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Kiir sacks deputy foreign affairs minister, suspends officials over stolen funds


April 12, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir Mayardit on Friday issued a decree firing deputy Foreign Affairs minister for International Cooperation, Elias Wako Nyamellel.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir (Reuters)

The order broadcast by the state owned South Sudan Television (SSTV) did not cite any reason and no official statement has been issued from the office of the president clarifying what necessitated the executive order.

The transitional constitution of South Sudan gives the president powers to appoint and remove ministers with or without consultation with the national parliament and council of ministers.

In another development, the president issued an order suspending senior civil servants in his office in relation to the disappearance of 176,000 South Sudanese Pound (SSP) and $14,000 from the presidents office.

The suspended officials, according to the orders, are Yel Luol, an executive director in the office of the president, Mayuen Wol, a personal assistant to the president and Nhomout Agoth Cithiik, the accounts controller in the president’s office.

Kiir, the order says, has also directed the minister for the presidency, Emmanuel LoWilla to assign those who will act and discharge the daily routine work in the president’s office.

Meanwhile, an investigation committee headed by the chairperson of South Sudan’s Anti Corruption Commission (SSACC), John Gatwech Lul, has been established to find out the actual amount of money swindled, and reasons for keeping such a huge amount of public funds in the office, and not in the bank.

Sudan Tribune broke the story on March 27, quoting a senior aide as saying that millions of South Sudan Pounds had been stolen.

The committee, according to the issued order, will summon and investigate all key officials and relevant offices within the presidency and provide recommendation to the president within 30 days.


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  • 13 April 2013 07:33, by Michael Angelo

    Now you earn my appreciation Mr. president for the job well done. You don’t have to be nice to everyone to be recognized as the best president.

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  • 13 April 2013 07:33, by omoni jr.

    Jumping and firing NON Dinkas is also another crime and stupidity too.
    Elias Wako is just Dinka set up,in order to continue with their ruling regime.

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    • 13 April 2013 07:54, by Michael Angelo

      Omoni, you cannot fire a person without a reason. He might have done something wrong otherwise. I understood that non-Dinkas are against Dinkas progress but there is nothing Dinkas haters can do to stop them. Dinkas will rule your asses till generations to come unless you guys change your tribalist mentality.

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      • 13 April 2013 08:38, by omoni jr.

        Angelo ASS.
        Who are you going to rule forever bitch ? you forgot that this is RSS,NOT Garang yard,or you can suck my balls for thirty years then you can rule it. Love you brother.

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        • 13 April 2013 09:22, by Gabriel Ajak

          Bro Angelo u are right.
          Democratic and human right are really unfair to human being and the new government as well.
          i appreciate the good character governance of president Idda Aminn Dadda in Uganda.every tribe with a chap horn must be broken.

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        • 13 April 2013 18:03, by panom lualbil

          There was NOBODY known OMONI JR amongst SPLA during the war. And NOBODY else than NUER OF REIK MACHAR who hates SPLA during the war either. But who cares of dogs in the darkness! Spla was never failed since 1983 when it fought both khartoum n stabbers. Keeps baking but u’r on the loose, fucky.

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      • 13 April 2013 08:54, by Projector

        Angelo! You’re one of the nut and idiot creature I got on this Post. How can non Dinkas be against Dinka in case you guys are doing right things? Dinkas are the one causing much suffering in two Sudans. No discipline amongst Dinka Community,your bad x-ter contributes to hating u! I have to remind you,no ruling in this World will last forever. One time you or your children will regret.

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      • 13 April 2013 16:49, by adamu

        Mr M. Angelo, your assertion of Dinkas as super sapiens can be stopped at any time when the masses of south sudan rise up against your dinka tribe bro. and i’m not advocating for such a thing. let me refer you to one of the gaint tribes of Nigeria Hausa tribe where are they today brother. They turned into terriorism,thinking that might changed other tribes to back down no bro. it is the results

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        • 13 April 2013 18:24, by panom lualbil

          I believe NOBODY hates martyl JOHN GARANG DE MABIOR in south sudan even his stabbers. His death was in vain for all of us rather than the evils who say he is from dinka. Fool, we wont all be president within the same time. There’s something somebody is good at a time- DR. JOHN was.

