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South Sudan president swears in two new governors and one adviser


January 6, 2017) JUBA) - South Sudan president on Friday oversaw the swearing in ceremony of the two state governors and one presidential adviser at presidential palace in Juba.

President Salva Kiir, in a function administered by ChiefJustice Chan Reec Madut, oversaw the taking oath of Ramadan Hassan Laku as the Advisor on Good Governance and Rule of Law. Laku is a nominee of the armed opposition faction under Taban Deng Gai, who replaced his predecessor, Riek Machar in a controversial appointment after the eruption of conflict in July 2016 at presidential palace, resulting in the loss of several lives.

Laku later fled Juba and refused to take oath of office, citing violation of the peace agreement. He later went and met Machar in Khartoum where he advocated for use of violence as the only best way to either force the government to reinstate Machar and implement the agreement or continue with armed struggle until the regime is removed.

Laku, with global community and the regional leaders citing with the proposal of the united states asking Machar to stay out of the country and also the peace to be implemented, changed his mind and returned to the country with Adel Sandari, a former armed opposition representatives to the Republic of Kenya.

He took up the post which he abandoned and pledged to work with the government of President Salva Kiir which described as illegitimate and deserves removal from power through the use of guns.

The other officials with whom Laku took oath of office are Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac, Governor of Gogrial and Brig. Gen. Kon Manyiel Kuol as the Governor of Twic State.

Gen. Kuac replaced his predecessor, Abraham Gum Makuac and Kuol replaced former Twic Governor, Bona Panek Biar. The two officials were removed from the office at the same time. The circumstances under which they removed from power remain unclear.

Ramadan Hassan Lak, who spoke on the behalf of the three government officials with whom he took oath of office, appreciated President for the trust accorded to them by appointing them and assured him of commitment to support him and the government to deliver services, asserting it was now time for services delivery to the people.

Laku said they will work as a team without boundaries to create a conducive environment to the people of South Sudan.

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  • 6 January 2017 22:10, by South South

    Ramadan Hassan Laku, thank you for realizing peace in our country. We need to forgive and forget the past. With peace in our country, we all can work together to build our country.

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    • 7 January 2017 08:47, by Wau son

      Thank you, he must forget them because those Mathyang Anyour didn’t kill those of Mundari in Terkeka state.

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      • 7 January 2017 09:45, by South South

        No Mundari killed since 2013 because Mundari are not that simple minded to join senseless war. Those who think that fighting in South Sudan will give them power and rule South Sudan are not wise enough to see the consequences and destruction they will cause to their communities. It didn’t work in Angola, it didn’t work in Mozambique, it didn’t in Zimbabwe and will not work in South Sudan.

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  • 6 January 2017 22:58, by jubaone

    Kiir is changing them like underpants, without warning and regrets. If you have no education, poor and hungry and you want to eat, then bend low and keep quite. That is how Kiir buys loyalty. Professionals dont need that. Ramadhan Laku is semi-literate Mundari, no employment history. Now Advisor for Good Governance?? A Fool advising the most foolsh? This is a one eyed man among the blind.

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    • 6 January 2017 23:31, by South South

      I can’t stop laughing from the comment above. Ramadhan Hassan was a big hero when he was with SPLM/IO, the same people who are insulting him now are the same people who were praising him, what a world! Peaceful people in South Sudan are insulted, but those who work day and night to destroy country are praised, South Africa is waiting for them to be parked

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  • 7 January 2017 09:26, by Fair Man

    Clement Wani Konga and Ramadan Hassan Laku are the Mundari, taken on credit of the fear that Dinka have about Mundaris bravery. Mundari is Dinka’s most feared tribe in Central Equatoria. Keeping them on board, means grantee of cooperation. That’s it. Others, show up or get troden.

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  • 7 January 2017 12:17, by Tut Gatkuoth

    This is great for the TGoNU; All we need is peace in this blessed nation. South Sudan

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  • 7 January 2017 12:18, by Tut Gatkuoth

    This is great for the TGoNU, All we need is peace in this blessed nation. South Sudan

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  • 7 January 2017 18:17, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Guys, any community that denounce violence is the wise community no the other way around and I support those communities. Violence destroys communities and take lives. We have since whether during civil war or 2013 war of greed leaders. It is very hard to see your people killing one another for positions or power. Therefore, anyone who supports nonviolence is an hero of this country. I support the

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