AU envoy urges youth to silence guns

By Mandela Nelson Denis

The African Union special Envoy on youth, Aya Chebbi has urged the youth in the country to play their role towards silencing guns in the country.

In her visit to South Sudan ahead of the African Youth day, Aya revealed that she has commitment in South Sudan and is proud of the youth in the country.

“I choose to be here because I have commitment to South Sudanese youth and I want them to play their role in silencing the guns in the country”, said Aya.

Aya revealed that if the youth in the country played their roles towards silencing the gun, then the desire of silencing guns in Africa will be realized and the continent would live in peace and harmony with each other.

Dr Albino Bol, the Minister of Youth and Sports who welcomed Aya and her team to the country said that the idea of silencing the guns in Africa cannot be achieved if South Sudan is left out.

“I believe that the theme of silencing guns in Africa cannot be achieved if South Sudan is left out, we encourage youth holding guns in the country to handover peacefully”, said Albino.

Albino further explained that the best way to end violence in South Sudan is to convince the young people to know that violence is the end of the country.

Christian Bader, the European Union Ambassador to South Sudan in his remarks said that the youth should be convinced that the future is not in a warrior or been violent.

Aya Chebbi, Christian Bader together with the Albino Bol and other delegations are set to visit Lakes states to access how the disarmament process is happening.

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