Greater Bahr El Ghazal Students’ Association Elects New Executive

Upper Nile University in Malakal. [Gurtong | File]

Mariel Malow Mawien, who had been the chairperson since last year was constitutionally asked to dissolve the office after serving for one year.

The position of the chairperson was highly contested by 5 candidates but William Wol Malueth emerged winner with 33.3% of the votes with John Atem Paul gaining only 29.4% of the votes.

Other candidates for the Chairmanship were Achol Nhial, Athiang Deng, and Ariec.

During second race for the Deputy Chairperson Mr John Atem Paul was elected unopposed by the general assembly as declared by the electoral committee.

Fourteen other members were elected to the office making 17 members in the new executive office.

Mariel Malow, the outgoing chairperson told the new body to work hard so that they make strong association which is well-recognized with good records in the university.

Malow asked all the members of the association not to expose the problems and the secrets of the association to people who are not members and encouraged the students not to forget their academic objectives.

Malow apologised that his office did not conduct the welcoming ceremony to the new students because of financial constraints.

“I hope my fellow new students will not take it negatively that they were not welcomed by the association with celebrations and ceremony,” he said.
He said the association has no money.

“We have no donors and we have no money generating businesses. During these austerity measures we sent 91 letters to officials in Juba and states of Greater Bahr el Ghazal but what we got was not enough. We used it for graduations,” Malow said.

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