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2014/05/04 SPLA recaptures Nasir and Bentiu, and repulses a rebel attack on Renk. Amid diplomatic pressure to implement the 23 January Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, the presidency claims that the SPLA marched into the towns after they had been deserted by the rebel forces. However, other reports had spoken of heavy fighting. Snippet: SPLA recaptures Nasir and Bentiu, and repulses a r....
2014/04/18 China donates USD 8.5 million for humanitarian assistance, apparently through GRSS, it is announced when the Chinese Ambassador meets the Minister the Office of the President. Snippet 1837
2014/03/24 CfC Stanbic Bank (which began operations in Juba in 2012) gives a donation of KSH 10m (about USD 115,000) to the Office of the President for helping internally displaced people. Snippet
2013/11/30 President Kiir appoints a new Minister in the Office of the Presidency: Awan Guol Riak Snippet
2013/05 President Kiir dismisses Ajonge Perpetuar as both a presidential legal advisor and as a first-class judge. This is thought to be connected with disagreements she had with the President and his other legal advisor, Telar Deng, over the suspension of officials in the President's office over the theft of a large amount of cash. Snippet
2013/03/15 to 2013/08/01 On 15 and 23 March 2012, 'huge sums of money' are stolen from the Office of the President. After this fact is revealed by Sudan Tribune, President Kiir suspends three officials in the office and sets up a committee headed by SSACC Chairperson John Gatwec Lul. The report concludes the theft was done by a syndicate of office insiders, and notes a failure of office leaders to report the matter or tighten security afterwards. By 1st August it appears that at least two of the suspended officials have been reinstated. Snippet 1045
Reference Mini-review
Thon Awan, 2014/07/07. Bibliography item: Thon Awan (2014/07/07) "Corruption in the Office of the President!". (Article). Nyamilepedia. [Article] Nyamilepedia. Accessed online.

This short article contains an allegation of recent embezzlement of USD 12 million, which appears to be worthy of investigation.

Global Witness, 2014/06. Bibliography item: Global Witness (2014/06) "South Sudan: The call for a moratorium on new oil contracts". (Report). Global Witness. [Report] Global Witness. Accessed online.

This attractively-presented 8-page document argues that GRSS should stop making any more big deals with companies in the petroleum sector until it has finished enacting and implementing the legislation that is meant to regulate them. GRSS has not yet met the requirements of the 2012 Petroleum Act. The Petroleum Revenue Management Bill has long been awaiting signature in the President's office. Until these are in place, deals signed are unlikely to be very favourable for the South Sudanese people.

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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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National ministries and ministers (2011/08/26 - 2013/07/23)

The table below shows ministries and ministers during the period from late August 2011 (shortly after Independence) to 23 July 2013, when President Kiir relieved all ministers and re-configured the ministries. The number of ministries is 29 (including the two Offices of the President)

Ministry Minister Deputy/Assistant Minister(s)
Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor Kuol Wek Mamer Kuol
Defence and Veteran Affairs John Kong Nyuon Majak Agot Atem
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nhial Deng Nhial Grace Daterio (for Foreign Affairs)
Elias Nyamlel Wako (for International Cooperation)1
Office of the President Emmanuel Lowilla -
Office of the President for National Security Service Oyay Deng Ajak -
Justice John Luk Jok Paulino Wanowila Onango
Interior Alison Manani Magaya Salva Mathok Gengdit
Parliamentary Affairs Michael Makuei Lueth -
Finance and Economic Planning Kosti Manibe Ngai Marial Awou Yol
Mary Jervas Yak
Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Awut Deng Acuil Kwong Danhier Gatluak
Health Michael Milly Hussein Yatta Loli Lugar
Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin Atem Yak Atem
Agriculture and Forestry Betty Achan Ogwaro Beda Machar Deng
Roads and Bridges Gier Chuang Aluong Simon Majok Mijak
Transport Agnes Poni Lokudu Mayom Kuoc Malek
General Education and Instruction Joseph Ukel Abango Rebecca Joshua Okwaci
Higher Education, Science and Technology Peter Adwok Nyaba Gabriel Kuc Abyei
Commerce, Industry and Investment Garang Diing Akuang Kengen Jakor
Environment Alfred Lado Gore Philip Palet Gadin
Housing and Physical Planning Jemma Nunu Kumba Mary Nyawulang
Telecommunication and Postal Services Madut Biar Yel Beatrice Khamisa Wani
Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau Elizabeth James Bol
Electricity and Dams David Deng Athorbei Rhoda David Alar
Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph
Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Joseph Lual Acuil Sabina Dario Okolong
Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec Ali Keti Ochie
Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism Gabriel Changson Obuch Ojwok
Animal Resources and Fisheries Martin Elia Lomuro Nadia Arop Dudi
Culture, Youth and Sports Cirino Hiteng Lofuho -

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  1. Elias Nyamlel Wako was dismissed from this post on 2013/04/12 (ref.).

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