Former Western Bahr el Ghazal SSDDR State Coordinator Romano Opio Kuot at a past event. [Gurtong | James Deng Dimo]
By James Deng Dimo
WAU, 24 September 2012 [Gurtong] - Romano Opio Kuot has been replaced by the Finance Administrator Paulino Tong Uran in an acting capacity.
The suspension comes after the SSDDRC delegation form Juba carried out a fact finding mission in the state.
Kuot who had been working with SSDDRC since the formation of commission after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 could not be reached for a comment.
SSDDR is constitutionally mandated to spearhead the process for 150,000 ex-combatants: 80, 000 from the SPLA and 70, 000 from other national organised forces; The Police, The Prison, Wildlife Services and the Fire Brigade.
All the national organised forces are currently being transformed from a liberation army to a modern, competent and professional force that are disciplined, non-partisan and subordinated to civilian authority.