Who is President Salva Kiir Mayardit?
By Angelo Bol Ring Cholmarial,
April 3, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — He was the commanding officer in charge of the national Army at the Bentiu military garrison,when chevron discovered oil in unity state in 1978. Because he could not be trusted by the Khartoum being southerner and ex-Anyanya officer,he was immediately transferred to Malakal and northern troops were brought in and place in charge of the newly discovered southern oil field. But he took it easily as a man of peace.In 1994 he survived a plane crush in Kapenguria,when he was traveling in from Wilson airport,Nairobi to Nimule fell from over 25,000 feet. Killing all passengers include the pilot, except Salva Kiir and his body guard the current minister in the office of president Hon. Mayiik Ayii. He escaped unscathed with minor injuries as a president. He also later survived a joined Egyptian Sudanese assassination plot on his life according to wiki leaks Dossier. He took it easily as a man of peace and unity .
He is the only surviving founding member of the Sudan’s people liberation movement /Army ( SPLM/A). He has been described as a Biblical Joshua who led his people to promise land after the rise and the fall of Moses,his name is president Salva Kiir Mayardit. The current president of Republic of south Sudan.Kiir Kuethpiny Thiik Atem-popularly known as SalvaKiir Mayardit was born on the 13 of September 1951 into pastoral Dinka family in Akon village of the Awan-Chan Dinka Community, Gogrial District in farmer Warrap state in Bahr el Gazal region of historical Sudan.
Join anyanya one movement.
In 1967, at age of 16 years teenage Salva Kiir decided to join anyanya revolutionary movement a southern separatist movement fighting against the Khartoum oppressive regime like his predecessor and longtime comrade instruggle Dr. John Garang who joined anyanya one movement in 1962 at age of 17 years. Salva Kiir is one of those iconic freedom fighters who left his home at very tender age to dedicated the rest of their entire lives to the course of south Sudanese people.
The underground movement.
During the ten years between the signing of the Addis Ababa accord in 1972 to the outbreak of the second civil war in 1983. Salva Kiir was leading member of the underground movement clandestine group established by progressive officers of the anyanya one movement who had been opposed to the Addis Ababa peace agreement. This clandestine organization was first led by Abuur Nhial and then by Albino Akol Akol after Abuur Matuongdit was killed in 1976.
The founding of the Sudan’ s people liberation movement /Army (SPLM/A) .
On may 26,1983 marked the day president Salva Kiir Mayardit revolted against Khartoum oppressive regime and joined his comrades in the bush. By then, captain savla Kiir was mid- level military intelligence officer in Sudanese army station in malakal south Sudan. His rebellion came in the wake of the may 16 Bor and may 20 Ayod uprising led by major Kerubino Kuayin Bol and major William Nyuon Bany respectively. Why did it take so long from may 16 up to may 26 before Salva Kiir rebelled against Khartoum?, He was the one coordinating the security and intelligence of the underground group for example when Khartoum launch a dawn attack on Bor it was Salva Kiir who pass that information to John Garang. * when Khartoum dispatched battalion from malakal to take reinforcement to Bor it was Comrade Salva who pass it to John Garang and William ,had this battalion reached Bor the retreated soldiers of 104 and 105 might have been trapped and finished off the history would have been with out the help of Salva Kiir .This is the history of visionary leader who took his time all a long that one day he will free his people south Sudan, the charismatic leader would like also the following issues in the country.
1. The revitalise peace agreement as the long time vision leader.
2. University fees increment of all five public universities specially university of Juba as corner stone
3. The construction of three region roads as his dream to be remember as first president and his achievement.
On my behalf as citizen may almighty increase his years to his Mission in delivery services to his people.
The author is by name Angelo Bol Ring Cholmarial, student at university of juba school of Business and management science department business administration third year student. He be contact or email : bolringchol1@ gmail.com: 0911696420/0922427532