Speaker Anthony Lino Makana, speaking to Journalists during a football match between Al Salam FC of Renk and Super Eagle FC of Yambio on Sunday at Juba National Stadium (photo by Oyiti Pernyang)

 

By Oyiti Pernyang

The Speaker of Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) Anthony Lino Makana said the house was set to create Youth Parliamentarian Caucus to represent the youth in the assembly.

He made the statement after a football match between Al Salam FC of Renk and Super Eagle FC of Yambio on Sunday at Juba National Stadium.

Makana said the youth were well represented in the parliament but they only lacked proper organization.

“They have not organised themselves very well like other groups of parliamentarians Caucus. That is why we want to form youth parliamentarians to bring youth representatives in the parliament together,” he said.

Mr. Makana criticised the youth for being reluctant to conduct election for the representatives to the Youth Parliamentarians Caucus, adding that the administration of the TNLA had done its part by including youth in the parliament.

He reiterated that it was up to the youth to elect their Chairperson for the Youth Parliamentarians Caucus, “The problem is not the speaker of the assembly but rather the youth themselves are not ready to conduct the election to elect their representatives,” Mr. Makana said.

He said that in the Parliament, there were different groups of parliamentarians’ Caucus and only the youth caucus was missing in the house.

The speaker said youth were fully included in the national fiscal budget for the year 2018/19 and many youth activities would be carried out.

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