22 Sep 2019

 

Governor Urges Youth To Be Peace Ambassadors In Western Lakes State.

“As the Youth of Western Lakes community for that matter, youth are powerful, creative, energetic; they are consistent and if they rally behind you, then you have power.”

By Mabor Riak Magok

Rumbek, 26th /06/2019 [Gurtong] South Sudan, Western Lakes State local football association, in collaboration with local football clubs in Rumbek, organized a welcome celebration of the new Governor, Major General, Mahmuod Solomon Deer Agok.

The new Governor was a former player of Zalan FC. Organised by the local Football Association in his honour, the match ended in favour of Freedom Fighters FC against Heroes FC by 2:1 in Rumbek freedom Square.

Addressing the social event, the chairperson of Western Lakes State local football association, Ater Deng Mabok, said the social events was organized for the welcoming of new governor of Western Lakes State.

“Today, Western Lakes State Football Association, in conjunction with the state’s football clubs, has organized this social event for the welcoming of Western Lakes State Governor and to recognize his contribution when he was a football player of the Zalan FC.”Ater Deng said,

Ater Deng said, the social events of this football match between freedom fighters FC and heroes FC was not organized in the past to welcome governors but was organized this time because the governor was a legend of the Zalan FC.

Ater, the chairperson of the local football association, said, they were privileged to welcome the new governor with the important sporting events in Rumbek freedom Square.

In response the new Governor said: “I am very happy for the welcoming given to me by the local football association and football clubs. Sport promotes peace, unity and reconciliation in the community and I would like all the Youth that are engaged in sport activities to be ambassadors of peace in Western Lakes State.” said Mahmuod Solomon Deer.

The speaker of Western Lakes State Legislative Assembly Hon Chol Kuotwel Manhom, urged the youth in the community to support the government of Western Lakes State

“As the Youth of Western Lakes community for that matter, youth are powerful, creative, energetic; they are consistent and if they rally behind you, then you have power.”

“We can’t build peace in the community when we don’t have strong policies to make sure that sports are in place. But my wish has been to have county level sports competitions and this have to be organized by the commissioners of the 11 Counties of Western Lakes State.” said, Mapuor Marial.
 

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