Home | News    Friday 2 September 2016

Liech state governor sacks county commissioner

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

September 1, 2016 (LEER) – The militarily governor of Liech, one of South Sudan’s newly established states, Ruai Kuol Jal has sacked Leer county commissioner, Major Gabriel Kuong Kuany and immediately replaced him with Brig. Gen Mawich Nhial Thoan.

JPEG - 14.6 kb
The map of Unity state

“In reference to Pagak consultative meeting of the SPLM-IO January 2015 and in line with my appointment as the governor of Liech state. I Lt. Gen Ruai Kuol Jal, governor of Liech state hereby relieved Maj Gabriel Kuong Kuany Dhol as commissioner of Leer County,” reads the governor’s decree.

Kuol, an armed opposition-appointed governor, said the commissioner’s removal followed requests from people.

In the same decree, however, the governor appointed the former Leer county commissioner as the state advisor on information and public relations.

The spokesperson of the governor, Major Weirial Puok Baluang confirmed the sacking of the Leer county commissioner, which he said followed the peoples’ request.

“Well, the action should not be misconstrued by the enemies of peace, but it is the usual procedure in any leadership or institution,” he emphasized.

However, some members of the armed opposition allied to the country’s ex-first vice president Riek Machar said the governor’s decision was not approved by rebel movement. Others claim the reshuffle came as a result of continued assault by government forces in Leer, which forced many rebels to vacate villages under their control.

(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.

Comment on this article



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


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan famine is a wake-up call to revive dead peace deal 2017-03-20 15:57:01 By Brian Adeba News that a famine has been declared in South Sudan is yet another stark reminder of the ever evolving nature of war-induced fragility in Africa’s newest country. As the world (...)

Africa’s next level of economic transformation 2017-03-20 05:57:00 By Jim Yong Kim The G20 finance ministers met last week in Germany to discuss critical challenges facing the global economy, from climate change to migration to humanitarian emergencies like the (...)

Mistake any armed opposition must not do 2017-03-20 05:51:57 By James Nguen South Sudan has been at war by itself since 15 of December 2013. This internal strife sent the new country to a new low and finally to a failed state status by all accounts. This (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)

Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) 2017-02-08 21:49:09 Sudan Democracy First Group Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population Introduction Throughout its rule, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.