On 13th June 2019 Prof. (Dr.) Ripu Ranjan Sinha, Founder Director General- ADCO Council for Sustainable Peace and Development and Development Consultant- Republic of South Sudan. He is also Founder President Innovation Society, India and Founder Chief Executive Office at World Academy of Informatics and Management Sciences. He told India South Sudan Bilateral Relation Boos Up on discussion and Dilebration during high level meeting with H.E Prof General James Wani Igga the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan.
During Discussion, he discussed wide ranging issues such as Providing Public Relations and Lobby Services to South Sudan Government,Sustainable Peace and Development for South Sudan, Promoting Investment into South Sudan, Promoting visibility of south Sudan worldwide through Global Outreach Programs, Infrastructural development, attracting investors to invest in Oil and Gas Sector, Health Sector, Education Sector, Roads and Railways, and Launched The Nile Diplomat and Historical South Sudan Green and Industrial Revolution 2030 to attract Investors on Various areas of Development as Council Holistic Development Programme 2030.
WHO IS H.E PROF GENERAL JAMES WANI IGGA
Gen James Wani Igga was born in 1949. He is a South Sudanese politician who is currently serving as the Vice President of South Sudan. He was Speaker of the National Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2013 and secretary general of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
General James Igga is variously described to stem from the Bari and Zande ethnic groups and he is a Roman Catholic. He studied economics in Cairo Egypt.
Igga joined the South Sudanese rebels in 1985, training in Cuba and Ethiopia. He rose through the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) ranks rapidly and by 1987 Igga had the rank of Major and commanded the Shakus Battalion. The same year he served as Zonal Commander of Central Equatoria and as a member of the SPLA High Command. Igga was reportedly well-respected among civilians.
Igga was one of the SPLA’s most senior representatives during negotiations with SPLA-Nasir. He represented Garang as the head of the SPLA-Torit delegation at peace talks in Nairobi in November 1991. In 1993 Igga accompanied Garang to Nairobi for a peacemaking seminar in June 1993 and to Kampala for an IGAD-mediated dialog with the Nasir faction. Igga had known Lam Akol, one of the Nasir leaders, since their time together in the Cuban training camp.
As chairman of the SPLM Political Affairs Commission, Igga established the Technical Committee of Intellectuals in February 2000. This Committee was tasked with planning the civil administration of Southern Sudan
Following the 2005 signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement establishing the autonomy of Southern Sudan, Igga was in charge transitioning the SPLM from an insurgent strategic leadership to a political party. He was chosen as the speaker of Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly in 2005, and he continued in that office until independence in 2011. In addition, Igga was appointed caretaker governor of Upper Nile State for the transition period.
Igga read out the proclamation of independence when the Sudans divided. Igga continued as the legislative speaker of the lower house from 2011 to 2013.
President Salva Kiir appointed Igga as vice president on 23 August 2013 to replace Riek Machar, whom he had dismissed a month previously. He will be required to resign as speaker. Igga was unanimously confirmed by the National Assembly on 26 August.