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W. Bahr el Ghazal governor fires education minister


February 10, 2014 (JUBA) - The governor of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal State, Rizik Zachariah Hassan has fired his education minister, Moris Yel Akol.

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Western Bahr el Ghazal governor Rizik Zachariah Hassan (FILE)

Akol, who previously served as finance minister and deputy governor, was reportedly sacked in a gubernatorial order issued Sunday.

Michael Madut Chan, according to the order, becomes the new education minister.

Governor Hassan, in separate order, relieved and moved Rita Andrea Tito from the labour, public service and human resources development ministry to the portfolio of an adviser for cooperatives. Also, Monica Sabino Madut, previously an adviser on cooperatives takes over Tito’s former ministry.

But while no official reason was given, an aide to the governor told Sudan Tribune on Sunday that the changes made were within the latter’s constitutional prerogatives.

“These are part of normal changes, which are within the constitutional prerogatives of the governor. Such changes are usually made to allow provision of services to our people by cadres who have demonstrated willingness and commitment to serve with diligent”, the aide said by phone from the state capital, Wau.

He did not, however, comment on claims by supporters of the ex-education minister that existing differences between the two officials may have caused these changes.

Akol may not have publicly expressed interest for the top job, but commands strong support among his followers who already see him as the next state governor.

Hassan has been governor since 2010, when his predecessor Mark Nyipuoc failed to secure the ruling party’s (SPLM) approval to become its official flag bearer. Nyipuoc is currently the deputy speaker of South Sudan’s national legislative assembly.

His political allies and supporters have already started campaigning for him to seek re-election, although he has not revealed whether he intends to stand or not.


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  • 10 February 2014 13:43, by Tong dut

    Mr, you join Macher only that governer with his kirr are off their offices soon. Riack is on the way to them.

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    • 10 February 2014 17:18, by Johndumo14

      The United Nations, the European Union and the Troika – US, UK and Norway.
      These world powers must leave African alone to handle their
      own problems!!
      These world powers want to dictate who who should be the next president in any African countries?
      T%he are sitting in London ,NY york and telling the African`s president do this,dob`t do that ,those days are over!!

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      • 11 February 2014 04:57, by Observer

        And if that happens will you also be happy that these countries don’t provide any aid money or investment in your country?
        You can’t have it both ways... you are happy to accept their money and keep putting your hand out for more and more assistance from the E, the US the UK etc.
        This is politics. In any country aid assistance comes with requirements.

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    • 11 February 2014 01:23, by Johndumo14

      Dr Riek Mqachar must understand that those governments jobs ,
      like ministers,presidents,vice presidents,are not permenant.When you are not doing your job right,the perliment has right to fire you,without any complains.
      You DR Riek Machar is showing a wrong example to our people,means any body from the top government position,when fired must rebeled or join rebellion,this is wrong!!

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