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Politicians accused of using youths for their own agenda

By Atimaku Joan

The Chairperson of National Youth Union yesterday disagreed with the Vice President for Gender and Youth Cluster for blaming the youth for the crises in the country at the same time urged politicians who are fond of using the youth for their own interest to stop taking advantage of them.

This came after the Vice President for Gender and Youth Cluster Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior pointed fingers at the youth and blaming them for the mess that occurred in the country since 2013.

In an exclusive interview with Juba Monitor, the Chairperson of National Youth Union Gola Boyoi Gola said youth has a greater population in the country and most of them are unemployed making it easy for the politicians to use the youths to fight on their behalf. 

“We believe that we have been used as tools or fuel by politicians because most of the times, young people are vulnerable.First of all, youths are 72% of the entire population and that means that we are the majority in the country and maybe 80% or 90% of the young people are jobless so, it’s going to be very easy for them to be recruited by politicians to advance their agendas,” Gola said.

He stated that youths were not the problem but the politicians are the ones causing problems within this country because youths are vulnerable.

He also added that young people were supposed to be blamed politicians not the other way around.

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