Bhar El Ghazal Youth Union in Australia Elects the New Executive Committee
August 7, 2007 [Gurtong News Ė Australia]
The Bhar El Ghazal Youth Union in Australia, which is mainly based in Sydney, has elected the new executive committee. The new executive body replaces the founding executive body which was led by Mr. Zachariah Mawaat Machiek. In a statement released to Gurtong, the Chairman elect of the B.Y.U, Mr. Peter Dut Akot, paid a glowing tribute to the outgoing executive committee led by Zachariah Mawaat and Miss Adol Makeny Dhieu, former chairman and Secretary General, respectively, who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to realize the objectives of the Bhar El Ghazal Regionís Youth Body in Australia.
Some of the outstanding achievements made by the outgoing committee included but not limited to: the organization and conducting of the Bhar El Ghazal Youth Unionís Conference earlier this year, which was sponsored by the world money transmittance Agency, the Western Union; and which brought together vast majority of the people of Bhar El Ghazal in both the host State of New South Wales and Representatives of the B.G. communities in other States of Australia; as well as representatives of Upper Nile and Equatorian communities in the host State.
The second achievement was the formation of the standing committee which is to visit the region sometimes in the future, to promote unity amongst the Southern Sudanese in general and the regionís people in particular as well as enhancing the culture of peace and tolerance; needless to say of course are other specific activities toward the interests of the South as a nation at cross-road. The very committee has also been working on some of the resolutions made in that historical conference, which set precedence for the April 2007 conference of the B.G. communities in Victoria, Melbourne.
It is worth noting that while the B.Y.U operates largely in Sydney, its decision (especially in regards to activities/objectives to be carried out in the Region back home) making organ involves Representatives of the B.G. communities in other Australian States.
The incoming leader of the B.Y.U seem contented with the progress that has been done before him so far and has therefore not indicated any major shift in policy direction; nonetheless he emphasized that some few positions in his executive committee were yet to be filled; hence only eight (8) positions were filled so far. This he noted was due to some administrative measures that needed to be put in place prior to that action being taken. The newly elected B.Y.U. executive committee is as follow:
- Peter Dut Akot (Dut According) Ė Chairman of the B.Y.U
- Mathew Nguec Madit - Deputy Chairman
- Emmanuel Machar Matur - Secretary General
- Achol Michael Mathiang - Treasurer
- David A. Ayual - Foreign Affairs
- Deng Wal Wek - Information officer/Secretary
- Bol Machar Aping - Secretary for culture and heritage
- Makuer Mabor - Secretary for Sports and Recreations