The head of education, information, culture, youth, and sports has delegated Abyei Youth Union to run youth affairs as a steering committee till the COVID-19 prevention restrictions are lifted.
Lual Kuol Mayen, Secretary General of the Union has assured their commitment to do their task during the pandemic.
According to Kuol, the head of Education Administration, Chol Pur has consulted South Sudan Youth Union on the conduct of Abyei Youth Union elections. He says South Sudan Youth Union has directed formation of steering committee like the ones in the states of South Sudan.
The voting was to take place on 9th June 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.
The term of office of the current youth leadership ended on Tuesday this week.
The county youths’ associations in their meeting in Abyei town last Friday, gave the current youth leadership additional six months to remain in office.
This has caused difference in views between Youth Union and Youth and Sports Department in Abyei Administrative Area.