Youth initiate activities to end conflict
By Rose Keji Benjamin
The youth have initiated activities to end the conflict in South Sudan through peace building and by also supporting the National Dialogue as a means of restoring peace in the country.
The Executive Director of Youths for Peace and Development, Gak Abraham Geu said youths of South Sudan are committed to end the conflict in the country.
Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, Geu said youths have been divided into different groups to perform their roles in the country.
“Youths are divided into different groups to boost activities that bring them together and unite as youths of one Nation, “he said.
He further said they have organized different Peace Conferences in all the three greater regions of; Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal, Upper Nile, and Equatoria. The conference was attended by different government officials.
Geu said youths in the country have accepted the National Dialogue and are ready to work for peace in the country.
He appealed to the youths in the country and in the diaspora to commit to the peace process.
“Youths in Ugandan organized football tournament as a way of solving conflicts through sports,” he said.
Geu said they have conducted workshops on conflict resolution and conflict management because youths are the future of this country, South Sudan.
“Youths, women, and adults need peace and they are ready to work for it. In whatever circumstances, let’s give peace a chance and we shall see changes,” he said.
Last Month, the Chairperson of Greater Upper Nile Concerned Youths for Peace and Stability, Guot Gabriel Manyang said he has being preaching the word of peace among youths, saying most youths are longing for peace but they don’t know where to start from.
“Peace is the only way to enjoy our country and without peace we cannot succeed.”
“We need not engage in tribal war. Let us reconcile, respect human rights and support the country. Let’s wake up, change our mind and bring peace to the country,” he said.
Geu further urged the government to cooperate with youths by involving them in decision making but not to ignore them for they are the future of the nation.