UNITA youth wing begins 5th Congress works

Viana – The 5th ordinary congress of the Revolutionary United Youth of Angola (JURA) started Wednesday in the Municipality of Viana, in Luanda, with internal work, with emphasis on the presentation and analysis of contributions related to the proposed agenda of the national committee meeting.

The official opening ceremony of the three-day congress is scheduled for Thursday, during which the new leader of the Youth Organization will be elected to replace the outgoing secretary-general, Agostinho Kamuango.

Manuel Armando Nelito Ekuikui and João Lucombo are the two candidates vying for the top JURA position.

Speaking to the press, João Lucombo promised that he will prepare JURA to defend the interests of Angolan youth if he wins the elections, while Nelito Ekuikui stressed that he intends to empower Angolan youth to be authors of their own achievements, challenges and dreams.

JURA´s 5th congress foresees the assessment of key issues to solve problems affecting youth such as unemployment, homelessness and social conditions in general.

The congress, which brings together more than 500 delegates from all provinces of the country, will be held under the slogan “JURA – Innovate and Mobilize to Win”.

The United Revolutionary Youth of Angola was founded on July 18, 1974, by David Janotão, who was the first leader of the youth organization.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)