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Umutu Youth Congress Calls For Development In Umutu Community By John Onos

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The Umutu Youth Congress (UYC) have held its first general meeting, with a call on the youths to contribute their quota towards the development of the town and to sustain the peace in the community.

In his address to the youths, the Umutu Youth Congress Chairman, Comr. Ochor Felix (JP) expressed his gratitude to them for giving him and the executive the privilege to serve them as their servant-leaders, while thanking God for how smooth the journey has been so far despite the difficulties experienced in few areas.
He also appreciated the Okpala-Uku in Council and the esteemed palace chiefs for their supports and encouragement as well as for their invaluable wise and timely advice.

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He stated that in order to grow multi-dimensionally as a community, the youths need to work in synergy with all stakeholders so as to achieve a win/win relationship with anyone and/or organization doing business in the town, just as he accounted for their stewardship by enumerating some of the achievements of the executive in less than one year to include, listing peaceful cohesion, settlement of internal disputes between youths, community policing, fighting to eradicate cultism, crimes and other social vices as some of their accomplishments.
He also disclosed that plans are underway to organize a summit for them sensitization of the youths; scholarship awards for primary and secondary school students; fund raising for youth empowerment; inter-quarter football competition, amongst other programmes lined up to add value to the lives of the youths in the community.
He however called for constructive criticisms and suggestions from the youths in order to enable the executive serve the community youths better.

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In their separate responses and remarks at the meeting, the UYC executives received commendations for their leadership ingenuity since their inception of office.
Meanwhile, the youths frowned at the fact that the UYC was set up by the community without any viable source of income to run the congress.

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They therefore appealed to the Umutu Development Union (UDU) and the
Chiefs and other stakeholders in the community to empower UYC financially to enable them carry out all their people’s oriented plans.

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