May 1, 2012 (RUMBEK) - The Governor of Lakes State, Chol Tong Mayay, announced his long-awaited state cabinet on Tuesday night comprised with a new ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport making a total of 13 state ministers.
Lakes State’s new cabinet has two female ministers; the minister of Physical Infrastructure lead by Ms. Adak Costa Mapuor; and the minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mariam Paul Jebi.
The reshuffle was implemented using three separate decrees. The first - Decree No.10/2012 - relieved Athian Majak Malou from his position as director general of the Ministry of Rural Development.
In Decree No.11/2012 Mayay also relieved two advisors; Ms. Adak Costa Mapuor as advisor for Gender and Human Right; as well Mr. Machuor Marial Wuol as advisor for Food Security.
Decree No.12/2012 appointed the 13 ministers and a new commissioner for the state’s headquarters, Rumbek.