Museveni made the remarks while presiding over the first South Sudan independence anniversary celebrations on Monday.
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan not to be like the Biblical children of Israel who were about to back-track to Egypt when faced with challenges arguing that, the modern World has no place for the faint hearted. Museveni made the remarks while presiding over the first South Sudan independence anniversary celebrations on Monday.
He advised Salva Kiira, the leader of South Sudan to stand firm and make sure that justice is attained. Museveni also called for a peaceful resolution of the South Sudan based on justice. He urged President Salva Kiir to strike a deal with the Khartoum government that will benefit everybody. Museveni noted that the voice of the black people in not heard, adding that the suffering of the black people of South Sudan wouldn’t have gone on for too long, because their case was obvious.
President Salva Kiir said that the conflict between his country and Sudan stems from the fact that since attainment of South Sudanese independence, the Khartoum administration has continuously disregarded South Sudan’s sovereignty. He, however, emphasized that he will solve all those problems through dialogue.
He accused the Khartoum government of confiscating oil belonging to the government of South Sudan worth over US$800 million leaving South Sudan to operate on a very limited budget. The Republic of South Sudan, the youngest independent nation on the African continent, yesterday held its 1st Independence Anniversary celebrations amidst pomp at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba.
South Sudan became independent on the 9th July 2011 after a majority of its over eight million inhabitants voted in favor of cessation from the Khartoum based government.
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