Youth sensitized on peace

As the country yearns for stability and sustainable peace increases, youth from different institutions have yesterday shared views on how to achieve lasting peace.

They gathered at Women Union in Hai-Neem, Juba.

 Paul Cabiet Ayong Member of the SPLM Youth League said active youth participation was a key role in achieving lasting peace in the country

He said the future of this country did not rely on peace stakeholders only but also young people.

 “Youth should convene in the future as young people and start thinking of what they want to achieve and what is the interest and how to achieve it,” he said.

Ayong explained that youth should be politically conscious so that change can happen.

 A representative from University of Juba Deng Kur Mading said as young people they must reject tribalism and be as one citizens.

Mading urged fellow youth to engage the parties to the agreement during the process of the implementation of security arrangement as provided in the agreement.

“We the youth we need to tell the two leaders wherever they are that they should meet the security arrangement before the end of one hundred days we are tired of   war and violence,” he stressed  

He cautioned the youth to avoid being used as tools for fighting for personal interests

There is need for young ones to embrace peace within themselves   and to become ambassadors of peace wherever they are.

Nancy Malith a student said such activities should be taken to the states to engage youth at the grass roots so that they are involved in the decision making

“There is only peace is in Juba but in other states there is no peace, the youth at the grass roots need to informed and have the knowledge also,” She stressed.

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