4 May 2009 - (Nairobi) - The President of the Government of Southern Sudan has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in political science by the Great Lakes University of Kisumu in Kenya on Sunday.
In the ceremony, attended by the Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, together with GOSS officials, President Kiir was acknowledged for strengthening the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in southern Sudan since it was signed in 2005.
Speaking to Sudan Radio Service from Kisumu, Great Lakes University Professor Medo Misana why Kiir received the honorary degree.
[Medo Misana]: “The Great Lakes University of Kisumu awarded an honorary doctorate to President general Salva Kiir in recognition of his efforts to consolidate peace in southern Sudan following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that was signed in Nairobi. And also it was in recognition for his other mediating actions, like assisting the people of eastern Sudan to put down their weapons and join peace in the Sudan, and also helping peace in Darfur at the times when there are difficult situations in Sudan. Considering the role he has played in the Sudan, he ranked higher than any other person who was also proposed for the same honour.”
Salva Kiir was accompanied by GOSS Minister for Presidential Affairs, Luka Biong, Sudan’s ambassador to Kenya, Majok Guangdong, and the GOSS Liaison officer in Kenya, John Andruga.
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