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Machar to tackle youth unemployment

Juba, South Sudan

July 3, 2021The Council of Ministers has constituted a high-level committee to address the grievances and lack of employment which has negatively affected the youth in the country. 

Youth addressing a protest in Renk on Monday, January 17, 2020(Photo credit: courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)
Youth addressing a protest in Renk on Monday, January 17, 2020(Photo credit: courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)

In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, the seven-member high level committee will be led by the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar.

The committee consists of two Vice Presidents, the Minister of National Security, Mamur Obuto, Minister of Labor James Hoth Mai, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Peter Mayen, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Albino Bol.

Baba Medan Konyi, Deputy Information minister, confirmed to media after a meeting of the Council of Ministers that the assigned committee will mainly focus on youths grievances over the employment gap in the country. 

“They will follow the issue not only in Torit but also in other parts of the country to address it, ” he said. 

The armed youth group known as Monyomaji  in Eastern Equatoria State would occasionally target the Non-governmental organizations in the State citing lack of privilege and job opportunities from NGOs operating in their State.

Early this week the same group gave a 72 hour ultimatum to all humanitarian agencies operating in the State to desert the area or to face repercussions by failing to comply with their order. 

This came less than a day after a high-level government delegation led by the Vice President for Youth and Gender Cluster, Rebecca Nyadeng Garang rushed to the State to address the security situation in the State where Garang advised Monyomaji group to directed their concerns to the top leadership of which the NGO’s operates upon its approval. 

The Humanitarian workers are undergoing rampant security challenges in the host areas.

Last may the two humanitarian workers were killed in Panyijiar County of Unity State and so far their fates have never been addressed.

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