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UNDP Announces Innovation Challenge Winners

David Mogga Relieved his Winning Certificate


By Taban Gabriel


Three South Sudanese youth groups have been awarded prizes for their innovations by the United Nation Development Program UNDP yesterday.

The youth have won prizes ranging from $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000 US dollars respectively.

The winner of the Innovation challenge is David Mogga Kwaje, the Director of Saving, Credit, Co-operative Organization (SACCO).

Mogga said the youth could always achieve their dreams if they show dedication to every idea they initiate.

He encouraged those who contested but not won not to give up.

The second prize was given to an ICT Girls Group call “Go Girls”.

Their Team leader Yine Yenki Nyika said they were encouraged by the saying that “what a man can do, a woman can”.

Yenki said it was not an easy journey to take the second place.

“When you encounter difficulties know that success is on your way,” she said.

During the ceremony, the UNDP Special Representative Eugene Owusu said the prizes were given to the best innovators in order to equip them to become contributors of change in the country.

Owusu said the youth have the responsibility to build the country if given the chance.

The UNDP representative said that parents in South Sudan have failed the youth by encouraging them to go and fight most of the time.

“While young people in other countries are busy building bridges of innovations, youth in South Sudan are being encouraged to go for war,” Owusu said.

Hecalled upon South Sudanese leaders to stop fighting to end the suffering in the country.

The government representative at the function Chuol Rambang Luoth urged“the youth to change their mindsets of war to creative innovations.”


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