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IDPs praise active citizens for peace dissemination

By Kidega Livingstone

More than 100 youth leaders from the Mangaten Internally Displace Persons have praised a local non-governmental organization, Active Citizens South Sudan for disseminating peace in the camp.

They said they were not aware about the peace process signed on the 12th .September 2018 in Addis- Ababa Ethiopia.

Speaking during youth –led public discourse on the peace agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan over the weekend at Mangaten IDP camp, Peter Gatwech Nor one of the youth leaders said that they were satisfied with the session on revitalized peace agreement taught by staff of Active Citizens South Sudan in collaboration with the Norwegian People’s Aid South Sudan.

“I am impressed with the Active Citizens and NPA for taking us through the peace agreement details because we knew nothing about the peace processes in the country,” said Peter.

“The training is very good and I have seen that really there will be peace in South Sudan .We have covered very important topics that talk about information about peace process,” Peter added.

Kume Ruai  Wicdier, a participant said that based  on the concrete information about the peace process they would pass the same information to other youth.

“The training is very good as youth if this training could continue it will give us hope because we did not have concrete information about the peace agreement and we were  not aware of what is going to happen so that we have a lasting peace in the country,” said Ruai.

Nyakuma Abdallah  said that peace is highly needed by the internally displaced persons. He said the Revitalized Peace Agreement should be understood by women in the IDP camps across the country.

Active Citizens South Sudan Program Coordinator, Michael Piphal said t it was important that information about revitalized peace agreement be circulated to reach everybody in the country.

“The agreement is for all of us but not only for the leaders who have signed it in the documents so have we to be the stakeholders in the agreement,” Piphal told youth.

“For us what we want to see is that everybody owns the peace agreement so that entire citizens get the information about the agreement,” he added.

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