CES Cabinet, Commissioners Sworn-In
At least 10 Ministers and three Commissioners of Central Equatoria State (CES) were yesterday morning sworn-in by the President of the State High Court, Justice Malek Mathiang Malek.
CES Deputy Governor, Manase Lomole Waya [File Photo]
By Lopu Moses
JUBA, 17th April 2012 [Gurtong]
The swearing took place in the Governor’s office in the presence of the State Deputy Governor, Manase Lomole Waya. Some of the Ministers were however not present at the swearing in ceremony.
The three new Commissioners of Yei, Juba and Lainya Counties who were last Wednesday appointed by a Governor’s decree are the only ones who have taken an oath of allegiance among other commissioners in the state.
Manase Lomole Waya challenged the ministers to come up with a plan of action for the next three months. “Come up with clearly defined plans of action so that we can utilize the limited resources we have,” Lomole said.
He also called on the ministers to be able to come up with bills and polices in their ministries adding that he was going to monitor the performance of the different ministries.
Lomole further called on the ministers to commit themselves to transparency and accountability and be able to visit the common people in the villages.
Nevertheless, he cautioned them against propaganda and urged them to work as a team for a peaceful and vibrant Central Equatoria State.
He called on them to work for the unity of the people of Central Equatoria, South Sudan and the foreigners residing within their territories. Lomole warned the commissioners against linking crimes to specific tribes the perpetrators come from.
The commissioners were also expected to provide weekly State security reports if not on daily basis.
Central Equatoria State is also demanding that the commissioners give quarterly reports on development finances which will be allocated on quarterly basis to the Counties.
They were also urged to ensure the security and peaceful co-existence among the different tribes and nationalities residing in their Counties especially the Commissioner of Juba.