South Sudan president Salva Kiir has been made a Field Marshal, top government official said.

Kiir was promoted on Wednesday at Freedom Hall in Juba where he was breifing organised forces on the framework of a peace sensitization campaign to create a conducive environment for the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

In the same event Kiir was awarded medals of:

-National Heroism



-Counter Insurgency

-Distinguish Service

-Long Service

-Combat Proficiency

During the ceremony ordered the officers to promote the culture of peace and tolerance among their forces and to deal with an esprit of peace and tolerance with the fighters of the opposition groups when they regain the country with the security arrangement framework.