S. Sudanese in Kampala speak on Martyrs Day celebration

By: Martin Manyiel Wugol in Kampala

South Sudanese on Tuesday marked the Martyrs Day to pay tribute to the fallen heroes and heroines who contributed for the independence of South Sudan.

A widow who preferred to be identified as Mama Mary hailed the SPLM led government for including those who died in the struggle on the national calendar.

She urged the political leaders to name some of the historical buildings in South Sudan with names of the martyrs as an honor to them.

Mary said leaders should forgive each other and work for the development of the county.

“South Sudan is a land of abundance that can feed the entire Africa if the leadership gives peace a chance to come back and utilize South Sudan potentials in agricultural sector,” she said.

The government should also do more to support the widows and orphans because children and families of the heroes need urgent and special program,” Mary said.

David Amuor Majur, Media counselor at South Sudan embassy in Uganda said the best way to honor the fallen heroes and heroines was to ensure that peace was restored in the country.

“We need to embark on development for our martyrs to believe what they died for us was something beneficial to the country and the families they left behind,” he said.

Majur congratulated the survivors of the 21 year struggle including President Salva Kiir and the entire members of the SPLM for their heroic sacrifices for the independence of South Sudan.

He reiterated the government readiness to implement the peace agreement so as to provide services to the people.

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