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South Sudan establishes Nile Petroleum Corporation Board


By James Gatdet Dak

November 13, 2008 (JUBA) – The semi-autonomous Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) has formed a Juba-based Board of Directors for the Nile Petroleum Corporation (Nile-pet).

Nile-pet is a newly established oil company owned by the Government of Southern Sudan.

The appointment of the Board of Directors was decreed on Wednesday by the First Vice President of Sudan and GoSS President, General Salva Kiir Mayardit, with effect from November 4, 2008.

“This decree dissolves any existing Board of Directors and nullifies any previous appointments made in relation to the management of the Nile Petroleum Corporation,” the Decree reads.

The Board is mandated to properly manage the oil sector body “so that it can achieve maximum economic benefits for the people of Southern Sudan in the oil Sector.”

The Decree appoints the Minister of Energy and Mining, John Luk Jok, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, with membership of Kuol Athian Mawien, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Anthony Lino Makana, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Awut Deng Acuil, Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Elijah Malok Aluong, Governor of the Bank of Southern Sudan, Dr. David Nailo Mayo, Chairman of Southern Sudan Reconstruction and Development Fund, Emmanuel Bol, Secretary General of Southern Sudan Investment Authority, Kuong Daniel Gatluak, Office of GoSS President, and Bol Wek Agoth, Office of GoSS President.

The Decree also states that each of the Oil Producing States in Southern Sudan shall have one representative in the Board. Any other person may also be co-opted by the Board.

Southern Sudan produces most of the Sudan’s oil which pumps half a million barrels per day.

Ninety seven per cent (97%) of its annual budget comes from its 50% share of oil revenue distributed in Khartoum by the Government of National Unity (GoNU) per the provisions of the North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the 21 years of war in January 2005.

The semi-autonomous region will decide in 2011 referendum vote to either confirm the present unity of Sudan as a country or opt to create an independent nation in its territory.


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  • 14 November 2008 07:47, by J.James


    That is the another sign of corruption because I normally fail to understand the reason why the same names are rotated again and again when any appointment is made.

    Does it means that south Sudan don’t have other qualified people to be appointed at all? That don’t make any sense at all.

    To reduce unemployment in the country, I think government must learn to how to stop assigning few individuals with tens of jobs while others starve with their families without jobs. Such kind of favorism should end.

    I hope that work

    God bless

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    • 14 November 2008 13:07, by Julia Anok

      That confusion adminitration will let others to have the heart attack disease 25 give to the women are already occupy by widow, unmarriage bantu girls in their 40 in ages,wives of top officer and honesty mothers with her belove families left with nothing. And i have great respect on widow but bantu girls turn a leadership as leadership of .....they don’t have attention that nilotics girls are under way their studies that south will be rediculuos to fit us.

      They wives of top officer should take an example of late wife of Dim Deng when she was plan to be governer of warrap so think twice before you have air plane ticket otherwise you will end up like that, to hold two big position what ajoke.

      Mrs Awut Deng are you geologist graduated if i may ask? do two poon be suitabe in your mouth? shame on the daughter of primitive dad.

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      • 14 November 2008 16:47, by Gordon Lam

        these are same people since 2005 why we double job and we said that we want developed our states? what is differnt between old sudan and new sudan? It seem to me there are no realy differ. AS we have lots of people can do the job in the way many people will be happy and they don,t have chance to get job from thier own county.i hopee we willnot go nowhere b\c one person will hvae four job while other even the single one

        Gordon Lam

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      • 14 November 2008 17:01, by Ajiech Manyuat Chol

        It’s the decision and legitimate right for the President in ever country to choose whoever the president think will balance the ticket and manage the public funds wisely and accuratly. Although it sound weird for other folks who think that this appointment is part of increasing depraving, perhaps I think those appointees are sincere and deserve to be reappointed again as long as they are doing their jobs well and do what the people and country expect from them. In other words, managing public funds is not an easy job as people think and require a straight and honest people like those appointees to run those sectors accordingly otherwise the country will fall apart if mismanaged. Also, for those who think that President Kiir is a tribalist leader like Mr. Logic who always outspoken are wrong, Salva Kiir is the only leader who treat everyone as equal.

