AUTHOR: Ibasi Patricia Tobs | PUBLISHED: April 25, 2023
Agnes Adlino Orifa Oswaha, head of mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Kingdom, (in green 'lawa') and officials pose for photo after receiving the award | Credit | Courtesy
South Sudan’s diplomat in United Kingdom has extended gratitude upon receiving the 2023 Diplomat of the year award.
Agnes Adlino Orifa Oswaha, head of mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Kingdom, was awarded the 2023 Diplomat of the year award from Africa Award by DIPLOMAT Magazine on Monday.
Amb. Oswaha served as the government of South Sudan 1st acting permanent representative to the United Nations, and worked at the then government of Southern Sudan Mission to the United States in Washington DC as the director of culture, community, and consular affairs.
On the Embassy Facebook post seen by The Radio Community, Oswaha enumerated her profound gratefulness to the DIPLOMAT Magazine team for their work with the diplomatic community in the United Kingdom.
For her, it’s through God’s grace that the embassy has been able to fulfill its mission and mandate in London-United Kingdom.
She gives her gratitude to the President Salva Kiir for entrusting her to head the Embassy emphasizing that under the Kiir administration South Sudan is anticipated to hold its election towards the end of the Transitional Roadmap in December 2024.
She says the election will be fair and transparent as witnessed during the South Sudan Referendum in February 2011.
Oswaha also appreciated the fraternity of South Sudanese in diaspora for granting her support in her period as the Head of Mission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Kingdom.
She vows to continue to work closely with the Diplomatic community accredited to the court of St. James’s, the various organizations, institutions, and the host country.
“I dedicate the award to the Government and people of the Republic of South Sudan and all those who made sacrifices for us to have a nation,’’ she stated.
Ambassador Oswaha was appointed as the Head of Missions of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Kingdom in 2012 by President Kiir.
She holds a master’s in social work and social Justice; two Bachelors of Arts in Law, Society and Justice and in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.
She also attended Al-Nileen University, Faculty of Law in Khartoum and Ahlia University in Omdurman, Department of Translation in Omdurman.