South Sudan

Amb Luate: Uganda Created S.Sudan

illness sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The South Sudanese Ambassador to Uganda, case HE Samuel Luate Lominsuk, page extended his gratitude to the Kampala government and President Yoweri Museveni, saying, that the world’s youngest nation would not have budded to its current status without their support.

Ambassador was officiating at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries’ National Revenue Authorities that is geared to enhance their bilateral trade relations.

He noted that Uganda under President Yoweri Museveni had stood with South Sudan from the processes of its creation and sacrificed greatly toward its stabilisation and development.

“Right from the time of signing the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Kenya, (which preceded the eventual 2011 referendum that split the South from the old Sudan), its was this government that stood by our side,” he said.

“We started with nothing. We counted on this government and the president and he has been supportive all the way.”


President Museveni openly supported the secession of South Sudan from the Khartoum government and risked severing his relations with President El Bashir.

During the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement inside Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on January 9, 2005, Museveni openly stated that, “The people who are wearing turbans (referring to Northern Sudanese) and those people who are wearing ostrich feathers (referring to Southern Sudanese) can never be one.”

Ambassador Luate went on to praise the Kampala government for the military intervention after the December 2015 attempted coup.

“It was again this government which moved in full force and stopped a genocide that could have happened in Sudan.”

He then asked Uganda to maintain the support it has rendered to what he terms as “your brothers in the north,” especially in other areas where it has advanced like technology, human resource skills development and trade.

“We are barely three years now, and Uganda has been here for a long time and acquired extensive expertise in different areas. We want to benefit from you. We don’t want to be left behind. We should move ahead together.”

The ambassador further revealed that he had completed talks with officials at the Ministry of Education to allow some South Sudanese youths be admitted in Ugandan schools and training institution, especially now that the political environment has remained unfavorable in their home country.

Mr Luate further praised president Museveni and his Rwandan Counterpart for their effort in getting South Sudan aboard the East African regional integration, and prayed that processes would be expedited to have them integrated.

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