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Oil ministry approves reshuffle of secondees at NilePet

Juba, South Sudan, June 03, 2021 – The Ministry of Petroleum has approved the reshuffle of secondees at the Nile Petroleum Corporation (NilePet), the national and government-owned oil company.

Oil ministry approves reshuffle of secondees at NilePet
A NilePet Fuel Station in the South Sudan capital Juba (photo credit: Supplied)

The Ministry of Petroleum says on 31st May, NilePet submitted a letter requesting the reshuffling of secondees at Joint Operating Companies namely Dar Petroleum Operating Company (DPOC), Greater Pioneer Operating Company (GPOC), and Sudd Petroleum Operating Company (SPOC).

“The Ministry of Petroleum hereby grants its approval and endorses the proposal. DPOC, GPOC, and SPOC are therefore directed to implement the directive effective from 1st June 2021,” part of the statement extended to Nyamilepedia reads.

“The Ministry shall support those who have been called back to NilePet Headquarters to smoothly transition to their new role and use the experiences they have attained while in the JOCs in building a strong and vibrant national oil company,” it continues.

Minister of Petroleum Puot Kang Chuol congratulated the secondees and advised them to work towards fulfilling the objective of the Ministry.

“The Ministry congratulates the new secondees and wishes them success in their new assignments, directs them to work hard to implement the initiative of the Ministry of Petroleum of increasing oil production, maintaining a clean environment in the oil fields, and support the implementation of the Unified Human Resource Policy Manual and Local Content Regulation 2019,” Kang said.

Mr. Kang says the NilePet secondees will temporarily occupy the Joint Operating Companies’ facilities as stipulated in the Unified Human Resource Manual and Local Content Regulation until the harmonization of tariff is agreed upon.

The Unified Human Resource Manual and Local Content Regulation has created a bond of contention between Kang and oil operating companies owned by Asians and in particular China as the document calls for a win-win situation for both foreign and local employees.

In late May, an insider told Nyamilepedia that the foreign oil companies’ operators were uncomfortable with the Minister pushing the implementation of the human resource manual and were working for Mr. Kang’s removal.

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