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2014/04/11 A General Medical Council is to be formed, announce the health and justice ministries. The Council will help set and enforce medical standards. Snippet 1779
2013/10 A Justice Ministry Legal Committee completes a tour - supported by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) - focusing on detention in four states. They find specially poor conditions in Wau Central Prison (see separate snippet) and a need for more judges in all courts. Snippet
2013/08/13 The National Legislative Assembly votes not to approve the appointment of Telar Ring Deng as Minister of Justice. The reason is partly that he lacks legal qualifications beyond a pre-law degree. He is accused of sentencing to death a respected educator, Ustaz Mayek Riak, when he was an SPLA judge during the war. Snippet 1136
2013/08 President Kiir acknowledges that in the past he authorized Telar Deng - at that time his legal affairs advisor - to approve USD 600 million, apparently for land for the National Security Services. The acknowledgement is made as a response to tough examination by the Legislative Assembly's vetting committee of Telar's suitability to be appointed as justice minister. Snippet 1135
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National ministries and ministers (August 2013 - March 2014)

 

A new configuration of national government ministries and ministers was created in late July and early August 2013. This followed the wholesale dismissal of ministers by President Salva Kiir on 23rd July. The number of ministries was reduced from 29 to 19 on 27th July, recoiling to 21 on 4th August.

The table below shows the ministries and ministerial appointments as at the end of 4th August, with notes on how they differed from 27th July.

As of the end of 4th August, the proportions of women ministers were 5/20 full ministers, and 5/12 deputy ministers.

On 16th March 2014 President Kiir issued another Republican Order, which re-divided some of these ministries, bringing the number up to 27 (ref).

 

Notes

  1. The Republican Order of 27 July combined the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining with the Ministry of Environment to make a Ministry of Petroleum, Mining and Environment. At the same time the order combined much of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, to make a Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning. But this left no explicit place for 'Industry' and 'Investment'. In the amendment order of 4 August, 'Investment' was added to the Ministry of Finance (etc) to make the new Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Investment and Economic Planning. At the same time, Petroleum and Mining became combined with Industry instead of Environment, which was given its own ministry as before.
  2. The Republican Order of 27 July combined the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Postal Services, but this was reversed in the amendment order of 4 August.
  3. The filling of several ministerial and deputy-ministerial positions was changed between the Republican Orders of 27 July and those of 4 August. The change notably increased the number of women ministers and deputy ministers. The table below summarizes these changes.
  4. The NLA refused to ratify the appointment of Telar Deng as Justice Minister, and in mid-November 2013, Paulino Wanawilla was upgraded from deputy to full minister. At the same time, the post of deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Minister for Cabinet Affairs were filled, respectively by Peter Bashir Gbandi and Selwa Gibril Beriberi. (ref)
  5. In late November of 2013, Abdalla Deng Nhial was dismissed and replaced by Deng Deng Hoc Yai (ref). At the same time, Awan Guol Riak is appointed Minister in the Office of the President (ref) to fill the post which had been left vacant initially.
Appointee Post conferred 27 July Post conferred 4 August
Kuong Danhier Gatluak Minister, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges
Abdalla Deng Nhial Minister, Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Environment
Ngor Kolong Ngor Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
Simon Majok Mijak Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges Deputy Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges
Jemma Nunu Kumba Minister, Land, Housing and Physical Planning Minister, Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources
Michael Makuei Lueth Minister, Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Rebecca Joshua Okwaci Deputy Minister, Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Minister, Telecommunication and Postal Services
Nadia Arop Dudi Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport
Catherine Juan Bennia - Minister, Land, Housing and Physical Planning
Martin Tako Deputy Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges Deputy Minister, Environment
Josephine Napwon Cosmos - Deputy Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport
Rachael Nyadak Paul - Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Lily Albino Akol Akol - Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development

 

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