Media Authority gives 3 companies exclusive right to print national flag
AUTHOR: Daniel Garang Deng | PUBLISHED: August 25, 2023
This is the supposedly correct flag, especially the sky blue color | Credit | Courtesy
The Media Authority has cautioned the printing companies and shops against printing and sell of the wrong version of South Sudan national flag and restricted that from now onward, only three companies are allowed to print the flag.
Addressing reporters in Juba on Friday, the managing director of the regulatory body said he was concerned by the printing and circulating of different versions of national flag in the country and at some diplomatic missions.
Elijah Alier Kuai said the national flag must be “reproduced in a dignified manner in its original designs, accurate shapes and colors” and any product bearing images of the South Sudan National Flag should reflect the right version.
“Media houses, Advertisement and printing companies are hereby cautioned to immediately cease any printing of wrong versions of the National Flag that does not conform with the right version of the South Sudan National Flag,” Alier said. “Printing, publication and circulation of the wrong version of South Sudan National Flag is prohibited.”
Alier disclosed that the media authority has authorized only the three companies for the printing of the flag.
“The only acceptable companies are companies that are legally recognized by the Media Authority and these companies are RAK Media, Universal Printing Press and Ganesh. These are the official three printing companies. All the rest should not be encourage to continue with printing of South Sudan national flag,” he cautioned.
“Failure to comply to print the right version of the National Flag will incur penalties to printing and advertisement companies.
The regulatory body also threatened to shut down shops and the companies that will be found selling and printing wrong versions of the national flag.
“All levels of government and public institutions are hereby advised to remove all the wrong and substandard versions of the South Sudan national flag and replace them with the right official version,” Alier continued.
He said MA is the only institution responsible for regulation of printing and asked the Ministry of Presidential Affairs to provide enough national flag for all the states and administrative areas in accordance with the Governors’ Forum’ Resolutions, November 22-29, 2021.
Alier added that effective from today, printing companies will have to seek guidance from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in printing the the South Sudan flag, which ‘should be accorded respect and dignity at all times’.