Juba, South Sudan,
June 09, 2021 – The Vice President for the Gender and Youth Cluster Rebecca Nyandeng has endorsed the plan by the Ministry of Land and Housing to establish a national archive aimed at delivering historical education to the citizens.
Nyandeng said a national archive is crucial especially for young people as it helps them understand their historical past.
In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, Nyandeng said she was briefed on Tuesday by the Minister of Land and housing, Michael Chiengjiek Geay about where the National Archive Centre would be established.
“Today [Tuesday], the National Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Michael Changjiek, enlightened me about the land where the National Archive Centre would be constructed”, Nyandeng said.
“An Archive Centre is very important because it is where our history is kept for generations to come,” Nyandeng added.
She also added that it will be a tremendous achievement if the construction of the Archive Centre is accomplished.
Nyandeng stressed that citizens will be informed to know what had happened a long time ago, especially on things correlated to the cultures of South Sudan, the political affairs, soldiers and civilians who participated substantially in the liberation struggle of the country, and so on.
She said the land where the national Archive will be constructed is at the Eastern part of the Dr. John Garang Mausoleum, near Nile Petroleum’s new headquarters.
Nyadeng is a widow to late Dr. John Garang De Mabior who spearheaded the SPLM/SPLA Liberation struggle from 1983 until his controversial death in 2005.
Following the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement in 2018, Nyandeng was nominated on the ticket of former detainees and became the first female Vice President in the Republic of South Sudan.