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September 7, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the head of the state-owned oil company (Nilepet), James Thelweng and replaced him with a new managing director.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

The president, in a decree read on the state-owned television (SSBC), removed Thelweng Mathiang and replaced with Chol Deng Thon.

Although no reasons were given for the president’s decision, the changes follow the scarcity of fuel in the country amid rising prices.

A holder of a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from an Australian University, the former Nilepet boss previously served as relations manager of the CFC Stanbic Bank.

Nilepet is a company managed by the government with a mandate to oversee oil exploration, production and marketing in South Sudan.

Since its independence, South Sudan has relied on oil for all income, a situation that has significantly compounded ongoing political and economic instability due to the fall in crude oil prices.

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  • 8 September 07:52, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    We need the right people for the right jobs,Sacking is not appropriate term if someone is lay off from the position
    ; Mr Chol Thon was former commission if i am not wrong may be Mr Choo Kiir Day from Australia will help here, our learned friend, Just give it a go.

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    • 8 September 08:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Kiir, will sack thousands of managing directors of Nilepet, and he will appoint thousand.
      Because problem of ? fuel pump will never ended in South Sudan unless to find internal refinery.

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      • 8 September 09:59, by Newsudan

        A cow with a lot of milk:Ngundeng Bong,but Our cousin Nuers should not misinterpreted him for their owned gained,somebody told me about this cow producing much milk.

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        • 8 September 16:50, by Nairobimitot

          All these talking about I am a Nuer and I am A Dinka is nonsense. Only primitive people talk like that.

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        • 8 September 16:51, by Nairobimitot

          All these talking about I am a Nuer and I am A Dinka is nonsense unless you are a primitive people.

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      • 8 September 20:34, by jubaone

        Fools and idiots do the same wrong shit 💩 again and again in the hope it gets right, but intelligent people learnt to do rectify the wrong to make a right. The kiirminal just can’t learn anything. Did he really go to school?

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      • 8 September 20:35, by jubaone

        Fools and idiots do the same wrong shit 💩 again and again in the hope it gets right, but intelligent people learnt to do rectify the wrong to make a right. The kiirminal just can’t learn anything. Did he really go to school?

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  • 8 September 07:54, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    I mean Mr Choo Kiir Day, our learned friend will help us identifying this person

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  • 8 September 08:36, by gatkhor Nueri

    Mr.president Kiir Mayardiit his problem will never end because he surrounding himself with primitive people.

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  • 8 September 08:39, by gatkhor Nueri

    Mr.president Kiir Mayardiit his problem will never end because he surrounding himself with primitive people.

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