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Garang crash probe still on - Museveni

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd October 2006 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has assured Southern Sudan leaders that investigations into the death of Dr. John Garang are still on.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has assured Southern Sudan leaders that investigations into the death of Dr. John Garang are still on.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has assured Southern Sudan leaders that investigations into the death of Dr. John Garang are still on, reports Felix Osike.

Addressing the Parliament of South Sudan in Juba on Saturday, Museveni said the helicopter in which Garang and the crew died on July 30, was in perfect condition as confirmed by the investigators.

The same helicopter had flown Garang on many missions without any problem, the President explained.

Museveni is the first head of state to visit independent southern Sudan.

“Museveni, however, assured SPLA leaders that he will not rest until ‘we get to the bottom of the problem’,” said a State House statement yesterday.

Museveni said he was in touch with South Sudan president Salva Kiir and Garang’s widow Rebecca.

He said when the aircraft crashed, “it was a big shock.” The probe team concluded that the plane crashed due to pilot error.
Museveni commended the people of South Sudan for the peaceful succession after Garang’s death and for the Comprehensive Peace Accord, which guarantees self determination.

Kiir said Museveni’s visit was at a critical time when some elements were trying to undermine the peace they had got at a high cost.
South Sudan parliament speaker James Wani Igga asked Museveni to send teachers to Sudan, saying Uganda’s system of education was the best in the region.

Museveni was received at Juba airport by a jubilant crowd chanting “abeewo”, a campaign slogan urging Museveni to continue in office.

Garang crash probe still on - Museveni

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