Students in Kampala warned against hate speech
Stephen Taker Riak Dong governor of Southern Liech State addressing graduates in Kampala Uganda (Photo by Martin Manyiel Wugol)
By Martin Manyiel Wugol
The Governor of Southern Liech state Stephen Taker Riak Dong has urged South Sudanese students in Uganda to stop hate speech against their leaders.
He told them to be responsible citizens by respecting their leaders. “You must desist from preaching hate speech that can disintegrate our nation into pieces,” Dong said.
Dong was speaking during a thanks giving ceremony for the students who graduated from Kampala University last Friday.
He said it was for the sake of peace that President Salva Kiir Mayardit accepted to sign the Revitalized-Peace Agreement which allows the country to have five vice presidents in the world’s history.
Dong urged the graduates to believe in peace implementation once the country gets stable there would more jobs for the citizens.
He appreciated President Kiir for his tour over greater Bahr el Ghazal region as an effort to disseminate the Revitalized-Peace Agreement.
The event was organized by the leadership of Kampala University South Sudanese Students Association (KUSSSA) in Kampala to honor the students who graduated last Thursday from Kampala University main campus. The event was organized iKansaga opposite International University of East Africa.
Mr. Ruben Achola representative of the graduates urged his colleagues to think critically so as to find a durable solution to the lack of employment in the country.
According to Achol, the youth should support peace to attract more investors which she said would lead to jobs creation in the long run.
Emmanuel Mangok Aliap, SPLM secretary for political affairs Uganda chapter urged the graduates to take advantage of the peace in the country and strive as jobs creators.
“You should help the government in areas of jobs creation because being graduate you must be creative in finding solutions to the challenges facing the society,” Aliap said.
Oyiti Peter Ngiero Otor, a graduate of Business Administration specializing in accounting thanked the administration of the University for supporting the graduates.
He appealed to fellow youth to stand for peace and harmony in South Sudan saying citizens were tired of war.