Greater Bahr el Ghazal Youth Union

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The Greater Bahr el Ghazal Youth Union, also called GBYU is formed with the aim to build a youth network in the Republic of South Sudan and create unity among themselves.

Chairperson: Angok Arthur Akuein

Goals

  • To build a youth network and promote unity among the youth in South Sudan
  • Unity of youth above partisan slogans, tribal line and any other divisive ideologies
  • To demand the Government to implement the UN Millennium Development Goals for universal primary education to combat high illiteracy in the nation
  • To increase the number of girls and women at high institutes of learning
  • Abandonment of forced marriages
  • Training farmers at the areas of animal production, veterinary services to improve upon the Agricutlure
  • Access to market by small scale farmers
  • Demand inclusion of youth in the South Sudan government leadership by 10 percent seats at all levels of government
  • Demand peaceful and amicable resolution to Abyei crises

Executive Body

In December 2011, the GBYU announced the formation of its executive body following a conference held in Awiel the state capital of northern Bahr El Ghazal. At a press conference organized at Home and Away Business Centre in Juba, Chairperson Angok Arthur Akuein that the union has defined the vision and values at the conference. He added that they have recognized the role played by youth, community and civil based organizations in their respective states and came up with the resolution that unity of youth above partisan slogans, tribal line and any other divisive ideologies through inclusion, dialogues and respect of opinions.

Demand for 10% representation of youth at all levels

The Greater Bahr el Ghazal Youth Union demands youth be included in leadership and 10 percent seats at all levels of the government. Chairperson Angok Arthur Akuein at a press conference in Juba said that numerous resolutions were derived at the end of a four-day convention held at Aweil. 150 youth from Warrap, Lakes, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal attended the conference which was organized under the theme "United We Stand".

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