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South Sudan’s 28 governors take oath, told to relinquish positions in near future


December 29, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, witnessed swearing in ceremony of 28 governors he appointed recently, but reminded the governors from states of greater Upper Nile to be ready to leave positions for candidates from the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) when a transitional government will be formed in accordance with a peace deal signed in August been warring parties in the country.

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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)

President Kiir said his government will further negotiate with the SPLM-IO leadership to amend the power sharing agreement and relieve governors whose states will be governed by the peace stakeholders led by former vice-president, Riek Machar.

“So your primary responsibility now is that you have to go and make sure that you are in support of the implementation of the agreement which we signed (in August),” said Kiir.

“By appointing you (the 28 state governors), we are being challenged that we are violating the agreement. But I think that we are not violating the agreement. We cannot implement the agreement alone by ourselves; one-sided,” he added, referring to the condemnation from opposition parties and members of the international community.

Kiir said his government and parties that signed the agreement lagged behind the schedule and his decision to create more states was a step forward because “we cannot just be told to sit with our folded arms, not to move forward.”

“The country needs to be moved forward. And this is why we have been struggling to create these institutions of governance so that we move our country forward,” he added.

The President announced establishment order number 36 on 2 October, abolishing 10 states and creating 28 states.

The SPLM-IO and former detainees, the main stakeholders for the agreement signed in August to end 21 months of conflict, condemned the move but the government insisted that the peace is enriched as more states will now be governed by SPLM-IO than only Unity and Upper Nile states.

Kiir said even with the swearing in ceremony in Juba, the SPLM-IO and other stakeholders in the peace agreement will be welcomed to govern states curved out of Unity and Upper Nile states, making them six in total.

He said the peace deal mediated by the East African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), was not negotiated by parties to the conflict and does not address many issues.

“We will sit down and dialogue with them and we put this in a correct perspective. The agreement was not negotiated by the parties to the agreement like we did in the CPA,” he said, referring to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed with Khartoum and Southern Sudanese rebels, the SPLM in 2005.

“So it (agreement) was done by those who think they thought better than us, according to their assumption. They think that there is nothing good that we can do but they [are] who know best what we want and they warned that take it as it is. So we accepted,” he said without mentioning any country.

He warned the state governors against large government, saying “our economy is bad. Your government will be lean and the same all over the states.”

“You have to work hard to raise local resources,” he said.

Kiir said the states curved out of Unity and Upper Nile states will be given to the SPLM-IO and asked the governors to “bear with us because we have to implement the agreement.”

The new states in former Unity and Upper Nile states are Eastern Nile, Western Nile, Ruweng, Northern Lich, Southern Lich, Western Bieh, Eastern Bieh and Latjor states.

While the opposition will take governorship and 40% of the executive power sharing ratio, they will only get the 40% without governor for the four states from Jonglei.


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  • 29 December 2015 22:06, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    You thinking like Foal or Joey,if you don’t progress the war in S.Sudan what took Dinka Luach from Jonglei to across Sobat River and joined with Abilang/Ager?

    Since 1956 Makal is for Shulluk and now you give it to your tribal men Dinka.
    your day are numbering loo Kiir.

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    • 29 December 2015 23:03, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Baseless, Nalak is Dinka land and emigrant Shulluks for centuries. May I ask you, who put a line or divided states in 1956? Answer Whitemen and Arabs for their profits.

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      • 30 December 2015 05:23, by Mi diit

        Kiir is a devil from hell and will go back to hell soon!

        The purpose of 28 states is to grab people’s lands, isolate the Nuer and take away some of their lands, create conflicts between tribes of Upper Nile region and finally use the Upper Nile states governors to derail implementation of the peace agreement so that they are not removed from positions by SPLM-IO politicians.

        JCE advised that!!!

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        • 30 December 2015 05:28, by Mi diit

          Those laughing now will soon cry over this foolish decision of Dinka tribal leader.

          Lou Nuer, Fangak, Gawaar and David Yauyau’s Murle may attack greater Bor any time soon.

          Bul Nuer, Leek and Jikany may attack Dinka in Parieng and Abiemnhom.

          Jikany Nuer and Shilluk may attack Dinka Apadang in the state.

          Dinka in Upper Nile region will not sleep well.

          Kiir will sit and laugh as a devil!

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          • 30 December 2015 05:32, by Mi diit

            I pray that the sooner Satan takes away this devil Kiir the better for the people of South Sudan so that these evil plans to kill more can be reversed.

            God should not allow him to continue to kill more people of this nation.

