The 32 Federal States of the Republic of South Sudan

Posted: January 22, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, History, PaanLuel Wël

By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan

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January 22, 2017 (SSB) — On Saturday, the 14th of January, 2017, President Kiir issued a presidential decree that increased the number of federal states from 28 to 32. Here is the revised list of the 32 states of the Republic of South Sudan.

S/No State Counties Capital Past Governor Current Governor
 

THE GREATER UPPER NILE REGION (13 STATES)

1 Jonglei Bor, Twic East and Duk Bor Philip Agwer Panyang Philip Agwer Panyang
2 Fangak state Ayod, and Fangak Ayod James Kok Ruea James Kok Ruea
3 Bieh State Uror and Nyirol Waat Peter Bol Koang Moses Majiok Gatluak
4 Akobo State Akobo County Akobo Peter Bol Koang Johnson Gony Bilieu
5 Maiwut State Longchuk, Koma, and Maiwut Maiwut Peter Lam Buoth Bol Ruach Rom
6 Latjor State Ulang and Nasir Nasir Peter Lam Buoth Peter Gatkuoth Khor
7 Boma State Pochalla, and Pibor Pibor Baba Medan Konyi Sultan Ismail Konyi
8 Central Upper Nile State Akoka, Pigi, Baliet and Panyikang Malakal Chol Thon Balok James Tor Monybuny
9 Northern Upper Nile State Renk, Maban and Melut Renk Chol Thon Balok Deng Akoi Gak
10 Fashoda State Kodok and Manyo Kodok William Othon Awer Currently Vacant
11 Ruweng State Panriang and Abiemnhom Panriang Mayol Kur Akuei Thiaji de-Dut Deng
12 Southern Liech State Mayendit, Leer and Panyijiar Leer Teker Riek Dong Teker Riek Dong
13 Northern Liech State Mayom, Koch, Rubkona and Guit Bentiu Joseph Nguen Monytuil Joseph Nguen Monytuil
 

THE GREATER BAHR EL GHAZAL REGION (10 STATES)

14 Gogrial State Gogrial West and Gogrial East Kuacjok Abraham Gum Makuach Gregory Deng Kuach Aduol
15 Twic State Twic County Mayen-Abun Bona Pariek Biar Kon Manyiel Kuol
16 Tonj State Tonj North, Tonj East and Tonj South Tonj Akech Tong Aleu Akech Tong Aleu
17 Gok State Cueibet County Cueibet Madang Majok Meen Madang Majok Meen
18 Western Lake State Rumbek North, Rumbek East, Rumbek Center and Wulu Rumbek Abraham Makoi Bol Abraham Makoi Bol
19 Eastern Lake State Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial Yirol Ring Tueny Mabor Ring Tueny Mabor
20 Aweil East State Aweil East county Wanjok Deng Deng Akuei Deng Deng Akuei
21 Lol State Raja, Aweil North and Aweil West Raja Rizik Zachariah Hassan Rizik Zachariah Hassan
22 Aweil State Aweil South and Aweil Center Aweil Ronald Ruai Deng Ronald Ruai Deng
23 Wau State Jur River and Bagari Wau Elias Waya Nyipouch  Andrea Mayar Achor
 

THE GREATER EQUATORIA REGION (9 STATES)

24 Jubek State Juba County (Bari, Lokoya, Nyangwara communities) Juba Augustino Jadalla Wani Augustino Jadalla Wani
25 Terekeka State Terekeka, Jemeiza, Gwor, Tali and Tigor Terekeka Juma Ali Malou Juma Ali Malou
26 Yei River State Yei, Lainya, Morobo and Kajo Keji Yei David Lokonga Moses David Lokonga Moses
27 Tambura State Tambura and Nagero Tambura Patrick Raphael Zamoi Patrick Raphael Zamoi
28 Gbudwe State Yambio, Ezo, and Anzara Yambio Patrick Raphael Zamoi Badagu Daniel Remposa
29 Amadi State Mvolo, Mundri West and Mundri East Mundri Joseph Pachiko Joseph Pachiko
30 Maridi State Maridi and Ibba Maridi Africano Monday Africano Monday
31 Imatong State Lopa, Torit, Ikotos and Magwi Torit Natisio Loluke Manir Natisio Loluke Manir
32 Kapoeta State Kapoeta North, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta South and Budi Kapoeta Louise Lobong Lojore Louise Lobong Lojore

(A) Greater Equatoria States (9 states)

  1. Imatong State (Torit) — Lopa, Torit, Ikotos and Magwi counties
  2. Kapoeta State (Kapoeta) — Kapoeta North, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta South and Budi counties
  3. Maridi State (Maridi) — Maridi and Ibba counties
  4. Amadi State (Mundri) — Mvolo, Mundri West and Mundri East counties
  5. Gbudwe State (Yambio) — Yambio, Ezo, and Anzara counties
  6. Tambura State (Tambura) — Tambura and Nagero counties
  7. Jubek State (Juba) — Juba county (Bari, Lokoya, Nyangwara communities)
  8. Terekeka State (Terekeka) – Terekeka, Jemeiza, Gwor, Tali and Tigor counties
  9. Yei River State (Yei) — Yei, Lainya, Morobo and Kajo-Keji counties

