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Kiir delegates powers to governors

Mar 2, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday issued an order delegating power to the 10 states governors of the republic of South Sudan.

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN - MARCH 27: South Sudan President Salva Kiir is pictured during a meeting with German Development Minister Gerd Mueller (not pictured) on March 27, 2014 in Juba, South Sudan. Mueller is on a two day trip to Southsudan and Mali. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – MARCH 27: South Sudan President Salva Kiir is pictured during a meeting with German Development Minister Gerd Mueller (not pictured) on March 27, 2014 in Juba, South Sudan. Mueller is on a two day trip to Southsudan and Mali. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

“This Order shall be cited as Republican Order No.03/2021 for the Delegation of Power to the Governors of the Ten (10) States of the Republic of South Sudan, 2021 A.D. and shall come into force on the date of its signature by the President of the Republic,” read the order.

“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 28 (1) of the 2. Interpretation of Laws and General Provisions Act, 2006 read together with Article 106A(2)(a) of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011 (as amended), Articles 1.9.2.1, 1.16.2, 1.16.3 and Annexure D, Implementation Matrix item Numbers 20 and 21, Pages 88 and 89 of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic South Sudan (R-ARCSS) 2018, I, Salva Klir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Order for the Delegation of Power to the Governors of the Ten (10) States of the Republic of South Sudan,” the order continued.

According to the order, each State Governor was delegated the power to swear into Office the appointed State Government Officials in accordance with the provisions of the respective State Constitution and the Local Government Act, 2009, save for the power to appoint or remove.

It further stated that all the State Governors, State and Local Government Officials shall, pending amendment of the State Constitutions and the Local Government Act, 2009, exercise their respective legal mandates in conformity with the terms of the Revitalized Agreement and in a collegial manner to avoid any disagreements.

This order comes as the president is in the process of appointing local government officials for the states. 

So far, the president has appointed state officials for six states with the latest one being Unity State.

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