Abang Youth Urged To Maintain Peace With Neighbours

A section of the community members attending the Abang Youth Forum in Jonglei State. [Jacob Achiek Jok]

During a forum held at Malual Chaat, the Abang community leader Ateny Bher Kur said that peace is the most important step towards development and if the youth can live together in peace they will overcome challenges.

Madol Anyang Kur said the strategic forum was a model grounded to bring in peace and analyse information about what is happening among the youth, their background and what will lead to development.

Leaders said that information sharing must be a policy to transform the community system of administration into a new administrative system and to acknowledge youth from the Abang community.

Abang Community Chief, Chol Alier Mach said peace and harmony are the most important aspects for development to be realised in the community.

Ateny Bher said that there are some issues which need to be addressed by the community such as initiating projects which can help the community in fighting food insecurity in the New Year.

Ateny said that they plan to write another project so that the farm Abang village in Gak Boma to engage the youth in farming.

Last year, the Polish Aid Humanitarian (PAH) organization handed over more than 40 feddans of cultivated land to the community.

The Abang Youth Forum has a mission to collect, analyze and evaluate information, so more informed decisions can be made concerning utilization of resources and the delivery of development services while respecting the constitution, Human Rights and Democratic values of Abang citizens.

Abang is one of the nine communities within Kolnyang Payam which borders Anyidi Payam from the North.

It has an approximate population of 5,000 people and many have scattered to some areas due conflicts among the ethnic communities. 

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