Politics of Appeasement (or the much-needed Political Reconciliation among Junubiin) in South Sudan?

Posted: November 8, 2013 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Featured Articles

Kiir to appoint ex-rebels into government positions

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir is expected to appoint to ministerial and advisory positions former rebels who heeded to amnesty calls to abandon rebellion against his government, a highly-placed government official told Sudan Tribune on Thursday. The deal, according to the government official, will see two politicians loyal to the former rebel groups appointed to ministerial positions while another two will be offered advisory roles in the central and the state governments. The politicians to be appointed to ministerial and advisory positions will be from Western and Northern Upper Nile states where the rebels were active. “They will have one advisor at the central government. This has already been agreed and details about who would be appointed at the state level is being worked out,’’ the government official said. The official said Gordon Buay, a spokesperson of the former rebel groups, will be appointed an advisor on youth in the central government. “So far, Gordon Buay has been nominated to fill the post of advisor on youth empowerment,” the source who is informed about the behind- the- scene ongoing negotiations, said.

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