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Upper Nile to conduct youth convention in October

Upper Nile youth leadership elections set for October  

By Tapeng Michael Ohure

The youth leadership elections for Upper Nile State are set to be conducted in October this year in Malakal town.

This was revealed on Tuesday by Awat Butrus Leka, the Chairperson of Upper Nile State Youth Union.

Butrus disclosed that the three-day convention will be used to prepare for election of new leadership this year.

Adding that activities to be undertaken will include, the formation of the steering committee, drafting of the Upper Nile Youth Union Constitution.

“We have finished phase one and now we are in phase two which is the mobilization of financial resources to conduct general youth convention in Upper Nile State. We had planned it for May but due to lack of funding we couldn’t make it, and so it has been extended up to October,” Butrus told Juba Echo. 

The government of Upper Nile State is expected to general convention.

“The first day will be the opening of the convention by the government officials of the state and discussion and hearing of youth problems. The second day of the convention will be the reading of the general regulations and the constitution,” he said.

Butrus added that on the third day of the convention election of the chairperson by the delegates will commence followed by the election of the speaker of the union


He said that youth of Upper Nile State are facing a lot of challenges including unemployment.

Butrus was appointed Chairperson of Upper Nile Youth Union in November last year by Gola Boyoi Gola the South Sudan National Youth Union Chairman.

Upper Nile State has 13 counties and each county will send delegates to the convention to elect new leaders of the state’s youth union.

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