Archive for December 14, 2015

By Pal Chol, Juba, South Sudan

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December 14, 2015 (SSB)  —  I am taken aback by the way things are being run in this country. You find that somebody somewhere does something which is not within his/her sphere or area of responsibility. The Press Secretary in the office of the President or the Governor everywhere does hold not press conferences and neither does he speak for things outside the presidential or gubernatorial dossier.

The only person who is authorised by law is the Minister of Information who is the official spokesman of any government. The Minister in the Presidency helps schedule the meetings of the President with the government dignitaries and the visiting Heads of States or their envoys .He can give a press statement. He accompanies the President on foreign trips with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.