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        • 14 November 2008 17:06, by Gordon Lam

          this is your understanding it was not b/c they are right people but they have job already .
          Gordon Lam

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        • 14 November 2008 17:48, by lojur lokiden

          Ajiech Manyuat Chol, I can see you are one of those confused S Sudanese who think they are the rulers of S Sudan.I advise you to drop that fake idea. The oil does not belong to Kir and his ever repeated names, but to the folks of S Sudan. Kiir is a corrupt and tribalistic guy one hundred percent and you can’t deny that fact though you are trying to cover it ’cos he is your X. See the names, Are the appointed persons the only people who can handle Nile Petroleum Board? By the way, Are these guys really experts in the field of Petroleum or just ’cos of the military ranks they carry? Ajiek, if you can listen, think like a new generation folk but not the ancient way. These members have to be removed from their former duties to leave room to those better guys yawning without jobs simply because either Kiir don’t know them or they are not from his tribe.

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        • 14 November 2008 18:37, by Charles

          My fellow brothers and sisters,please leave Ajiech Manyuat Chol,she is totaly confused.Every one,may be except the Dinkas have known that Kiir is ever corrupt.For me usually I don’t waste my time discussing things of his corruption in job allocation,i just write today b’se of this confused Ajiech who is again trying to preach to the poeple what has been known before. If you are Kiir’s relative please enjoy your wealth with Kiir peacefully,don’t annoy the rest.But you anfd Kiir should remember that this is yet your time,lets see how the future will unfold.This has made several people to leave the country.

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          • 14 November 2008 19:35, by Blair

            The very same people have other 2-3 posts they holding. Are they only the qualified southerners to handle the affairs of the state if that cann’t be term as lack of organization in that young Gov’t? I bet there are thousands southerners who are knowlegeable and can do that job much better than those same faces who are even stuck on their present assignments. How much time do these people have to run their other jobs? If that system of overloading people with jobs cann’t be changed, the gov’t will not progress and the song called DEVELOPMENT will never go at the pace it’s expected by the people who survived the longest war!!

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            • 15 November 2008 05:06, by Ajiech Manyuat Chol

              That’s my opinion my dear web warriors. Good luck with your wise decisions.

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              • 15 November 2008 09:47, by Gordon Lam

                Dear Brother becarefull for what you said to other fellows.when i said that the same people since 2005 doesen,t meant that kiir is not right leader.
                you mustlook futher as the things goes the South is belong to us not one person or one tribe or some groups.
                when some people said there is some wrong from Admin it was not b\c kiir is bad leader i don,t that please.
                Gordon Lam

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  • 18 November 2008 14:21, by ochan stephen

    Well, the move of the presidency on the oil protocol is a new era for us the South Sudanese. But what matters to me is that, the series of names that are posted with respect to thier degree of failure at this intrim period weakens me. all the valid post seems not to exist at all, this is coz nothing tangible and beneficial to the people at the grass root as far as public services are missing. How ever, we must not blame each other for what ever the case may be , for we know that some of us are intellectual and can be able to perform the duty tidly and with smooth gross corruption. I know the president is too busy and could’t get time to visit the geometrical compass direction of the current oil and where it pours it’s products to. Why don’t some oil ministers even come over and meet some of these technical people who are said to be producing them the oil and even see what type, quality of oil in south sudan is. I know our bossess know what they don’t know... and don’t know what they don’t know.... and more so know what they know... the formation of board of governors in Nile pet is another employment opportunities that will develop gross loss of money and may collasped at any time.
    Some of those figures are lucky becuase they have been to " School of experience in some parts of tha world" I would suggest that his excellency take some of our graduates for a crash course in such schools and get the jobs as others do.

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