AUTHOR: Daniel Garang Deng | PUBLISHED: March 18, 2023
President Salva Kiir sent off to the three days tour at Juba International Airport by the first vice president Dr. Riek Machar. | Credit | President Press Unit.
President Salva Kiir has embarked on a three-day tour in the three states of Bahr el Ghazal region.
Kiir is in his home town state Warrap to grace the centenary celebration of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kuajok that is making a 100 years on Sunday.
He left Juba on Saturday for Western Bahr el Ghazal where he was received at Wau airport. Upon arrival in wau, he held a brief meeting with state officials before proceeding to Kuajok, Warrap State, where he will spend a night and join the congregation on Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral.
The catholic faith was established in March 19, 1923 when the first Catholic Mission arrived in Bahr el Ghazal region in the then Sudan.
“The purpose of this trip is to attend the Catholic Church’s centenary celebration,” Said Lily Adhieu, presidential press secretary.
After the celebration service on Sunday, Kiir will visit his family in Akon village nearly four years after the last visit in 2019.
Besides meeting the family, he will assess the construction of his house there, where three Syrians and a local boy, were down by a disgruntled private under the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces, Yak Garang Yak, whom a military court later sentenced to death.