The New Duk Community Youth Leadership will be an Invigorating Factor

Posted: April 24, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

The 2019 Duk Community Youth Leadership in Juba will be an Upgrading and Renovating Factor

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

Duk Community youth leadership in Juba, April 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (PW) — In modern societies, well instituted youth organizations play an outstanding role in ending social injustice, and promote equality for all – women rights, girl child education, challenging public authorities to end inequity and many important issues.

Youth groups, associations and unions have always been present throughout history, in every society. Yet they have never received same attention from different communities, with an attention to political system.

At a different plane, youth organizations can be also used for aims such as attacking minorities or promoting sectional division and segregation which at many times leads to community’s disintegration. A youth association should purely adhere to fundamental principles of civil society; advocating for fair justice and lobbying with authorities for community wellbeing.

Political representatives at national and subnational levels of government become more accountable when a community works closely with an independent, strong and benevolent youth organization that sensitizes local citizens – to know their constitutional rights. But unfortunately a number of youth leaders are always detached from local people by politicians through bribery, and/or of a handing of better job.  

However, Duk Community is the only community in current Jonglei state which does not have a single high school and central healthcare facility. It is the only community that crowns primary school leavers and give them a name like “Jolong & Amiel Graduates”.  This is absolutely pathetic and annoying in the face of modern era.

I count my blame on the community leaders at their various capacities; members of parliament, politicians and youth leaders across the globe for their failure to see this lighting backwardness. How do you build primary schools and forget high schools? The current youth leadership in Juba and Bor should see this gap and fill it. They should come up with a smart plan that will establish Duk Secondary School within their tenure.

Duk is known to be the bread basket as Hon. Philip Thon Leek put it as his campaign slogan in 2010 -during election. But now what beats my thought is how fast these loaves of bread disappeared. Are they eaten up by rodents or have they rotten? Someone should satisfy me!

Assuming a community seat without proper plan and preparation to serve is a true setback to the community, and it is what our members of parliament have done to us. They have forgotten that education is the mother of change.

Wenne Madyt Dengs is a poet, writer, and a member of South Sudan Civil Society Alliance. He can be reached via

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