Here We Go Again

And Salva Kiir announced new government posts for ministers and some deputy ministers. He noticeably hasn’t yet named a VP. Thankfully in this decree they didn’t forget to include the Ministry of Health (which caused a wee bit of panic in my life for a few hours last week).

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    New Cabinet:

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has named the folowing members to his cabinet in a decree issued tonight:

Minister of Cabinet Affairs – Martin Elia Lomoro (former minister of animal resources and fisheries)

Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs – Kuol Manyang Juuk (governor of Jonglei State)

Minister of Justice – Telar Riing Deng (presidential legal advisor)

Minister of National Security – Lt. General Obuto Mamur Mete (former SPLA deputy chief of general staff for political and moral orientation)

Minister of Interior and Wildlife – Aleu Ayen Aleu (chairman of the security committee at the national assembly)

Minister of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resource — Abdullah Deng Nhial (former Sudan presidential candidate, PCP)

Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges – Simon Majok Mayak (former deputy minister of roads and bridges)

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources and Fisheries – Beda Machar Deng (former deputy minister of agriculture and forestry)

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports – Ngor Kolang Ngor

Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resources Development – Kwong Danhier Gatluak (former acting minister of labour)

Minister of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning – Agrey Tisa Sabuni (presidential economic advisor)

Minister of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications – Michael Makwei Lueth (former minister of parliamentary affairs)

Minister of Health – Riek Gai Kok (former head of the National Congress Party in South Sudan)

Minister of Education, Science and Technology – John Gai Yoh (ambassador to the Republic of Turkey)

Minister of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning – Jemma Nunu Kumba (retained in the same position)

Minister of Petroleum, Mining, Industry and Environment – Stephen Dhieu Dau (retained in the same position)

Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare – Awut Deng Acuil (former minister of labour and public service)

Kiir, acting under Article 117(1) of the constitution, also issued another decree appointing 10 deputy ministers, among them:

Deputy Minister of Justice – Paulino Wanawilla (reained in the same position)

Deputy Minister of Finance – Mary Jervas Yak (retained in the same position)

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism and Animal Resources – Nadia Arop (retained in the same position)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, had already been announced over the weekend.

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Godspeed, favorite baby nation.

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