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President Kiir State of the Nation Address

Author: Daniel Danis | Published: Friday, May 17, 2019

On Tuesday 14th May, 2019, the Transitional National Legislative Assembly reopened for its second session after a 3 months recess. President Salva Kiir delivered his maiden speech to the nation through the parliament in an event attended by all government officials, international diplomatic corps, and other invited guests.

Photos by Joakino Francis, Emmanuel Joseph Akile/Eye Radio

A banner depicting the theme for the reopening of the 2nd session of the TNLA in Juba on May 14, 2019
MPs await the arrival of the President
Guest arrive for the State of the Nation Address at TNLA
Presidential Advisor on Military Affairs, Daniel Awet Akot arrives at the TNLA
Diplomat arrives at TNLA
Diplomat arrives at TNLA
Minister of Environment, Josephine Napwon interacts with colleagues at the TNLA
Former Minister of Interior, Honorable Aleu Ayeny Aleu interacting with colleagues at the TNLA
US Ambassador to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek at the TNLA
MPs at the TNLA
MPs at the TNLA
Honorable Paul Yoane, Chairperson for Information Committee at the TNLA speaks to Eye Radio's Emmanuel Akile
First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai & TNLA Speaker, Anthony Lino Makana arrives for the reopening of the TNLA
First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai & Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga awaits the arrival of the President at the TNLA
President Salva Kiir's motorcade arrives at the TNLA
President Salva Kiir is received by First Vice President, Taban Deng, Vice President Dr. Wani Igga & the Speaker of the TNLA, Lino Makana
Diplomats and MPs stand for the National Anthem at the TNLA
President Salva Kiir stand for the National Anthem at the TNLA
President Salva Kiir and National Parliament Speaker, Anthony Lino Makana at the TNLA
MPs and Delegates seated at the TNLA
Eye Radio's Joakino Francis [in red] and fellow journalist at the TNLA
Interior Minister, Michael Chanjiek [back] and NSS Director, Akol Khor at the TNLA
Interior Minister, Michael Chanjiek at the TNLA
Inspector General of Police, Majak Akec Malok at the TNLA
Minister of Defense, Kuol Manyang Juuk at the TNLA
Former Minister of Health, Luka Monoja and Minister of Gender, Awut Deng at the TNLA
Jubek State Governor, Augustino Jadalla at the TNLA
David Shearer, Head of UN Mission in South Sudan offers his take at the President's speech at the TNLA
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deng Dau at the TNLA
Former SPLM Chief Whip, Honorable Atem Garang at the TNLA
Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, Awut Deng Achuil at the TNLA
Eye Radio's Emmanuel Joseph Akile
Michael Makuei, Minister of Information offers his take at the President's speech at the TNLA
Ateny Wek Ateny, Press Secretary in the Office of the President at the TNLA
Michael Makuei, Minister of Information speaks to journalists at the TNLA
Ateny Wek, Press Secretary in the Office of the President and Eye Radio's Emmanuel Akile at the TNLA
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