Easter Equatoria State, News

Youth urged to embrace innovation, end cattle raiding

By Ijoo Bosco

 

Eastern Equatoria State authorities are urging youth to embrace creativity and self-reliance for nation building.

State Minister of Peace building, Marko Lokidor made the call while addressing young people at a recent project launch in Torit, emphasizing the need to move beyond dependence on cattle raiding and government handouts.

He underscored the need for a transformation among the young men and women in the society.

“Become innovative and create value for South Sudan’s economy. Don’t rely on cattle rustling or crime. We want the youth to change their mindset.” Lokidor said.

Minister Lokidor further encouraged youth to take advantage of South Sudan’s fertile land and abundant resources.

“Form development groups and propose projects to improve your lives and society,” he advised. “We can support you if you take ownership.”

However, Margaret Ladu, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) officer, highlighted the importance of collaboration. She emphasized on the need for joint efforts between youth and the authorities.

Mrs. Ladu further urged the youth to be patient and hopeful for a peaceful and better tomorrow.

“Peace is the foundation for development. Let’s change our mindsets and develop innovative skills to achieve our dreams for this country” she expressed.

 

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