CES Youth Union convention slated for next week
Central Equatoria State Youth Union Steering Committee is set to hold its first convention next week.
The convention is expected to bring together all the youth delegates from the six counties of the State.
The three days convention will start on November 19, 2021and it will be opened by the Vice President of the Economic Cluster Dr James Wani Igga.
Each county is expected to nominate 10 delegates who will participate in the election of the chair on the last day of the convention.
Addressing the press yesterday, the Chairperson of the Central Equatoria State Youth Union Steering Committee, Rufas Juka Samuel, said the formation of the 32 states youth had made the youth scattered in different areas.
He said the purpose of the convention was to unite all the youth under Central Equatoria State in one command.
“The convention is not taking place only for election but it will also address other activities that involve the youth. Peace-related issues are the priority of the convention,” Juka told journalists during the press conference.
“We shall have the body that will be moving to advocate for peace in different remote villages across the State,” he added.
The Secretary for Information of the Steering Committee, Morris Mogga Laku said that said the issue of cattle would touch on gender but it was not the primary purpose of the convention.
“This will be the reorganisation of the former 32 states where the new chairperson will be elected,” he added.
According to the criterion of the election, any person who comes from any of the counties in the Central Equatoria State and aged below 35 years of age will be eligible for the position of youth delegate. The Chairperson should be between 25-30-years old since the union leadership has only a four-year term.