Salva Kiir Mayardit Quotes

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Salva Kiir Mayardit
President of South Sudan
Assumed office
9 July 2011
Vice President Riek Machar (2011-13)
James Wani Igga (2013-2016)
Riek Machar (April–July 2016)
Taban Deng Gai (July 2016-present)
Preceded by Position established (Omar al-Bashir as President of Sudan and Himself President of Southern Sudan)
President of Southern Sudan
In office
30 July 2005 â€“ 9 July 2011
Acting: 30 July 2005 – 11 August 2005
Vice President Riek Machar
Preceded by John Garang
Succeeded by Position abolished
First Vice President of Sudan
In office
11 August 2005 â€“ 9 July 2011
President Omar al-Bashir
Preceded by John Garang
Succeeded by Ali Osman Taha
Vice President of Southern Sudan
In office
9 July 2005 â€“ 11 August 2005
President John Garang
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Riek Machar
Personal details
Born (1951-09-13) September 13, 1951 (age 65)
Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan
(now South Sudan)
Political party Sudan People’s Liberation Movement
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

The death of Garang has unfortunately unleashed emotions of anger; some genuine, others cultivated by elements who wanted to pit one group of Sudanese against another.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
The people of the Sudan expect a lot from the institution of the presidency, and we should live up to their expectations.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Our main source of economy is agriculture. What we should do is to use the oil money that we have today to re-fuel agriculture. And so agriculture will be the backbone of the economy of South Sudan.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
The duty of the media is to observe truth and social responsibility.
I swear allegiance to the Republic of Sudan.
It is neither my intention to depart from the route of John Garang nor to change the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
People should not judge me on what they hear. Let them wait and see me in action. Then they will see how I serve my people.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
It is the responsibility of all the Sudanese, especially the political leaders and the media, to strengthen social cohesion through the proper understanding of the dynamics of unity, if they really want our country to remain united.
Salva Kiir Mayardit