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      • 13 April 2013 16:56, by adamu

        of being deliquent and deviant to other tribes and the out come will be met when appropriate.

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    • 13 April 2013 08:52, by cbuongdit cholkua

      Good move mr.President!!! keep firing whoever open his/she mouth too wide and that would be the justice.

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  • 13 April 2013 07:53, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    That’s good moves this big people are destroying the name of country with its system let them go one by one.

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    • 13 April 2013 08:44, by simon yel

      very positive and concrete move to suspend these top officials in his office they are tarnishing his image to be looked like a thief thanks mr. president .

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  • 13 April 2013 08:51, by Akoch A. Magardit

    It’s always lawful to suspend or sack an official from their position such that the law can then take effect against the accused, but it’s to be done when evidences exist against the accused and with relevant acts quoted to support the action. Doing so does not imply that the accused shall not be reinstated or exercise his/her constitutional rights following the court ruling.

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    • 13 April 2013 11:09, by Nuer Empire

      The Dinka cowboy has missed the target! Salva Mathok who murdered Banyjioth a young man 25 years in age would be sacked too.Is it because of Warrapism or what!? Sack him
      The Nuer Empire

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  • 13 April 2013 09:07, by Mapuor

    Hahahaaa guys,things are now becoming tougher day by day,dura saga yesterday,thieves in president’s office today and tomorrow constitutional development funds thieves.Keep on Mr president,even the worm will turn.They didn’t know that you were pursuing national goals when you did not concentrate on corruption issues.

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  • 13 April 2013 09:58, by steven

    All the decisions should be taken in accordance will laws and every individual in all state administration has to act according to the laws.

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  • 13 April 2013 10:31, by wang

    Sacking, suspended and sending them letters would never solves or improves these situations. The government must have to come up with something tougher than suspend and sacking to stop those bad boys from messing up with South….we are triers of hearing these thieves’ news everyday

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    • 13 April 2013 20:03, by panom lualbil

      Right! I agreed with above....I would steal that $$$ 1000 thousands too if i can if I knew i’ll be FIRE as the only solution. I can decided to find another job or take myself a vocation with my wife and kids....

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  • 13 April 2013 10:54, by keeta

    corruptions is our big problem in South Sudan .
    and the president has done a good job . well done.

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  • 13 April 2013 11:24, by Jang

    Disadvantage of employing the relatives in the public office.Kiir is not capable of ruling us.if he steps down in the coming elections(2015)his legacy will remain for decades.

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  • 13 April 2013 14:53, by Uncle J

    How did that stolen money get into Mr. President office in the first place? that is a real good question and here is the answer: that money was stolen by Salva Kiir and because of dinka theory they thought it is as wise to keep money in the office just like keeping cattle in the house. Since that money was at the wrong hands now it got to the right person and the truth reveals itself finally

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  • 14 April 2013 00:16, by Ito

    Dear Brothers, We should not be confuse by this decision. No one can condone corruption but it should not be one sided. Dr. Nazerio, deputy assistant to south sudan representative to UN was fired and no reason was given. Only that the sources point that Salva and Nyial were upset that he voted in favor of palestian people. We all know that he was given orders by his boss and minister of foreign

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  • 14 April 2013 00:18, by Ito

    affairs to vote in favor of palestinians and yet to come and realized that he was fired for doing so and his bosses who instructed him to do so upto now still remain in their positions. What a government! Only God knows. corrupt people in the government are lots and all should go and not only the mentioned. Who is really clean in this country?

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  • 14 April 2013 02:39, by Kim Deng

    The coward Jaang King has been targeting innocent Equatorians for quite sometimes. I can’t wait and see when he fires tge laughing machine, Dr. Riek Machar.

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