March 12, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudan government has named Makal as a county while Malakal town shall be a municipality in Upper Nile state.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Hon. Dr. Martin Elia Lomoro, following a meeting chaired by the First Vice President, H. E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
“The territories are really clearly defined; Makal being the County and Malakal being the Municipality,” Dr. Martin Elia Lomoro stated.
Dr. Lomoro declared that “Makal County shall be comprised of Warjowk Payam, Lilo Payam, Ogodo Payam and Wau Shilluk Payam as its headquarters.”
He added that the municipality will comprise Malakal north, Malakal Centre and Malakal South.
“Malakal shall be the Municipality comprising of Malakal north, Malakal centre and Malakal south.”
The cabinet affairs minister said they reached the decision after verifying documentation and soliciting the views of the governor and his deputy.
The meeting chaired by Dr. Riek Machar was also attended by Presidential Advisor Tut Gatluak, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs Dr. Martin Elia Lomoro, Governor Abudhok and his deputy James Tor.
Last week, President Salva Kiir MAyardit appointed advisors, state ministers, county commissioners, and members of Independent Commissions for Upper Nile State but failed to appoint the commissioner of Makal County.