President Kiir Reshuffles New Cabinet, Ministries Increased

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has reshuffled his new cabinet, announced last week on Wednesday, just a fortnight after sacking his entire cabinet including his vice president.

President Kiir Reshuffles New Cabinet, Ministries Increased
President Salva Kiir has issued five republican decrees increasing the ministries to 21 from 19 and reshuffled some ministers and deputies, State radio Juba said today. [ Gurtong | File]

By Waakhe Simon Wudu

JUBA,05 August 2013 [Gurtong] - The president has issued five republican decrees increasing the ministries to 21 from 19 and reshuffled some ministers and deputies, State radio Juba said today.

Kiir split the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services to two ministries; Information and Broadcasting and Telecommunication and Postal Services.

He also split the Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, Industry and Environment to Petroleum, Mining and Industry and Ministry of Environment.

He has reformed the Finance Ministry to Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Investment and Economic Planning.

He relieved Kuong Danhier Gatluak, last week proposed as Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development; Abdalla Nhial Minister of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources; Ngor Kolong Ngor Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Simon Majok Mijak Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges; Jemma Nunu Kumba Minister of Lands, Housing and Phyiscal Planning; and Michael Makuei Lueth as Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Telecommunication and Postal Services.

Another decree relieved Nadia Arop Dudi as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development; Rebecca Joshua Okwachi of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services; and Martin Tako as Deputy Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges.

Kiir appointed Kuong Danhier Gatluak as Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges; Abdalla Deng Nhial Minister Environment; Ngor Kolong Ngor Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development; Jemma Nunu Kumba Minister of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources; Catherine Juan Benaiah Minister of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning; Nadia Arop Dudi Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Michael Makuei Lueth Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Rebecca Joshua Okwachi Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services.

He also appointed Simon Majok Mijak as Deputy Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges; Josephine Napwon Cosmos for Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Rachel Nyadak Paul for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Martin Tako for Ministry of Environment; and Lily Albino Akol for Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development.

All the decrees came to effect on the date of signature of the President on August 3rd, 2013.

Kiir has still maintained silence on announcement of a new Vice President following the sacking of Riek Machar two weeks ago.

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