By Ijoo Bosco
October 5, 2013 (TORIT) - The Governor of Eastern Equatoria state, Louis Lobong Lojore on Thursday issued several decrees, appointing a new minister and advisor, among others.
- Eastern Equatoria state Governor Louis Lobong Lojore speaking at a peace conference in Greater Kapeota, March 28, 2013 (Photo: Wilson Jino)
Paska Hifita Oduho, according to the decree, is the new gender, culture and social development minister, while Martin Odwar Lonuha becomes the state advisor on economy and development.
Lobong, in his gubernatorial order, also appointed a new mayor and deputy for the state capital, Torit while Nimule and Kapeota towns also got new town clerks and their deputies.
Stephen Osfaldo Loboli was appointed the new Torit municipal council mayor deputised by Marko Lokitoe Lokuta. The governor also chose Max Yousif Kalfalo as the Kapeota south town clerk with Alphonse Erenge as his deputy.
In Nimule town, David Eriga Enodiu takes over as new town clerk while Moses Odwar Mario becomes his deputy.
Recently, the state council of ministers and assembly passed a resolution upgrading Torit town into a municipality. Nimule and Kapeota were also transformed into town councils.
Meanwhile, in a separate decree, the governor formed county transfer and monitoring committees to ensure county financial management performance as well as to identify areas in need of capacity building support. These new committee include;
Chairperson – ministry of local government, law enforcement & wildlife conservation
Co-Chairperson – ministry of finance, commerce, investment & economic planning
Secretary – ministry of finance, commerce, investment & economic planning
Assistance secretary - – ministry of local government, law enforcement & wildlife conservation
Member – Ministry of education, science & technology, youth & sports
Member - Ministry of health
Member – ministry of physical infrastructure
Ministry of labour, public services & human resources development
Secretariat general, government of Eastern Equatoria state