Salva Kiir reshuffles South Sudan cabinet

By Ismail Adam

May 31, 2009 (ST)

The President of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued presidential decrees relieving and appointing cabinet ministers in the semi-autonomous GoSS.

The newly appointed ministers with new faces in the cabinet include Regional Cooperation Mr. Oyai Deng Ajak, who served as the Chief of Staff for the Sudan People’s Liberation, Army (SPLA), minister of Cooperatives and Rural Development, Mr. Peter Abdel-Rahaman Sule, chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF) party, and minister of Telecommunications, Mr. Madut Biar.

The relieved ministers without new portfolios include Mr. Kuol Athian Mawien, Professor Philip Yona Jambi, Ms. Mary Kiden Kimbo, whose replacement is not yet appointed and Gen. (Rtd) Albino Akol Akol.

The rest of the ministers have been in the cabinet, but re-appointed in different portfolios.


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