By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan
January 16, 2017 (SSB) — There is an ongoing debate over the past weeks about appointment of state governors of Twic and Gogrial. It happened that one Gregory who is related to the President’s family became a governor of Gogrial.
This may not be coincidence but all appointments if done according to constitution you’ll find that no single article bars the appointing authority from doing so. All mature and qualified South Sudanese are eligible for election and appointment in various positions in their government.
We have to look at the 2011 constitution in the legal point of view before we criticise. First, the Constitution was controversial because it was thought to have given too much power to the President.