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SPLM-IO wants fair division of South Sudan cabinet posts


President Kiir chairs first meeting of the collegial presidency on 26 Feb 2020 (SSPPU photoMarch 2, 2020 (JUBA) - An SPLM-IO senior official said they believe that the ministerial positions in the national unity government should be shared on an equal basis between the peace partners.

On 22 February, President Salva Kiir appointed SPLM-IO leader as his First Vice President in addition to four other vice-presidents representing the signatories of the peace agreement.

However, technical committees on the 35 cabinet members have failed to strike a deal paving the way for the government formation.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, an SPLM-IO official close to the ongoing consultations said that the discussions are stalled because the SPLM-IG want to keep the important ministerial positions.

“We didn’t agree on allocation and selection of ministries because our partners want to take the all key ministries and position,” he said.

“The SPLM-IG does not have the right to give us what they want to concede,” went further to say stressing that the current government cannot “implement the revitalized agreement based on their interest”.

According to the source, if the SPLM-IG wants to have the foreign affairs ministry, they have to concede the cabinet affairs for the SPLM-IO.

The same for the defence and interior ministries, finance and petroleum ministries or health and general education etc…

Under the peace agreement, the SPLM-IG has 20 ministerial positions, the SPLM-IO 10 positions, the SSOA three posts and the Former Leaders two ministries.


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  • 2 March 2020 13:06, by Midit Mitot

    What we mean by power sharing is what so call fair division on ministries portfolio, President Kiir need to be transparent on this.

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    • 2 March 2020 13:52, by South South

      Midit Mitot,

      IO leaders and its supporters need to stop running to medias and spread untrue news. Kiir is working very hard to form the government, but IO members are running around and make lies, this is not healthy way to deal with us. We can get mad and move ahead as we want if IO people continue to run this sick business, stop and listen, we are here to help.

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      • 2 March 2020 14:43, by Midit Mitot

        South South,

        I don,t think IO is spreading lie on social media about this issue of Ministries, can you try to find another source while in South Sudan?

        we need these ministries to be divided equally OK!

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        • 3 March 2020 09:17, by Mayendit

          Gaar Midit Mitot.
          I think there’s no comparison between your Nuers people and those poorly mentioned. Let me clarify to you so that, you will understand fully. You can count those Dinkas people who rebels but they Will always returned back without harmful to young nation unlikely to Nuers society who have been destroyed country. We the Dinkas people don’t follow a bad politicians for example, lat

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    • 2 March 2020 19:41, by Paul

      I think IO’s call is fair given both parties are willing to be partners in peace and are to bring lasting peace and development in the country

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    • 3 March 2020 08:00, by Joyuma John

      Dear All,
      I failed to understand the total functions of ministerial portfolios, it sound as if each ministry is going to provide services to one of the party supporters alone, including payment of minister’s salaries by the ministry he/she hold. Also people are talking about keys ministries, if others not key then why do we created them, to me all ministries are key that why they are there.

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  • 2 March 2020 17:18, by lino

    Parties to the agreement should use rotational picking to speed the process!!! South Sudanese People need peace and fairness!!!

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  • 2 March 2020 19:57, by Mayendit

    The president Salve Kiir Mayardit has to decide how he will lead South Sudan. The nature of Nuers people has never change since you were deployed Upper Nile region to this moment. Take this thing seriously 1.Riek Machar is created jobs this is why he rebelling again and again as you can make your own assessment on how many people holding positions both government and rebels IO. 2.Rewarding Nuers

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    • 3 March 2020 06:29, by Midit Mitot


      Quick question! We have the follow rebels here below,

      1. Paul Malong Awan,
      2. Thomas Cirrilio,
      3. Baskasoro
      4. Mabior Garang De mabior
      5. Abdelbagi
      6 Dr Lam Akol Ajawin and Former Detainees and many others,

      are these from people Nuer?

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      • 3 March 2020 09:30, by Mayendit

        Gaar Midit Mitot
        We the man of the man(Monyjang) people don’t just follow a bad politicians for example, Arok Thon Arok, Kerubino Kuany Bol, George Author Dut, Mabior Garang Deng Mabior and Paul Malong Awan. Our societies are guided by the parents with deepens respect others this is why we don’t rushed to create the situation but why 95% of Nuers people addicted to rebellious?.

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        • 3 March 2020 09:33, by Mayendit

          I mean Mabior Garang De Mabior. Foolish guy.

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        • 3 March 2020 10:12, by Midit Mitot


          Your defend-less explanation has fall short if you know the real story of South Sudan.

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          • 3 March 2020 10:46, by Mayendit

            Gaar Midit Mitot
            I am part of the struggle. I am still having some shrapnel in my and bullet in my stomach so, I had a reason to dislike those traitors and collaborators. I do know the whole Sudan’s history and the Southern Sudan history before our struggle time. The Nuers communities Will soon be written as a no go zone because your negative activities in our country.

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            • 3 March 2020 10:57, by Midit Mitot


              Since we have already achieved what we need and destroyed your Wingless regime, we don,t debate with nincompoop any more.

              Can you bark alone Man while we are enjoying our achievement? (peace)

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              • 3 March 2020 11:09, by Mayendit

                Gaar Midit Mitot
                Keep dancing about Riek Machar Teny and his rebellious allies but take this word, Allah-jabu back. Arab people says, Allah-jabu back if the rebels returned back and that is what I can tell you. The whole world are not only learned a little by a little but also they’re getting tired about Riek Machar and the Nuers tribe in South Sudan.

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                • 3 March 2020 13:22, by Midit Mitot


                  Take it easy and reduced your anger, I know whenever you are defeated politically then you have to use violent or abusive words.

                  We are in peace please control your stress!

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      • 3 March 2020 21:10, by Dinka-Defender-General

        3. Baskasoro
        4. Mabior Garang De mabior
        5. Abdelbagi
        6 Dr Lam Akol Ajawin and Former Detainees and many others.
        The above parties are not effective or they do not have power to keep going.

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  • 2 March 2020 20:10, by Mayendit

    The Idea of rewards people particularly, the Nuers people is bad Idea and it is going to be difficult to set up the government system. These people Will continuing rebelling against government in South Sudan for centuries because we believe that, it is their culture nature and nothing will change unless they have to make adjustments for themselves. There Will be no lasting peace in South Sudan bec

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  • 2 March 2020 20:27, by Mayendit

    The people who thinks the currently peace agreement led by Riek Machar Teny and his rebellious will bring lasting peace thus, they are joking. Kiir Mayardit should have learned why the Sudanese government didn’t appointed the Sons of Nuers to serve as a vice president for all years since independence in 1956 to 2005. According to Dr.Lam Akol, the Nuers people are the worst human being in South Sud

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  • 3 March 2020 11:52, by King of Nyamlel

    Kiir and Riek should hang themselves to free South Sudanese from inconveniences!

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  • 3 March 2020 13:47, by deng

    No need for such talks # Midiit Mitot and Mayendit, the abusive word will not help, we want peace to be implemente. I think you alone will fight by using your sticks or hands, this time people have understand the policy of politicians. no one will die for their positions it is clear all these wars were for positions.

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    • 3 March 2020 14:54, by Midit Mitot


      those are sweet and patriotic words for the future leader,your advise has been noted well bro!

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