18 Jan 2019


Kiir Relieves Four State Governors From Their Duties

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has sacked four State Governors in a series of presidential decrees issued over the weekend.

Kiir Relieves Four State Governors From Their Duties
President Salva Kiir Mayardit

By Jale Richard

JUBA, 28 January 2018[Gurtong] -Those sacked are Governor of Eastern Lakes State, Bor Wunchock Bor, Governor of Latjor State, Gen Peter Gatkuoth Khor, and, Boma State Governor Ismail konyi in a series of presidential decrees read on the State owned Television South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation on Friday evening.

President Kiir appointed Gen. Magar Bong as the new Governor of Eastern Lakes State while Gen. Peter Gatkuoth Khor was replaced with Duer Chuol as the Governor of Latjor State.

In another decree, Lt. Gen. David Yau Yau was relieved from his post as Deputy Minister of Labor, Public Service and Human Resource Development, and appointed the new Governor of Boma State replacing Governor Ismail Konyi.

President Kiir also relieved Ambassador Telar Ring Deng who resigned on Thursday as the South Sudan Ambassador to Russia.

The former political detainee, Chol Tong Mayai was appointed a grade one ambassador in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In another round of decrees on Saturday, president Kiir sacked Governor of Terekeka State, Juma Ali Malou, and appointed Augustino Lako Buli as the new Governor.

He also sacked the Chairperson of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC), Martha Nyamal Choat, and appointed Mr. Manase Lomole Waya as the new Chairperson. The Deputy Chairperson of the RRC, Paul Dhel Gum who was appointed on the 27th of February last year was also sacked. He is replaced by Santino Bol Mouterdit.


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