Easter Equatoria State, News

Women urged to unite ahead of elections

By Ijoo Bosco


Eastern Equatoria state Advisor on economic affairs has called on women to embrace unity and peaceful coexistence, ahead of the planned 2024 elections.

German Charles Ojok told a group of over thirty women who gathered for a two-day Political Parties Act 2012 amendment forum that they constitute a majority of the population in the country.

Mr. Ojok stressed the importance of women’s participation in the political arena, stating that they play a crucial role for the success of the upcoming elections.

The advisor also encouraged the women to reach out and share the knowledge they have acquired with their colleagues who have attended the training.

Mr. Ojok challenged women for often remaining silent, without sharing their knowledge, arguing that it might be less beneficial to citizens of the state.

Deputy speaker of Eastern Equatoria state transitional assembly, Becky Awor hailed South Sudan women’s coalition for the training.

She applauded the women civil society for creating awareness on the amended Political Parties Act 2022, as the country prepares for an election.

Awor appealed to the women’s coalition to extend more of the training to other parts of the state since acts as eye-opener for women in the counties.

Deputy Director for South Sudan Women Coalition, Ambassador Jacqueline Natepi said the training aimed at equipping women on the Political Parties Act 2012 amendment 2022, on areas they can benefit.

Natepi urged women who plan to join diffrent political parties of their interest, to carry into their hearts, the concerns of women.

She reiterated that women should leave behind their political differences but endeavor to work hard in order to get their 35% to encourage them to participate and work for more.

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