In a city of approximately 800,000 people with nearly 1/3 of the gross population, pointing on young men and women partially ”unemployed”. The majority of these unscattered youth left their respective states looking for greener pastures in the so-called urban centers like Juba megalopolis, and of course, their families back at their respective homes depended on them.
Unfortunately, the juba megalopolis portrayed the opposite of what they expected from the future of Beloved South Sudan. For the past six years, the country was engulfed in a civil war that was just silenced in 2018 with the signing of the revitalized peace agreement that yielded a government of national unity sharing power with the opposition.
By then plenty of youths were overwhelmed with peaceful joy and happiness that the country will deliver services to every citizen. Since then these hopes and dreams seem to be dissipating slowly, with no signs of hope the government has not outlined any plan to elevate people’s suffering, the common man and woman still go to bed on empty stomach, the number of street kids languishing the streets of juba seems to be on increase, beggars seen from all corners of the city, and there are unverified reports of marriage breakages due to heightened levels of alcoholism and domestic violence, all the above are as a result of frustration and if not addressed may yield into stress and depression that can easily lead to suicide as the worst case scenario.
Juba Gossip spent the day asking ghetto youths around the suburbs of Mauna, Shirikat, and Jebel about what they have accomplished this year and their answers were heartbreaking!!. Unfortunately, 90% of these youths expressed disappointment and blick future on the way forward.
This is the fate of our youth and the growing population in this beloved Country of ours.
Question is. Where is the future of this country?