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SPLM to give efforts in liberating South Sudan from poverty, says President Salva Kirr


Devdiscourse News Desk Juba
Updated: 04-12-2018 17:15 IST
SPLM to give efforts in liberating South Sudan from poverty, says President Salva Kirr

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Salva Kirr, the current President of South Sudan and Chairman of Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) has given a call to make the nation free from poverty and thereby create history.

President Salva Kirr said at SPLM retreat organized in Lobonok County of Jubek State on December 2 that 'the conditions in which South Sudanese lived before the independence did not change.'

"Did we liberate our people from Jalaba (North Sudanese) only to starve in our hands?" Kirr wondered.

"From my perspective, the greatest enemy of the people of South Sudan is poverty, which is the mother of illiteracy, poor health, fighting, corruption and nepotism, hatred and jealousy. We must, without fail, confront poverty head-on and the SPLM must lead," he added, as reported by Sudan Tribune.

He also confessed that SPLM is at its weakest point still today since its inception in 1943. He also added that this weakness is the result of party's division that lost its common motive.

"We have paid too much attention to the pursuit of power and personal gratification and we have taken our eyes off the ball," President admitted.

He urged SPLM members to get back to the original vision and continue work to liberate the citizens from backwardness, poverty and destitute. He also insisted the people of Lobonok to stay away from rebel activities that might jeopardize the country's peace and stability.

COUNTRY : South Sudan