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Kiir travels to Aweil

Kiir travels to Aweil
President Kiir arrives in Akon, his birthplace, on Saturday, March 19, 2023 | Credit | J1

President Salva Kiir left his home area of Akon this morning for his next tour in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

While there, the president is expected to  commission construction of 600-kilometer road linking the state with the other regional states.

On his way to Aweil, Kiir made several stopovers to greet members of the public lined up by the road waiting at him.

He was received by the Northern Bahr el Ghazal governor, Tong Akeen, and members of the his government.

Upon arrival, Kiir will hold a rally at Aweil Freedom Square later.

The visit to Aweil is part of the president’s peace tour of the Bahr el Ghazal region. He has already visited Wau and Kuajok, the state capitals of Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap, respectively.

In Wau, while addressing members of the public, he urged parents to send all their children, mostly girls, to combat the girl-child marriage and high rate of illiteracy in the country.

In Kuajok, he joined faithfuls during the celebration of St Joseph Catholic Church centenary. Missionaries established the Catholic church in 1923.