Bangladeshi soldiers honor Dr. John Garang, build monument

The monument built by Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Wau. (Photo: Radio Tamazuj

The Bangladesh contingent of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers in Western Bahr el Ghazal State together with SSPDF’s Fifth Infantry Division and the state government have unveiled a friendship monument in honor of Dr. John Garang De Mabior and former Bangladesh leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who is popularly known as Bangabandhu.

The monument was erected along the Wau town main street which leads to the airport at the junction leading to the SSPDF headquarters.

Major General Nazrul Islam, the Adjutant General of the Bangladesh Army, who traveled to South Sudan for the event, said the monument glorifies the founding fathers of the two nations.

This project proposal was raised on February 2022 during the visit of the Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff to Wau. After the approval from local authorities in South Sudan and the headquarters of the Bangladesh Army, the project was inaugurated on 11 November 2022.

The monument is not only to commemorate the fathers of the two nations but also symbolizes the everlasting friendship and possibility of working together for both countries, said Gen. Islam.

On his part, the SSPDF’s Brig. Gen. Samuel Manyuon thanked the Bangladeshi peacekeepers for recognizing Dr. John Garang’s long struggle.         

Source: Radio Tamzuj


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