Easter Equatoria State, News

Eastern Equatoria consults on Constitution-Making

By Ijoo Bosco


United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, has held a two-day consultation for youth across Eastern Equatoria state as part of the permanent constitution-making process in South Sudan.

The consultation aims to empower youth on their rights in the constitution-making process.

Night Agnes, a woman and girls’ activist, stated that the consultation aims to gather views of the youth in the state to be compiled jointly with other youth across the country.

The National Director General for Youth and Sport, Mario Belefruk Kutta acknowledged the coverage of three states in South Sudan in collecting youth views for inclusion in the permanent constitution-making processes.

He encouraged Eastern Equatoria state youth to fully participate in decision-making to enhance their voice in the supreme law of the country.

Eastern Equatoria state deputy youth chairperson, Oriaja James Libirato encouraged participants to share their views with colleagues who missed the forum in Torit.

The two-day national youth consultation workshop brought representatives from all eight counties of the eastern equatorial state, youth associations, and civil society members in Torit town.

The consultation was done under the theme: “For people people-driven and youth-responsive permanent constitution-making process in South Sudan.”



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