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S. Sudanese rebel leader appoints deputy chairs of national committees

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July 2, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese armed opposition leader, Riek Machar, has appointed deputy chairs of national committees and senior officials charged with strategic planning in his office, a rebel leader’s media official said.

“Our chairman, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has appointed deputy chairs for the national committees and senior officials in charge of various specialised units in his office,” Machar’s spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

In the recent appointments, Sophia Pal Gai, who was the ruling party’s secretary for administration while in government in Juba, has become the SPLM in opposition’s deputy chairlady for peace and national reconciliation committee.

Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, former South Sudanese diplomat to US is to deputize Dhieu Mathok Diing for the external relations committee, while Diew Charou deputises in the political mobilisation committee.

Manoah Peter Gatkuoth, a former minister in Jonglei state, is appointed deputy chairman for information and public relations committee chaired by Mabior Garang de Mabior, son of late founder of SPLM/SPLA, John Garang.

Iggrey Ezboni Idri, a banker, deputises for finance and resource mobilisation, while Tingo Peter has become the deputy chairman for agriculture. Manasseh Daniel Zindo is deputy chair for women and youth empowerment.

Ayii Ayii Akol is appointed deputy chairman for humanitarian affairs and Kwuong Dak Wieu, a former MP, deputises for the health committee. Mary Alphonse Nadio Lodira is deputy chair for the national committee for education.

In appointments for strategic planning officials in the office of the chairman, Sebit John Magok was appointed deputy chairman for federal governance system development unit while Duer Tut Duer has become the deputy chair for SPLM basic documents development unit and reorganisation of SPLM party.

Dak further explained that positions yet to be appointed include: military committee, deputy chair for justice and human rights, chairs and deputies for physical infrastructure development unit, public corporation enterprise development unit and anti-corruption measures development unit.

While the deputy chairman for the SPLM basic documents development unit is appointed, the chair is yet to be announced.

Secretaries to the national committees, representatives of the movement to various countries and senior assistants in the office of the chairman are yet to be appointed, he said.

(ST)

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  • 3 July 07:16, by Mi diit

    Great. The struggle continues...

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    • 3 July 08:08, by Martin

      More miracles are coming!! What national committees? Is this rebel leader insane or sick of day dreaming to form visual government in sky? he will appoint the cabinet very soon I think. We South Sudanese have refused to recognize you or accommodate you to become President of our Nation. You are so sick and you better hang yourself.

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    • 3 July 08:23, by Martin

      Riek’s history is full of blood. In 1991, he rebelled against the SPLA he turns to love now...he joined the Khartoum government with most of Nuer men following him; killing all Dinka men who were with him and launched coordinated attacks against the SPLA positions (particularly Upper Nile region) trying to defeat and buy leadership from Bashire. However,all of his evil thoughts were in vain.

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    • 3 July 11:37, by Liberator

      So, mi diit, u r happy. u have got nuer leadership. lol. there is no shame among u guys. anyway, it’s gud. form yyour gov’t in the bush, we form ours in juba. is that not gud. day dream...thio! all u want top establish is a nuer kingdom...think of where to take other tribes first. otherwise, we will continue to teach u those few stupid nuer. the gud nuer are there for the gud of this country

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  • 3 July 07:42, by Chol A.

    Nuer leadership lovers you don’ t feel ashamed? Look all selected positions are full of Nuer followed by two others tribes who are blindly run away from government because their carelessness work within government let them being sack. You structure that illegal posts to make stupid think stupid but all these posts will be abandon soon because some are not even on your side but you name them.

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    • 3 July 07:56, by Malakal county Simon

      Chol A

      The list is transparent and I don’t see any logical reason to complaint about!!

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      • 3 July 07:59, by Malakal county Simon

        Or should I said it’s all about jealousy

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  • 3 July 08:29, by Good South in Ruin!

    Malakal County Simon and the rest you don’t know what you are talking about.
    Don’t misuse the word ’transparency’ here. There can be no transparency in rebellion.

    If you can’t understand or define the rudimentary problem of South Sudan, there is no way you can forge a solution to it.

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    • 3 July 11:07, by Malakal county Simon

      Good South in Ruin!

      A rebellion that’s imposed on you, is always legitimate in term of self-defence.... I failed to understood how did i miss -used the word transparent, when i was simply refer to the article in regard to the appointments.... Please i advice you to take another look whether is transparent/fair or not thanks!!

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  • 3 July 08:41, by Martin

    For the few Dinkas and Equatorian who have joined the rebellion were driven by greed and failed to convince the public to be elected for their dire need high positions intending to rob the public fund/resources. For example, Alfred Lado Gore and Dau Aturjong have failed to get governorship in Central Equatoria and Northern Bahr El Gazal respectively.If you don’t intend to rob people why fight them

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  • 3 July 10:56, by Mel mosa

    Oh my God, you guys have corruption too. you said that you are fighting against corruption government in Juba but now you want to replace current corrupted government with your corruption government. I withdraw my support to you from now. And that all. what corruption committee

    Mosa

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  • 3 July 13:07, by Mike Mike

    Do’t be surprised brothers with the formation of machar’s govt.Those kind of things do happened in wherever there is what has been made to represent the govt whether it’s a constitutional or unconstitutional then the administrative branches can be made to show that there is a govt which governing that organization.let him go on with the formation of his govt and it can’t affect any thing from us.

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  • 3 July 13:29, by Augustino

    Heeh, Dinkas are salt in south sudan, see the leaders in Riek,s committee full of Dinkas still leaders of Nuer, event me now will go and lead Nuer because you cannot lead government without Dinkas your Husbands (monyjang)

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    • 3 July 13:51, by Malakal county Simon

      I failed to understood how can a slaves and cowards, called themselves a husband???? Maybe you’re looking for the pretender instead hahah!!

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      • 3 July 13:59, by Malakal county Simon

        You guys Dinka’s GUN you’re being set-up by GBG unknowingly, and to protect their unpopular leadership, but it’s you who will suffers the most due your location.

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  • 3 July 15:24, by Martin

    Riek is number one corrupt and tribalist person in South Sudan. For instance, he built and bought so many houses in Juba and abroad, look at his rebel army. He went to the bush for dire need of leadership, not for the peoples’ welfare. He always do what kill people.

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