Archive for August 20, 2019

Presidential Decree: Mini-Reshuffled of the Cabinet

Posted: August 20, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

President Kiir partially reshuffled his cabinet and state governors

1. Foreign Affairs Minister Nhial Deng Nhial replaced with Madam Awut Deng Achuil.

2. Madam Awut Deng Achuil, the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare replaced with Madam Jemma Nunu Kumba, the acting General Secretary of the SPLM

3. Alfred Akuoch Omoli decreed as the new Minister of wildlife, replacing Madam Jemma Nunu Kumba.

4. Minister of Roads & Bridges, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, is replaced with Hon. Simon Mijok Mijak.

5. Twic State Governor, Atem Madut Yak, replaced with Hon. Jacob Madhol Lang as the new governor.

6. Hon. Timothy Taban Juch replaces the Late Lt. Gen Johnson Gony Biliu as the new governor of Akobo State.

By IGAD, DJIBOUTI (Djibouti)

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa. It includes governments from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley, and the African Great Lakes. Its headquarters are in Djibouti City.

Tuesday, 20 August 19 (PW) — The attention of IGAD Secretariat and IGAD South Sudan Office has been drawn to a Report in the South Sudan News Agency website ( headed Leaked memo: Uganda is the real threat to peace in South Sudan. The contents of the Report are attributed to an alleged IGAD Secretariat Internal Memo leaked to the South Sudan News Agency. The location and date are indicated as Addis Ababa, August 16, 2019 (SSNA).

Responsible journalism, regardless of the medium-airwaves, electronic or print-requires bearing full responsibility for the accuracy, credibility and verification of the information sought to be conveyed before broadcasting the same to the target audience and public at large. IGAD Secretariat and IGAD South Sudan Office are not aware of any efforts whatsoever by the South Sudan News Agency to establish the authenticity of the purported leaked Internal Memo. Had this been done, it would have been very clear that IGAD Secretariat and IGAD South Sudan Office do not engage in the typology of activity and innuendos mentioned and suggested in Report. The motive of the publisher would have been called to question.

IGAD is an eight-member Regional Organisation comprised of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The Organisation’s Mission is to promote regional cooperation and integration to enhance efforts by the member States to achieve peace, security and prosperity throughout the region. In order to fulfil this Mission, IGAD’s Mandate includes promoting peace and stability in the region and creating mechanisms for the prevention, management and resolution of inter-State and intra-State conflicts within the region through dialogue. The eight member States of IGAD all signed up to IGAD’s Mission and Mandate.