South Sudan Council of Ministers on Friday decided to Make Atong Demach, the Miss World Africa 2012, who held fourth position in the world to be named South Sudan ambassador for culture and beauty for the year 2013.
"The Council has decided she is going to be an ambassador in terms of the positions she is worth, in areas of culture, and what she is supposed to do, and I am sure she is going to be assisted by the government," said Barnaba Marial Benjamin the official government spokesperson as well as the Minister of Information. "We must congratulate the young lady for actually putting the republic of South Sudan on the world map, so we can say now in Africa we have the most beautiful lady, he said. The council also resolved to reward her for her great efforts, "the price will be decided by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the Minister of gender and the Minister of Finance," he revealed. According to Barnaba, Atong's efforts have been recognized by the government and her country as well, and said that her price may be announced next week by the government.
Atong is a South Sudanese lady, from Bor town who is passionate about beauty for a purpose.Atong is in her final year at university studying translation. Her future ambition is to help children have a better future through improving their education and environment. Her hobbies include singing, playing basketball and writing. Atong describes herself as a simple, loving and caring young woman.On a related issue, the minister also congratulated South Sudan Guor Marial for attaining position 47 in the world in the sports sector during the 2012 London Olympics. "We hope in the next Olympic games, I am sure the republic of South Sudan is going to be effectively represented in sports especially in athletics and we will expect to win real medals of that time," he said. Guor Marial is a South Sudanese track and field athlete, residing in the United States. He competed as an independent case since he was neither representing South Sudan his home town, nor the U.S where he resides. On a totally different issue, the council authorized the Minister of Electricity and Dams, Deng Athorbei to go ahead with the project he has on how to supply enough electricity for South Sudan. And this will be discussed between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Electricity and Dams so that they can come to a definite agreement in trying to have enough power for Juba.