Home | News    Monday 4 August 2014

Upper Nile governor appoints new ministers, commissioners

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 3, 2014 (JUBA) - The governor of South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, Simon Kun Puoc has reshuffled his government, appointing new ministers, advisors and county commissioners.

JPEG - 21.9 kb
Simon Kun Puoch, the Governor of Upper Nile State (Photo Boboya Simon Wudu)

Puoc, in his 18 July decree, cites Article (99) section (2) (a) of the state Transitional Constitution as the basis for making the new appointments.

Also affected were town mayor and their deputies as several officials were either dropped or simply swapped positions under the new arrangement.

The governor, for instance, dropped information minister, Phillip Jiben Ogal, who was not allocated any portfolio in the new government.

It however remains unclear what prompted these changes within the state government, in the wake of several ultimatums given to those who fled the capital, Malakal due to insecurity concerns.

CABINET MINISTERS

The governor, in gubernatorial order No. 22/2014, appointed Philip Akol Amon, the new minister of cabinet affairs while Moses Thon Bol takes over the local government and law enforcement ministry.

However, while Ayong Awer Lual retained his position as minister of finance and economic planning, Simon Duop Puk assumes was appointed minister for trade, commerce and investment portfolio.

Others included, Chuol Dep Kiir (animal resources and fisheries), Dhiew Dau Luil (agriculture and forestry), Maria Kunijwok Kawang (gender and child welfare) while former Nasir county commissioner, Dak Tap Chol, becomes minister for physical infrastructure and rural development.

Similarly, as Opal Adwok Amon retained his position as minister of health, Gatluak Liphoth Diew becomes minister of culture, youth and sport as Wooyi Kouj Kegaiva takes over the labour and public service ministry.

But while education, science and technology ministry went to William Pur, that of information and broadcasting was given to Peter Hoth Tuac.

MAYOR AND DEPUTIES

The governor, in a separate order, appointed Abdalla Jago Deng as the new mayor of Malakal city council while Boutros Ruac Wuop was named deputy mayor for environment and construction and James Daniel Chuang as deputy mayor in-charge of Administration.

The new appointments, according to the order, took effect from 4 July.

STATE ADVISORS

Governor Puoc also named his former deputy,John Ibbo Monto as security advisor, Gabriel Tut Gatchai as advisor on political affairs and Charles Yor Odhok as an advisor on services

Other appointed included, Rev. Peter Makuach Nyak as advisor on religious affairs, Nyakoang Daniel Banak for gender and human rights, Chol Nyawelo Akui for rural development as Gwen Philip Chan over sees food security.

COMMISSIONERS

The governor, in decree No. 23/2014, appointed Elijah Liech Bany as the new commissioner of Nasir, while Rajaf Deng Ajak takes charge of Manyo county. Lual Deng became the commissioner for Renk while Timothy Ngewe takes over Maban county.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Implications of al-Bashir’s regime dismantling 2019-12-12 21:08:55 By Alhadi A. Khalifa The enactment of the law of dismantling the regime of Omar Albashir on 28 November 2019 represents a turning point in the march of the Sudanese revolution given its (...)

Security Arrangements in Sudan: Achilles heels of peace and democratic transformation 2019-12-10 05:47:59 By Elwathig Kameir This article is intended to act as an eye-opener for all the Sudanese political forces. It aims to shed light on the huge challenges that will be faced by the December (...)

Egypt final push to secure zero-sum water-share agreement 2019-12-09 14:11:32 By Ermias Hailu After Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories by the end of the second world war, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Egyptian Pan- (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.