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S. Sudan president appoints ex-defense minister as advisor

Kuol Manyang, Defense Minister, in a past event(Photo: file)
Kuol Manyang, Defense Minister, in a past event(Photo: file)

March 27, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Former South Sudan Minister of Defense Kuol Manyang Juuk has been offered an advisory role by President Salva Kiir.

In a decree read out on the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) tonight, Kiir gave Manyang the title of “Senior Presidential Advisor in the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU).”

Mayang who was Jonglei state governor until 2013 has been the country’s defense minister since 2013.

He is a senior member of Kiir’s most close allies.

Mayang is under a United States sanction list for perpetuating the ongoing civil war which began in December 2013 shortly following his appointment to the ministry.

In another decree, the president also this evening established a National Transitional Committee (NTC) for the coordination of the implementation of the security arrangements provided for on the revitalized peace agreement signed in 2018.

The committee whose membership includes senior opposition and government officials would be headed by presidential advisor on security Tut Gatluak.

Tut was the chairperson of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) whose mandate ended with the formation of the revitalized unity government.

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