JUBA, South Sudan
The government of South Sudan has postponed this year’s celebrations that were scheduled for today (Thursday 16, 2019 to 23 May)
Speaking to the press, the army spokesperson Maj. Gen Lul Ruai Koang verified the postponed date and said that this was done to allow more time for better preparation of the ceremony and also as an effort to grant the invited dignitaries both regional and some international from various sectors to find time off their busy schedules.
He added that they needed to buy more time to make better logistical arrangements for their invited guests.
The SPLA day is a national holiday in Africa’s youngest nation that marks the day when the Sudan People’s Liberation Army was formed to fight against the dictatorial regime of Sudan that had discriminated against the black people of Sudan especially in the southern part of the country. It is also commemorated on an annual basis in remembrance of a group of the then Sudanese soldiers who rebelled against the Khartoum regime in 1983.