            Enough is enough. Satan, take your Kiir home to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            • 30 December 2015 05:43, by Mi diit


              Please follow this link on prophesies about Salva Kiir by Prophet Ngundeng.

              This article was written by Gatkuoth Deng in 2009 before independence and 5 years before Salva Kiir’s war.

              But he perfectly predicted this war in middle paragraphs.

              READ THIS: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article32289

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          • 30 December 2015 05:54, by Force 1


            Go ahead and attack Greater Bor; what are you waiting for? Are there Uganda troops you’re afraid of? If you Nuer had an army that can attack anyone; do you think you would be begging for peace? You see how ridiculous your people look now that they are isolated from the reasonable people in South Sudan. You’ll be in an isolation like animals in the zoo!

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            • 30 December 2015 06:08, by Mi diit

              Force 1,

              Those 28 states are big joke of the year, but will seriously bring you tears, flowing down your cheeks.

              Have you read the Ngundeng predictions about this Kiir’s devil war, written in the article 7 years ago?

              We know how this devil and his actions will end.

              And it will not be good for you. Laugh now, but prepare for tears!

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              • 30 December 2015 06:48, by Force 1


                Ooh we are so scared tomorrow we’re going to reverse the 28 States decree because Midiit is going to kill us! Ooh we are so scared! Midiit; now did you feel better?

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              • 30 December 2015 08:39, by Big Head

                Dear Midit

                Go ahead and attack great Bor as you wish...brother not all days are Sunday. This time around you need to be careful with you statement, the can harm Nuer for unknown reason...so please keep your fucker mouth off this issue of 28 states is done, either you go by it or leave it.

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              • 30 December 2015 15:23, by Hardlinner

                mi diit, you are indeed primitve. if God himself does not exist, what make you think that ngungdeng prophecies would yield any truth to them?. quit your primitiveness. there is no prophecies or God. we just live through model and laws of the universe. religion in itself is child play. only stupid people are left to practice religion/s.

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              • 30 December 2015 18:40, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

                I am not uses to responding to useless n lunatic comments of semi literate or rebels,the like of Miidit,However, Mr Miidiit u must know u are a rebels n whatever gvt do is always wrong on your personal p.o.v.R.I.P!

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  • 30 December 2015 00:19, by Kenyang

    After 30 months, Riek would be asked to go home. This time for good & directly to Adok. Kiir will be asked to do same. Government jobs are for whole nation, meaning they belong to all South Sudanese for anyones to go for armed if ask to stay home or fail to get it. Why celebrating if not going! I personally, I honor good S. Sudanese who thanks for opportunity & trust given in 1st place.

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  • 30 December 2015 03:20, by Son of Ngundeng

    Good morning yaa balaad jinubiin.

    There is quote saying the door which brought in bad smell must be shutdown and people stay well.
    Same to the created 28 fake governors some of them will end up in Juba Like Bol Koang and Kok Rue, they will never steps their dirty foots to their directed places,Yua Yua will rebel,Kiir and his JCE destroyed this country for good.

    Son of Prophet
    Currently in death

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    • 30 December 2015 04:12, by Force 1

      @ Son of Ngundeng;

      Maybe your Nuer governors are the fake ones but not the rest of South Sudanese governors. Just go to your own states and tell your own governors that they are fake and that will be none of our business! And for that reason; I wish you all good luck!

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  • 30 December 2015 06:44, by Eastern

    ......the Compromised Peace Agreement is NOT open for renegotiations; it MUST be implemented to its letter and spirit! Short of that, let’s forget about a signed accord for now!

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  • 30 December 2015 13:11, by Wed-wau

    Now what nesxt the Denka are planing?
    If your president told his new 28 gangs "our economy is bad now", why then he pushing his tribal’s idea on people South sudan? Is South Sudan for denka alone?

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    • 30 December 2015 13:33, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Thanks, you did good. the rebels will now have something to hope for.

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      • 30 December 2015 18:08, by Eastern

        ....here I completely don’t understand you!!!......

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        • 31 December 2015 04:13, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          The rebels’ share is not tempered with according to his speech. I want them fairly treated, this how trust, hope and peace will be restore.

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  • 30 December 2015 20:34, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Very simple solution to get rid of Dinkas. Block the roads from Uganda, force all the NGOs to leave South Sudan. Within minutes there will be general famine and starvation in Warrap, Aweil and Rumbek.

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    • 30 December 2015 21:20, by Force 1

      Whortti Bor Manza;

      Are you going to block roads with sticks and pangas and Mathiang Anyoor will be running away from you with their guns or their heavy weapons because they are afraid with your sticks and pangas! you’re just dumb!

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