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Western Equatoria governor appoints new cabinet


April 4, 2012 (JUBA) - Governor of Western Equatoria state, Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro, has issued an order appointing new cabinet members and establishing three independent commissions, authorities told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Western Equatoria governor Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, January 16, 2011 (ST)

The 3 April order also appointed ten county commissioners. Article 99, section 2A of the State Transitional Constitution allows Bakosoro to relieve county commissioners and make appointments with limited consultations before making changes.

State officials have told Sudan Tribune that Gibson Bullen Wande, the former minister of information, has been appointed to the position of minister of youth and Charles Barnaba Kisanga, former secretary general of the opposition party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement for Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) has replaced Wande in his post.

Speaking in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday, Wande thanked Bakosoro for appointing him as minister of youth, saying he would work to unite the youth in all the ten counties and encourage the local population in increasing food production.

Mbugo Phillip William, acting station manager for Yambio FM, described the political situation as relatively calm and described seeing many people celebrating the changes.

Bakosoro said the appointment of the new cabinet was meant to service the interests of the people of Western Equatoria, especially in supporting food production in the area. “We also maintain that though it is strategic for a national economy to diversify, it is equally important that more attention is given the agricultural sector”, said Governor Bakosoro.

South Sudan was reliant oil revenues for 95 percent of its income until a row of over transit fees led to the closure of the pipeline in January. This has brought into stark relief the need for South Sudan to diversify its economy.

Bakosoro noted that the construction of feeder roads linking the main agricultural production areas to markets and electrification projects have improved the potential of larger scale agri-businesses in the state. He said that with foreign investors, the state would supply farmers with affordable, improved agricultural equipment.


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  • 5 April 2012 07:57, by Deng

    Good Job Bakosoro, the other Governors should follow your foot step.

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  • 5 April 2012 09:00, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Governor Joseph Bakosoro was the Independent Canadate for governorship for Western Equatoria,but his communities brought him in,thank you governor for always good did you are doing for your citizen in Western Equatoria,God Bless You for that,other remainding nine governors should follow your steps or they can go for workshop in your state,to let them do the same.


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  • 5 April 2012 13:20, by Tambura

    Congratulatiions for your new government my governor. the only person I can hope will do good job is Mr. Charlis Kisanga. What I don’t understand person didn’t do good job is information what ll make you sure he ll do good job as minister of youth? He is already confused talking about food production which is work of agricultural ministry that proof he don’t know anything about his new post.

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    • 5 April 2012 13:40, by Tambura

      - Once again u forgot Manas and William, no any woman and u didn’t take my free advice which is coming from above. What I can say our people have to hope for next election so new generation can take over and take their state to next level with new ideas of 21 century. Our women should have power u didn’t give chance to them to lead. You will fail bro, mark my words.

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  • 5 April 2012 18:20, by panom lualbil

    We’re still in crises of war with BASHIR, OF TRIBALISM, OF FINANCIAL and of which our country is susceptible in destabilization and of which woman are least capable to cope with compare to man. Wait until later, as we always don’t allow our ladies to venture. You dont know any better like you ppl do, foolish fucky. Leave those w equatoria alone as the founders of spla, and go jerk Bashir dick up.

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    • 6 April 2012 05:19, by Tambura

      The problem you are talking about is centerazition fool. This is the way your father displin you how to speak in public?

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  • 5 April 2012 22:39, by E. Defense Forces

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