Home | News    Thursday 28 July 2016

South Sudan’s Kiir sacks finance minister

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

July 27, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has fired the country’s finance minister, David Deng Athorbei amid the worsening economic crisis in the nation.

PNG - 165.4 kb
South Sudanese preasident Salva Kiir (AFP)

In a Republican decree 288, read on State-owned SSBC on Monday, the South Sudanese leader relieved Athorbei without providing any reason.

Kiir, in the same decree also relieved Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau and his Mining counterpart, Taban Deng Gai.

Gai was appointed the country’s First Vice President to replace armed opposition (SPLM-IO) leader, Riek Machar by decree 289. A separate decree 290 appointed Dhieu as the new finance minister.

South Sudan economy has deteriorated since December 2015 when the government floated exchange rates for local South Sudanese Pound (SSP) against the US dollar.

Inflation in the country, economists say, has risen by 300% in the last seven months.

Observers say despite being oil-rich, South Sudan is likely to record negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2016 after growing by 30.7 percent two years ago, largely due its ongoing conflict, decline in oil production and the global fall in oil prices.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 28 July 2016 11:48, by Black Africa

    When I Just look at this guy , it’s like looking at a gollira in suit. That’s why because of such kind of people, white people say a monkey is a monkey .The people of South Sudan are dying, suffering etc,he doesn’t care.

    repondre message

    • 28 July 2016 13:45, by denng

      @Black Africa you call yourself an arab but if you go to arabian countries, they say the same about you!!

      repondre message

  • 28 July 2016 17:33, by Hardlinner

    Firing and reappointing again. Looks like kiir interation isn’t working. What would you (kiir) expect when you picked people based on their loyality not credibility to do effective work. You always picked the yes men to implement your undisclose borrowing of money. You need real economies not puppets. Also your corrupt officials r hurting the economy n so as unnecessary wars n looting .

    repondre message

  • 28 July 2016 18:35, by Kerem

    When you service a broken down car with already used spare parts, you do not expect that car to work efficiently. Kiir is just fixing his government with already worn out spare parts of this country. Stephen Dhieu is one of the most corrupt individuals in this country and we should not expect any change in our economic hardships

    repondre message

  • 28 July 2016 20:10, by Nyesi Ta

    All the finance ministers of Republic of South Sudan were sacked.
    Arthur Akuen was sacked
    Kuol Athian was sacked
    Gab Chang Chong was replaced
    Kosti Manibe was sacked
    Aggrey Sabuni was sacked
    David D. Arthorbei was sacked
    Now Stephen D. Dau is appointed, but, is his appointment going to change anything, other than his eventual ditching like his predessors.

    repondre message

  • 29 July 2016 18:51, by jubaone

    Without a functional parliament, Kiir can hire and fire any minister at will. The SSLA should have scrutinized the credentials of the aspirant instead of recycling useless and dysfunctional ministers. This is political patronage and Kiir is as useless as his ministers.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising 2017-08-17 00:23:12 By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events (...)

What is the value of water? 2017-08-14 21:28:25 By Innocent Ntabana When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there’s plenty of it to go around. We actually take it (...)

The paradox of weapons collection in Darfur 2017-08-13 09:13:14 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As a Sudanese people who long for stability, peace and security, we have no objection to the decision to collect unlicensed weapons throughout Sudan, but our reservation (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)

A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.