South Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit at the signing ceremony of the final Sudanese peace agreement. Photo SUNA


JUBA – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit will on Thursday be awarded a prize for responsible leadership and his efforts to consolidate peace in the world’s by a continental journalist body.

Speaking during a press conference held in Juba on Wednesday, Abu Bakr Abdullahi Bargo, the chairperson of Union of African Private Televisions said a ceremony will take place tomorrow to award President Salva Kiir for his extraordinary leadership qualities he said he has been shown including but not limited to achieving peace in the world’s youngest country.

“We come here to award the leader of the country,” Abu Bakr said. “Tomorrow by the will of God, we will award President Salva Kiir Mayardit for achieving peace and showing quality leadership.”

The Union of African Private Televisions is a body comprising 63 television stations across 22 countries in Africa. - Sudans Post