Youth speak out against war and tribalism in Yei
YEI (30 Aug.)Link to web article here.
Nearly one hundred people from all sixty four tribes in South Sudan attended a two day workshop that denounced youth involvement in the country’s continuing conflict.
Recently, the Yei area has seen heavy fighting between government and rebel forces.
“Our tribes in South Sudan like violence, revenge, looting by using arms, and hate. This old phenomenon must be forgotten,” said Yei Episcopal Bishop Hillary Luate Adeba. “Some people are using you as tools for their own benefit and you continuously remain poor and hungry behaving on behalf of somebody whose stomach is big and has a fat bank account. Say no to such people.”
The designate commissioner for Yei River County Cosmas Bidali Wori-Kojo urged the youth to be agents of positive transformation.
“Let this peace initiative be a source that bring all of you together in unity for peace, development, and progressive leaders of tomorrow,” he said.
Micaheal Malish has called on his fellow youth to abandon the culture of tribalism, corruption and war, but instead work hard for peace and economic development.
“It’s high time for us as youth to avoid this traditional way of tribalism but work hard to attain peace” he said.