The council members were sworn into office by Southern Highlands Senior Magistrate, Pinsson Pindipia, witness by DDA CEO, Pius Puk, and NYDA Director General, Joe Itaki.
The council consists of youth leaders from three Local Level Governments (LLGs) of Ialibu Basin, Imbonggu Proper and Lower Mendi.
The elected youth leaders vowed to discourage their youths from engaging in illegal activities and instead, focus on self-empowerment activities to better their lives.
DDA Chief Executive, Pius Puk, made an undertaking to fully support youth programs in the district since this was a first of its kind and thanked NYDA for having such a strategic vision for the youths of this country.
The newly-elected chairman, Fred Yawa, also thanked NYDA for coming down to the LLG and district level to strengthen youth networks.
NYDA director general, Joe Itaki, said they were grateful to Imbonggu DDA for its enthusiasm in youth programs in the district.
“Imbonggu is the District Community Development Centre (DCDC) pilot district of the flagship program rolled out by our mother agency, the Department of Community Development and Religion, so we intend start operations in the youth office after the launching of DCDC that will be eventuate next month,” Itaki said.