Rumbek To Host 2013 Independence Anniversary Celebrations

South Sudan Vice President Dr Riek Machar has announced that Rumbek town in Lakes State will host the national celebrations of the second Independence Anniversary of South Sudan in 2013.

Rumbek To Host 2013 Independence Anniversary Celebrations
School athletes practice in Bor during the Independence Day celebrations.[Gurtong | File]

By Gabriel Mayom
 
RUMBEK, 04 August 2012 [Gurtong] –
Machar made the announcement on Thursday during the launch of the National Inter-School Competitions at Rumbek Freedom Square.

“The 2013 South Sudan independence anniversary celebrations will be hosted here in Rumbek and more sport fields will be opened by government”, said Machar.

The Vice President appealed to the students to cooperate for the smooth running of the school competitions.

On the Friday, Warrap State Volleyball boys beat Unity State 3-1 at Ager-gum playground while Warrap girls also beat Yambio girls 3-0 at Rumbek Secondary School.

The Rumbek beat Jonglei 47- 41 in basketball while Warrap also won their game against Juba Boys with 77 baskets compared to Juba’s 65.

Secondary schools from all the ten states of South Sudan are expected to participate in the sporting events.

The games include athletics, volleyball, football, basketball and tennis.

The competitions will be used to select the best teams to represent the country at the East African Secondary Games Championships later in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.

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04/08/2012, 1:14 PM
 - Posted by justin Chicago Opiny
I do not know whether we understand our history and make history ,history. The history of the struggle of the now independent RSS is crystal clear, it started in Torit on August 18th,1955. Torit should have been even the venue of the first independene anniverssary in 2012 if only we can learn from our history,

I am not against any town or city to host the event but we must not forget that history tells us all and must
learn from our history to make other history be history ,and not history. To the best of my understanding Torit should be first before Rumber because it is the craddle of history of the struggle of then Southern Sudan now turned RSS,
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