Letter of Resignation by DG of South Sudan TV and Radio

"Your Excellency, your government is full of very corrupt people and I am sorry to be frank to you that it is too deformed to be reform. You as a person, you are doing a wonderful job of keeping our country together."

4th Novemb er 20'14

To: Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and Commander ln Chief of the SPLA and Organize Forces

Subject: Resignation from the post of DIRECTOR General of SSTV and Radio

On 3'd November 201-4,1received ministerial order from Hon. Makuei Lueth the minister of lnformation and Broadcasting transferring me from the SSTV and Radio to the Ministry HQ.

I objected to this order as I was appointed by the President of the Republic and not the minister. I have realized that Minister Makuei Lueth has a vendetta against me. Because since I came to this ministry exactly four weeks ago he has been interfering with my work. First he stops me from appearing on the SSTV and also he asked me not order or fires my staff at the SSTV. I have raised this issue to the President of the Republic who appointed me and he promised to discipline his minister to stay away from my duties.

Minister Makuei also asked me to stop showing Nuer communities on the national TV, an order which I openly objected to and have alerted some senior Nuer politicians in this government including ministers in order for them to challenge Makuei on this kind of selective behavior. However, none of the Nuer leaders got the courage to challenge Makuei Lueth on these negative government policies. Minister Makuei also wanted me to employee lots of Equatorians as he said that they are the most educated one compared to the Nuer and Dinka working at the SSTV" I also objected to that as I have found out that many of those Equatorians are agents of Mustafa Biong the Former Director General and are still working for him through channeling information to him and the rebel elements in Nairobi.

I accepted the appointed of the President in order for me to serve the nation and fight corruption, since I will not be able to make any change of such corrupt system, I hereby requested your Excellency to accept my resignation from the post of Director General of SSTV and Radio. But be assure that I will be ready to serve anywhere in your government where there is no corruption.

Your Excellency, your government is full of very corrupt people and I am sorry to be frank to you that it is too deformed to be reform. You as a person, you are doing a wonderful job of keeping our country together.

Although I have defected several times to the National Congress Party (NCP), I have publicly returned to mother SPLM and have been with greatest SPLM leaders until I was detained with them. upon released, I decided to remain in the country to prove to all that I was not party to the December 15th 201"3 coup attempt that was designed and executed by Former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny and his in-law Governor Taban Deng Gai.

Your Excellency I would like to thank you for giving me this chance to serve in your government. I will remain truly committed to your programs and the SPLM. L also thank friends in the Political Bureau and other organs of SPLM party who supported me during my duties"

Yours Sincerely,

Maj. 6en Khandis Abdallatif Chawul Lom

Director General, South Sudan TV and Radio

Ministry of lnformation and Broadcasting,

Government of South Sudan


*The opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication. The signed document of resignition is available to Gurtong as it is presumably available to a wide circle of the media entity. 

 

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