Media Authority: Print wrong version of national flag at own risk
The Media Authority has threatened to close down printing companies involved in printing the wrong versions of the South Sudan flag.
While addressing the press on Friday, the Managing Director of the Media Authority, Elijah Alier Kuai, stated that incorrect flags have filled the market space in the country.
Alier cautioned printing companies to avoid printing the wrong versions of the flag.
“Media houses, advertisement companies, and printing companies are hereby cautioned to immediately cease any printing of wrong versions of the national flag that do not conform with the right version of the South Sudan national flag, Alier said.
He added that companies that continue to produce the wrong versions of the country’s flag should be punished.
“Failure to comply and print the right version of the national flag will incur penalties for printing and advertisement companies,” he said.
However, Alier did not specify the punishment for those who would break the order.
He said the printing of the flag would only be done by printing companies that have legally registered and would be guided by the Media Authority.
He called on all levels of government to also ensure that all offices have the right version of the flag, as agreed during the 2022 governor’s forum.
“All levels of government and public institutions are hereby advised to remove all the wrong and substandard versions of the South Sudan National Flag and replace them with the right official version,” he said.
Alier said that the Ministry of Presidential Affairs would provide enough national flags for all the states and administrative areas in accordance with the 5th Governors’ Forum’s resolutions.