Kiir Appoints Governors Of 28 Newly Created States

President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Thursday issued a Republican Decree appointing the 28 Governors of the newly created 28 States in South Sudan

Kiir Appoints Governors Of 28 Newly Created States
President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit [Getty Images]

By Jok P Mayom

JUBA, 24 December 2015 [Gurtong]-.According to the decree read out on the State Own Television, President Kiir appointed more than 21 new faces together with 7 old faces forming the 28 States new Governors.

1.     Hon. Natisio Loluke Manir, Governor Imatong State.
2.     Hon. Louise Lobong Lojore, Governor Namurnyang State.
3.     Hon. Africano Monday, Governor Maridi State.
4.     Hon. Joseph Gelle Pachiko, Governor Amadi State.
5.     Hon. Patrick Raphael Zamoi, Governor Gbudwe State
6.     Hon. Augustino Jadalla Wani, Governor Jubek State.
7.     Hon. Juma Ali Malou, Governor Terekeka State.
8.     Hon. David Lokonga Moses, Governor Yei River County.
9.     Hon. Elias Waya Nyipouch, Governor Wau State.
10.   Hon. Ronald Ruai Deng, Governor Aweil State.
11.   Hon. Rizik Zachariah Hassen, Governor Lul State.
12.    Hon. Deng Deng Akuei, Governor Aweil East State.
13.    Hon. Bona Pariek Biar, Governor Twic State.
14.    Hon. Abraham Gum Makuach, Governor Gogrial State.
15.    Hon. Akech Tong Aleu, Governor Tonj State.
16.    Hon. Ring Tueny Mabol, Governor Eastern Lake State.
17.    Hon. Abraam Makoi Bol, Governor Western Lake State.
18.    Hon. Madang Majok Meen, Governor Gok State
19.    Hon.  Dr. Joseph Monytuil Wejang, Governor Northern Lich State.
20.    Hon. Teker Riek Dong, Governor Southern Lich State.
21.    Hon. Mayol Kur Akuei, Governor Rweng State.
22.    Hon. Philip Aguer Panyang, Governor Jonglei State.
23.    Hon. Dr. William Othon Awer, Governor Western Nile State.
24.   Hon. Chol Thon Balok, Governor Eastern Nile State.
25.   Hon. James Kok Ruai, Governor Western Bieh State.
26.   Hon. Peter Bol Kong Nguoth, Governor Eastern Bieh State.
27.   Hon. Peter Lam Buoth, Governor Latjor State.
28.   Baba Medan Konyi, Governor Boma State.
The decree comes into effect from the date of signature by the President.
The formation of the 28 States was previously rejected by the rebels and the international community, saying the order violates the peace agreement that was signed in August.

The appointment of the Governors also comes just a few days following the arrival of the advance team of the SPLM-IO in Juba.


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