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South Sudan’s president sacks Wau state governor


September 14, 2017 (WAU) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir on Thursday issued a directive for the removal of Wau state governor Andrea Mayar Achor who was replaced by Angelo Taban.

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Wau state governor Andrea Mayar Acho (ST Photo)

The order, announced on the state-owned SSBC, gave no reasons for Mayar’s sacking.

Taban previously served as minister of local government before Western Bahr El Ghazal was divided into two states.

In June last year, Mayar, a former speaker of Western Bahr el Ghazal state assembly was appointed governor of Wau recommendation made by the ex-army chief of staff, Paul Malong to replace Elias Wayo with whom Malong differed in opinion sharing.

Waya was the first of the 28 new state governors to be sacked by President Kiir.


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  • 15 September 2017 07:54, by John Head

    removal of ministers and governors will not resolve anything except that, there should be rules of laws in the country whereby a president can even be impeach by the parliament if they were knowing their duties and responsibilities about the neutrality of parliment.i would be happy if i hear the parliment debating about the impeachment of the country president.president is messing up everythings.

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  • 15 September 2017 07:55, by Wau son

    Am smelling the smell bad news coming on the people of Wau state after the sucking of former governor Andrea Mayar Acho from his office. The appointment of blood sucker Angelo Taban in to Wau state governorship is a declaring war against people of Wau state.

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    • 15 September 2017 09:13, by South South

      Wau Son,

      Let’s hope and pray for peace in Wau State. Angelo Taban will deliver peace to his people in Wau State.

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  • 15 September 2017 08:24, by Tilo

    Kiir will one day sack himself from the presidency in aa decree.

    Is kiir really having tangible plan for country other than removing and appointing official in the government.

    Kiir is not a president but rather a recruitment agent [HR]for South Sudan

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    • 15 September 2017 10:24, by jubaone

      The Kiirminal has been reduced to merely a "Juba Mayor" and his duty only of hiring and firing politicians at will. He has no vision for development. Thats why, we need federal system, so that the people decide who to have as governor, how to run their finances, education, agriculture. Lazy and foolish people will remain behind

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      • 15 September 2017 12:39, by South South


        Make your big decisions in internet, but, our business as South Sudanese is to have one president who will tell everyone in our country what to do and what not to do. Things like federal system are good for everybody in our country, but sitting 10000 miles away an lecture us about it will not sit well us. You can come back to South Sudan, we will be very ready to sit down with anyone.

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        • 15 September 2017 13:23, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          South South,

          Those days have limits. The day change is effected by true sons of the land, then you ill have to answer as to why you have led this noble country in that direction.

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          • 15 September 2017 14:18, by South South

            jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

            I do not understand the point you are trying to send out to the public. In South Sudan, no single person on the face of earth can tell us what to do or not to do. I as a person will answer to my president only. We are free country, yes, there are some issues which should be addressed, but everyone in South Sudan has responsibility to do his/her part, period

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        • 15 September 2017 13:46, by jubaone

          South South,
          That’s the difference between Bari people and jienges. We are free thinking and don’t let ourselves get dictated by leaders. We can oppose hopeless leadership. The jienges believe and adore their benydits and bandits without asking them even when told to crawl like a cow, they will do it. 😉

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          • 15 September 2017 14:14, by South South


            This is very stupid comment from you. South Sudan is under president Kiir and he tells everyone in the country what to do including Bari people. Come to Juba and see president Kiir when his convey moves, all Bari in Juba will sit down and put down their heads until he disappears from their eyes, what free thinking Bari have?

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            • 15 September 2017 16:29, by jubaone

              South South,
              Well, no Baris chose him and ever dare choose such a loser who can’t think and act as a leader. I don’t know how you jienges choose your leaders. Perhaps you choose people who smack, insult and feed you. But we choose on merits and charisma. This explains why you adore some jienge leader who brutalizes you. That is for fools. Intelligent people don’t succumb to idiocy.

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              • 15 September 2017 18:12, by South South


                You talk about Bari like another tribe in the sky and not Bari we know very well where people refuse their own language and speak broken Arabic called Arabic Juba. Kiir was chosen by all tribes of South Sudan including Bari. Men in Dinka must be very tough, otherwise you are not a man when you are soft like what I see from your tribe. How do you think Dinka managed to liberate South Suda

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  • 15 September 2017 14:51, by John Wetjunub

    this is not the end of every thing Gen Mayar Achor. just get rest and enjoy your makoyo under lulu tree.

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