President Kiir inaugurates Juba National Stadium

Juba, Tuesday (June 11, 2024) – H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit officiated the inauguration ceremony of the Juba National Stadium on Tuesday. The highly anticipated World Cup qualifier match between South Sudan and Sudan followed the event.

President Kiir urged South Sudanese to use sports for development and market the country to the world.

He also reaffirmed his government’s commitment to consolidating peace and national unity through sports, adding that the government will continue investing in sports, such as sponsoring football and basketball players on the world stage.

Managing Director – Gs Construction

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Joseph Geng Akec, noted that South Sudan is celebrating a dream that has set a new era for South Sudan and Sudan. Dr. Geng appealed to the government to support sports development through building sports infrastructure to support sports activities in the country.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who attended the inauguration, said the opening of the Juba stadium is a momentous occasion for the people of South Sudan, emphasizing President Kiir’s and the entire government’s commitment to advancing the country’s sports industry.

Juba National Stadium has been under construction for the last five years by GS Construction Company.

GS Construction together With UNICEF Inaugurated Malakia Girls Primary School

A historic day for education in South Sudan. H.E. Hon. Minister for General Education and Instruction Awut Deng Acuil and UNICEF Representative Hamida Lasseko inaugurated the opening of Malakia Girls Primary School on 18 July which will now provide education to over 400 girls.

Many schools in Malakal were destroyed during the conflict. Malakia Girls Primary School was one such school where 300 girls were studying. Malakal had 46 schools in 2013 but has only managed to reopen half of those schools. This shows the many challenges faced by the children of South Sudan to get quality education – particularly for girls.

“Our government is committed to the education of children, with an emphasis on girls education. Providing education for our children is also the responsibility of every society, and today I call upon all duty bearers of society to step forward and to play their role,” said the Hon. Minister during the inauguration ceremony.

Thanks to African Development Bank UNICEF South Sudan is supporting Ministry of General Education and Instruction, Government of South Sudan to build 10 schools in Upper Nile.

“We know that education for children can’t wait, that is why UNICEF and its partners have been working with Ministry of General Education and Instruction, Government of South Sudan and parents to ensure that children continue to access learning opportunities regardless of where they are or their situation,” said UNICEF Representative Hamida Lasseko.

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