Poverty alleviation in the context of this study is the step taken to reduce or remove poverty not only like a lack of food, shelter, medical care, education and employment, but also to eradicate poverty in terms of oppression, deprivation, injustice and marginalization. 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. The solution is that since “violence has failed, dialogue must be applied”. The issue of ethnicity, tribalism and sectarianism would be addressed by creating an atmosphere of “unity in diversity”, good governance, upholding democratic values and human rights as well as caring for the basic needs of the youth. This could further contribute towards poverty reduction.