Dec 24, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudan president, Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, announces 28 governors of what would be 28 states of the Republic of South Sudan.
According to a presidential decree read this evening on the state owned television, president Salva Kiir removed the current ten governors and appointed the following politicians as governors of 28 controversial states.
|1||Achiso Loluko Malik||Imatong State|
|2||Louis Lobong Lojore||Namorunyang State|
|3||Africano Monday||Maridi State|
|4||Joseph Nyigele Pacifo||Amadi State|
|5||Patrick Rafael Samoi||Gbudwe State|
|6||Augustino Jadala Wani||Jubek State|
|7||Juma Ali Malou||Terekeka State|
|8||David Lokonga Moses||Yei River State|
|9||Elias Waya Nyipuoch||Wau State|
|10||Ruay Deng||Aweil State|
|11||Rizik Hasan Zacharia||Lol State|
|12||Deng Deng Akuei||Aweil East State|
|13||Bona Panek Biar||Twic State|
|14||Abraham Gum Makuach||Gogrial State|
|15||Akech Tong Aleu||Tonj State|
|16||Rin Tueny Mabor||Eastern Lake State|
|17||Abraham Makoi Bol||Western Lake State|
|18||Monydeng Majok Mel||Gok State|
|19||Dr. Nguen Monytuil||Northern Liech State|
|20||Taker Riek Dong||Southern Liech State|
|21||Mayol Kur Akuei||Ruweng State|
|22||Philip Aguer Panyang||Jonglei State|
|23||Dr. William Othon Awer||Western Nile state|
|24||Chol Thon Balok||Eastern Nile State|
|25||James Kok Ruei||Western Bieh state|
|26||Peter Bol Kong Nguth||Eastern Bieh State|
|27||Peter Lam Guoth||Latjoor State|
|28||Baba Medan Konyi||Boma State|
With exception of Louis Lobong Lojore, Rizik Hasan Zacharia and Joseph Nguen Manytuil, who retained their positions in the controversial 28 states, other governors who have worked under Salva Kiir’s leadership including the rebel governor, David Yau Yau, were left out.
The expected announcement came at a time president Salva Kiir was getting recognized and praised for receiving the first batch of advanced team of SPLM/SPLA in opposition that arrived on Monday.
Salva Kiir’s 28 states have been criticized by many South Sudanese and the International community as many believe such decision violates the recently signed peace agreement.
While analysts cite lack of resources to sustain the new states, fueling insecurity, creating tribal feuds and land disputes, it’s yet to be seen if Salva Kiir and Jieng Council of Elders will reverse the infamous decision and begin to implement the peace agreement.