School in Nakawa today while celebrating the Global money week which started today 27 march to 2 April 2017 on the theme: Learn save Earn.

UNCDF is aiming at promoting youth friendly regulations, financial literacy for youth and financial services for the youth.

UNCDF officials say that this campaign is launched to help educate the youth about the benefits of banking to improve on their income.

“Uganda has the world’s youngest population, 78% are under 30, but it has one of the highest youth unemployment rates.” UNCDF official said.

This campaign was also supported by the child finance and the UNCDF youth start.

Child finance is a global movement dedicated to empower children and youth to reshape finance and their future and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

Global money week has kicked off the celebrations across over 135 countries.