(B) Greater Bahr el Ghazal States (10 states)

  1. Wau State (Wau) — Jur River and Bagari counties
  2. Aweil State (Aweil) – Aweil South and Aweil Center counties
  3. Lol State (Raja) – Raja, Aweil North and Aweil West counties
  4. Aweil East State (Wanjok) — Aweil East county
  5. Twic State (Mayen-Abun) – Twic County
  6. Gogrial State (Kuacjok) – Gogrial West and Gogrial East counties
  7. Tonj State (Tonj) – Tonj North, Tonj East and Tonj South counties
  8. Eastern Lake State (Yirol) — Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial counties
  9. Western Lake State (Rumbek) — Rumbek North, Rumbek East, Rumbek Center and Wulu counties
  10. Gok State (Cueibet) — Cueibet county

(C) Greater Upper Nile States (13 states)

  1. Northern Liech State (Bentiu) — Mayom, Koch, Rubkona and Guit counties
  2. Southern Liech State (Leer) — Mayendit, Leer and Panyijiar counties
  3. Ruweng State (Panriang) — Panriang and Abiemnhom counties
  4. Jonglei State (Bor) – Duk, Bor and Twic East counties
  5. Western Nile State (Kodok) — Kodok and Manyo counties
  6. Northern Upper Nile State (Renk) — Renk, Maban and Melut counties
  7. Central Upper Nile State (Malakal) — Akoka, Pigi, Baliet and Panyikang counties
  8. Fangak State (Ayod) —Ayod, and Fangak counties
  9. Bieh State (Waat) – Uror and Nyirol counties
  10. Akobo State (Akobo) — Akobo County
  11. Maiwut State (Maiwut) — Longuchuk, Maiwut and Koma counties.
  12. Latjor State (Nasir) — Ulang and Nasir counties.
  13. Boma State (Pibor) — Pochalla, and Pibor counties

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  3. N D Billinghurst says:

    Is there a way to get a copy of the map showing the 32 states over-layed on the former 10 states?

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  5. Daniel Yuootdit says:

    Truly, we need one more state to make the total 33 states; that is, the new state to be created is Bor, then Jonglei state will remain with Twiy-East and Duk. This is for security reasons and division of wealth or public resources; which at present don’t reach Twiy-East and Duk. Please, be very fair to this reasoning.
    Thank you
    Man of UT.

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  6. Man of UT says:

    Please read their thinking below:

    South Sudan dialogue body proposes to re-establish colonial three provinces

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    National Dialogue Steering Coimmittee members take oath of office on May 22 2017 at the Freedom Hall, Juba, South Sudan (Photo SSND)

    November 13, 2018 (JUBA) – The South Sudan National Dialogue (SSND) body has proposed to re-establish the three-province system in the country saying it was a valid administrative division.

    The SSND steering committee, on 23 October 2018, endorsed a “Proposal on the Reorganization of the South Sudanese State”. This document will be discussed and amended in regional meetings to be held across the country and the National Conference before to be presented to the revitalized transitional government when it is formed in 2019.

    The text seeks to assess several national issues including the performances of the South Sudan ruling SPLM and severely condemn the single-party political system established after the independence.

    The document keeps silent on the contested 32 states established by President Kiir in October 2015. But it points to the failure of the 10-state administrative system inherited from Sudan saying it had not worked.

    Following what the text proposes to revert back to the three colonial provinces of Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria and Upper Nile and to restore with it the same subdivision of administrative districts as they had existed before.

    Accordingly, Bahr el-Ghazal will be subdivided to “seven districts as they stood before independence as ­ Aweil; Gogrial; Lakes; Eastern Lakes; Raga; Tonj; and Wau, with their colonial district capitals”.

    “Equatoria should revert back to its colonial districts of Juba; Kapoeta; Maridi; Tombura; Torit; Yei; and Yambio”.

    “Upper Nile reverts back to its districts of Akobo; Bentiu; Bor; Kodok; Malakal; Nasir; Pangak; and Renk.”

    The proposal underscores that there may be a need to operate some “minor adjustments” due to increased population or other reasons.

    “You can call these states or regions, whatever names or titles you wish. The idea is to rethink the type of administrative reforms from here because these were the only administrative formations that South Sudanese political rivals did not contest,” adds the document.

    During the revitalization forum, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) proposed to re-establish the three provinces system. But the idea was not retained by the mediation as they preferred to leave the fate of the controversial 32 states be decided during the transitional period.

    The People’s Democratic Movement of Hakim Dario which, rejected the revitalized agreement, called for a federal system of governance during the transitional period, based on three autonomous regions of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr el-Ghazal with their borders as they stood on 1st January 1956.

    The ambitious SSND proposal provides to elect the governors of the three provinces through a universal suffrage and that the president of the republic or any authority cannot relieve them except in case of impeachment.

    In the national level, the dialogue body goes to propose the rotation of the South Sudan presidency between the three provinces of Bahr el-Ghazal; Equatoria and Upper Nile.

    During the peace celebration day in Juba on 31 October, President Salva Kiir called on the opposition groups to join the government-initiated process of the national dialogue.

    Only, the SPLM-IO reacted to the proposition saying they formed a committee to evaluate the process and how to combine it with the reconciliation process of the revitalized peace agreement.

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