Press Release

Formation Of Lou Board of Intellectuals Forum In Kampala

By Mok Dei Gual,

Dec 2, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — This is to notify the Lou-Nuer community across the globe about the re-activation, re-organization and the re-establishment of the Lou Board of Intellectuals here in Kampala Uganda. The Lou Board of Intellectuals forum abbreviated as (LBI) is the intellectuals’ board, formed and established back in 2001 at Western Ethiopia of Gambella Region where it’s still in operating up to date, with the aim of coming together as Lou-Nuer intellectuals and discusses certain kind of ideas at the intellectuals’ level and capacities.

However, LBI is concept and mission, goals and objectives are making up its core values that aimed at advocating for peace, conflict prevention, reconciliations and conflict resolution amongst others, within and out of the Lou Community at large. LBI is also aimed to promote and strengthening the peaceful coexistence of the Lou-Nuer community with their neighboring communities and beyond. Liaising with other relevant institutions of other communities and discussing on issues of common interest and understanding for an easy of normalizing ties and concerns pertaining peace and security among the diverse ethnic groups in South Sudan.

Furthermore, LBI is also exerting more effort in its campaign against the harmful traditional practices, for instant, cattle rustling by most of the young youth in rural areas, early girl-child marriages, hence, just to mention the few, and which also many observers and analysts from the region and other parts of the world sees as the causes of hatred and conflicts amongst most of the diverse ethnic groups in South Sudan. LBI is determined to unceasing advocate for adaptations and promotions of educations, peaceful-cultural practices, promoting and exercising peaceful-political environments, within the Lou community in particular as well as with its neighboring communities at large.

Moreover, reference, is made to the LBI first meeting in Kampala which held on 26/11/2015 under the sponsorship of Mr. Khan Gatluak Mazier. The meeting was attended by several intellectuals of the Lou-Nuer in Kampala, where they discussed the need to re-activate such intellectuals’ bodies. Therefore, recommendations were also made to select an interim board of executive committee that will establish and organize the above mentioned institution.

In this respect, the second meeting was also held on 27/11/2015, where the below following members were selected. Thus, Khan Gatluak Mazier was officially endorsed as an LBI continental interim President through the initial recommendations from the first quorum which held on 26/Nov/2015. In the same version, the following members were also selected to represent and run the board in Kampala.

  1. John Samuel Manyuon was officially selected and endorsed as the LBI head and coordinator in Kampala.
  2. Mok Dei Gual was officially selected and endorsed as LBI Secretary general in Kampala.
  3. Elizabeth Nyaluak Rial was also selected and endorsed as LBI Secretary for Finance in Kampala.
  4. Duol Bol Kong was selected and endorsed as LBI Secretary for Information in Kampala.
  5. Ustaz. Nhial Hoth Gatkuoth was also selected and endorsed as LBI Senior Advisor in Kampala.

Author is the General Secretary for Lou Board of intellectuals forum in Kampala. He is also Secretary of information for Lou Universities and College Students Association in Kampala. He is acting Secretary of G10 Youths.. Unity and Development in our community.

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Nikalongo sanduksanduk December 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

Misuse of words. Why not just say Lou Nuer community. Who is a Lou Nuer intellectual and who is not? It is either all or none.

David Wadajebel. December 3, 2015 at 2:43 am

I think there is no misused of words; Intellectuals means a person who places a high value on or pursues things of interest to the intellect or the more complex forms and fields of knowledge, as aesthetic or philosophical matters, especially on an abstract and general level,

and community means;a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society, a community of retired persons or is a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests,the international community. so for me i do not think whether the said members has used some words wrongly.

Lou community is the only and only unified community name which cannot be alternated by any small group, this intellectual forum is a small unit which can operate a alongside the lLOU community. Am not a member of Lou community but trying to feed my brother Nikalongo Sanduksanduk.

Gat.darwich December 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Congrats Lou-Nuer in Kampala for activating the LBI.

Just a piece of advise, please promptly ceases and deceases characters assassinations campaigns against your brethren in Killer NyanKiir’s government, or against any other Lou-Nuer individual in different camps of military or political spectrums if you must/want to succeed in uniting and making your community stronger.

Good luck, BorChar !


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