Kiir dismiss labour minister, appoints successor

Out going Minister of Labour and Public Service Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth (File photo)

August 25th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Mayardiit has dismissed and replace the country’s minister of labour and public service, Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyag on Friday.

The President in the degree read out at the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) did not have reason for the dismissal.

Kiir replaced the out going Minister with the Gen. James Hoth Mai who served as the SPLA Chief of General Staff from 2009 until one year after the outbreak of the ongoing civil war in South Sudan in 2014.

Mai is blamed by many Nuer for hesitating to defense them while he was the army chief when Dinka militias known as Mathiang Anyor killed thousands of Nuer in the capital Juba.

He is currently marred in a dispute with the out going Minister over the leadership of the Nuer Community in Juba with the later criticizing him for self-imposing himself to lead the community which he says is mostly based in UNMISS camp and abroad.

In a related development, President Kiir also sacked the governor of Lajor state James Duer Chuol and replaced him with Elijah Liech Bany.

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  • The former Labour Minister Gathoth Gathuoth was having conflict with the first vice president and he did wrote a letter to the president and that cost him losing his position. I don’t know why he was looking for Nuer community Chairman while, he is on Top Minister in the government. The former SPLA general chief of the Staffs said last time that, I was dismissed from chief of the Staffs but I am still a leader in the SPLA and the government adding, do not ignored me still one of the government Official he said.

    In another development, another former SPLA general chief of Staffs Paul Malong Awan has admitted his mistake after hearing general Jamese Hoth Moi was been appointed to the position of Labour Minister saying, he has seen many South Sudanese rebels are getting tired to stayed in the bushes for another liberation movement in South Sudan adding, he would have handle different way just what James Hoth Moi did. Malong Awan have been abandon by his own Dinka Malual of Northern Bhar el Ghazal communities and now he is trying some way to convening Dinka Council of Elders so that, they can talks to the president to forgive him the way he reacting negatively after his removal he said.

    Mawien Mawien Magol