Jan 29, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — eight out of nine newly appointed States Deputy Governors were today sworn by Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut in a ceremony presided over by President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
The eight deputy governors who took oath included Hon. Antipas Nyok Kuach Deputy Governor of Jonglei State (SPLM), Hon. Poth Madit Dut Deputy Governor of Lakes State (SPLM-IO), Hon. Tor Tungwar Kueiguong of Unity State (SPLM-IO), Hon. Angelo Biajo Taban of Western Bahre el Ghazal State (SPLM), Hon. Dr. Kennedy Gaaniko Baime of Western Equatoria State (SPLM), Hon. Ayen Mayor Makuei of Warrap State (OPP), Hon. Tong Lual Ayat of Northern Bahre el Ghazal State (OPP) and Hon. Sarah Nene Redento of Central Equatoria State (OPP).
In attendance were Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Governor of Central Equatoria State Hon. Emmanuel Adil Anthony and senior officials in the Office of the President.
The President appealed to all the States Deputy Governors to cooperate with parties and States local governments to deliver services to the people of South Sudan to the best of their abilities.
He further urged the newly sworn in States Deputy Governors to go to their respective states and serve their people, not as political Parties but as one government in determination to maintain Peace and Stability at state level.
Speaking on behalf of newly appointed SPLM States Deputy Governors, Hon. Antipas Nyok Kuach Deputy Governor of Jonglei State assured H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit that they will work tirelessly to deliver services to the people and maintain peace and stability at their respective States.
Hon. Poth Madit Dut, Deputy Governor of Lakes State who spoke on behalf of SPLM-IO urged all the Deputy Governors to go and work for the interest of the people of South Sudan and not work for the interest of their parties.
On behalf of OPP Deputy Governors, Hon. Tong Lual Ayat of Northern Bar el Ghazal State said, they will work closely with the State Governors to create jobs for the youth and ensure that the security remains calm and normal at the States.
Hon. Mary Nadio Alphonse , Deputy Governor of Eastern Equatoria State could not take the oath because she is not present in the Country.