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S. Sudan’s Kiir sacks four governors after creating new states


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President Salva Kiir speaks during the inauguration of the new SPLM premises in Juba on 15 November 2013 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

January 17, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has issued several republican orders, sacking four state governors and appointing eight others.

The order, announced on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), saw Ruweng state governor Mayol Kur Akuei removed and Theje D’Aduot Deng appointed.

Chol Thon Balok, governor of the defunct Eastern Nile state, Patrick Zamoi, governor of the former Gbudwe State and William Akan Othon (Fashoda State) were also removed.

Meanwhile the newly appointed officials include, Gabriel Gai Riam Weituor (Akobo state), Colonel Majok Gatluak Thoah (Bieh state), James Tor Monybuny ( Central Upper Nile state), Daniel Rambasi (Gbudwe state), Peter Gatkuoth Khor (Latjor state), Bol Ruai Rom (Maiwut state), Deng Akuei Kak (Northern Upper Nile state) and Patrick Raphael Zamoi (Tumbura state).


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  • 18 January 2017 01:19, by Dinka-Defender-General

    What? common P. Kiir. Why do you change governors like cloths? What is important? Implementing the peace accord and insecurity. We, the generals and public are getting frustrate over your leaderships and you need to stop your executive orders immediately because it does not help the country.

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    • 18 January 2017 03:20, by lino

      Dinka Defender Generals,

      It is your time to act right now...coup!!!

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  • 18 January 2017 05:25, by Tilo


    Now you guys are getting to understand how frustrated Kiir can be, Kiir is a dying horse. His decree has become useless. Kiir is a cast to South Sudan. He should refrain from all this unnecessary decree order based on jieng council of Elders advice and avoid them from interfering in to country’s affairs. Kiir if you can no longer manage the country please step aside.

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  • 18 January 2017 07:00, by Eastern

    Kiir wants to work with puppets but his advisors have failed or are afraid to tell him humans are not puppets; they reason and want to act rationally sometimes.....

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    • 18 January 2017 07:49, by jubaone

      The theory of binary or multiple fission holds true. South Sudan will continue to disintegrate till there is no one nucleus or center but svereal of them. That is good for Equatoria and Kokora as power and money shifts away from us. Jienges will be preoccupied fighting over power and money (that is even not there) and cant develop themselves. Meanwhile Equatoria links up again.

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      • 18 January 2017 09:13, by Mayom County Troops

        Good move from President Salva Kiir for good decision he has taken , for appointing new four governors

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        • 18 January 2017 10:16, by jubaone

          Mayoum County Troops,
          This is exactly what we in Equatoria and Kokora loyalists have been advocating for eversince. Kiir MUST send all governors, govt employees and citizens back to their states. Governors cant rule empty lands but people so all jienges must start relocating back. Idling in Juba or Equatoria wont help now that there is peace, each one must go back home to develop his/her region.

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  • 18 January 2017 10:09, by Kush Natives

    I think this idiot president will never acknowledged that he mobilized an enough enemies to topple him out here, and he is still don’t get it. This animal is a dead monkey! He must leave immediately! whether by force or peace. What else do South Sudanese need from this jungle cowboy president? enough is enough! We protected you for so long Mr. president. But you failed the tasks.

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  • 18 January 2017 11:56, by Tilo

    Dear Juba one
    I thing those of Kush Native and Dinka-Defender-General are coming to there sense now. [understand how kiir run his administration]
    We use to tell them but they thought it was a jock. Kiir is the properly to our beloved country,
    Your silent these day where are you my brother for another mother.

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  • 18 January 2017 13:02, by Dengda

    I would like to recommend Dinka General to our usual readers and commenters that, he is wise and can’t blindly support government even if government is doing wrong, he fiar minded and can criticise anytime or any support when it deem necessary, unlike Akuma who blindly support or sometime act provocatively to others.

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  • 19 January 2017 00:00, by WizeUP

    All he is good for is creating more states and sacking governors. He should concentrate on bringing peace and stability in the country.

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  • 19 January 2017 02:01, by Gabriel KK

    This continues sacking of governors and other senior leaders is what caused the instability in the Country. If I knew as a Governor that I would be there for short time, then I would steal as much I can from public assets/money. A strong leader is the one that is accountable to people. Our current leaders are weak because the are only accountable to President who hires and fires as he wish.

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