Thousands Celebrate Martyrs Day At Aweil

Thousands of Northern Bahr el Ghazal residents gathered at the Aweil Freedom Square to celebrate the Martyrs' Day.

Thousands Celebrate Martyrs Day At Aweil
The SPLA Council of Elders pose for a group photo with Human Rights Watch officials. [Gurtong |File]

By Agoth Abraham

WAU, 01 August 2012 [Gurtong] –The Speaker of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State Legislative Assembly Achol William Amuoi said at the event that the late Dr John Garang de Mabior represented the symbol of South Sudanese struggle for justice, liberty and prosperity throughout the years.

“Our forefather like William Deng Nhial and Father Saturnino Ohure played their part and they deserve commendation”, said Amuoi.

They managed to strategise and focus our energies on the right direction.

The Speaker congratulated all citizens on the occasion and urged them to work hard to meet the challenges of building the nation.

“The youth should be creative and work together for the betterment of our nation”, she said.
Amuio urged the government to prioritise education for the street children.

“These are sons and daughters of the heroes and heroines and they deserve to be catered for especially free education up to secondary school levels because the future of this nation lies in their hands”, she said.

 She urged both the state and national government to reduce the increasing number of street children and let them enjoy rights like any other person in South Sudan.

South Sudan's Martyr's Day is dedicated to commemorating the struggle of those who died in the liberation struggle.

As part of the celebrations, the red army of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) popularly known as the Jiech-amer celebrated the event at Nyakuron Cultural Center in Juba on Sunday.

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01/08/2012, 7:55 PM
 - Posted by deng bak
Thank you Madame speaker

I haven't heard such encouraging words in years . Madme Achoul words are promisings . They mean the historicity of true leadership start by teaching kids about where they come from and where are they going and how to get there . Great job Our lady .

Deng Nook
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