Garang Continues to Receive Visitors as Aldo Ajou Joins NCP; elsewhere Rains Wreck Havoc in Khartoum, Polio Under Attack

After his elevation as First Vice President of the Republic of the Sudan, and the President of the Government of South Sudan, Dr. John Garang has been receiving dignitaries, politicians, ethnic community leaders, youth and women groups from South Sudan to congratulate him in his new assignment.

On Monday, July 11, 2005, in his office at the Republican Palace in Khartoum, Dr. John Garang received high-level-leaderships delegations and dignitaries of well wishers to congratulate him. The people who met with Dr. Garang affirmed their support for the National Unity Government.

Dr. John Garang also met on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 with Professor Moses Machar the Former Vice President of the Republic of the Sudan. Professor Machar congratulated Dr. John Garang on his new assignment as First Vice President of the Sudan and the President of the Government of South Sudan.

Dr. Garang also received a high level delegation from Sudan African Parties (USAP) led by Ustaz Joseph Ukel to discuss with them arrangements concerning implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The USAP delegation affirmed their support and cooperation with the Government of National Unity and the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) during the coming stage.

Amongst other parties that congratulated Dr. John Garang was the SANU Party led by Dr. Toby Maduot, who paid a courtesy visit to the New First Vice President on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, and affirmed their full support and cooperation during the Interim Period leading to the “Referendum” for the people of the South.

Dr. Garang received in his office at the Republican Palace Dr. Francis Deng, the Special UN Envoy for IDPs and Refugees and Dr. Mansour Khalid who affirmed their support for the implementation of the CPA and their backing to the Government National Unity which is to lead the country in this stage.

Dr. Garang also met a high level delegation from the World Bank and discussed the role that can be played by the World Bank in supporting the Peace process in the Sudan and development project.

Garang also received in his office on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 a high level delegation composed of University Vice Chancellors (VCs). The Heads of the different universities congratulated Garang on his new assignment as First Vice President.

Dr. Garang commented on the role to be played by the Sudanese universities and higher institutions of learning to support peace agreement and promote security and stability in the country. Garang further said, there is need to organize a workshop in support of higher educational institutions in Sudan.

The meeting between Garang and the heads of the universities focused on the problems faced by the different universities in Sudan and to help find solutions to these problems. There are 31 national universities in the Sudan. Amongst them are three for the South: University of Juba, University of Bahr El-Ghazal and University of Upper Nile. There are also private Universities and higher institutions of learning.

It is worth mentioning that the Catholic Church in Sudan is struggling to get approval from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in order to open a Catholic University of Sudan (CUOS)! “With the Government of National Unity, things will change and Catholic University opens”! commented a member of the Catholic Church, speaking on ground of anonymity to the Gurtong Correspondent in Khartoum.

As Southern Communities in Khartoum continue to celebrate the swearing in of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, Bor Women in the National Congress Party in Khartoum organized on Wednesday, a Reception Ceremony for the First Lady, Madam Rebecca Nyandeng, the wife of Dr. John Garang de Mabior. Addressing the women at the National Congress

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