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Ruweng Governor Sacks Minister

By Dach Agoth Mayen


Ruweng State governor Mayol Kur Akuei on Monday sacked Tiop Monyluak from the State Ministry of Local Government through a gubernatorial decree.

Tiop Monyluak emerged the first Ruweng state cabinet minister to be sacked through a gubernatorial decree since the formation of the new State following 2015 Presidential order dissolving pervious 10 states and creating 28 states in the country.  

Meanwhile, governor Kur did not cite any reason that prompted him to sack his cabinet minister but said the removal was based within the administrative prerogative.  

“The governor never labels any reason behind the removal of the top minister in the state but attributed it to the administrative cases. He was removed due to the administrative reasons,” Governor press secretary said. Sources within the State who requested anonymity due to fear of reprisal said, the governor is serious with his policies and should any official work contrary to the expected responsibilities, that person will follow be removed.

He said the governor had earlier promised local populace that his administration would prioritize good governance with accountability, rule of law, transparency and responsiveness within the officials.

Early this year, the governor also reiterated his call to prioritize basic services delivery to the state community.  Attempts made by this medium to reach the ousted minister were made futile due to poor connectivity of the mobile network in the state.

President Kiir last year issued the establishment order known as presidential order no. 36/2015, for the establishment of more states in the country. Ruweng was curved from the defunct Unity and subsequently followed by the appointment of aforementioned states governor.

The other two states include Northern Liech and Southern Liech states.

Ruweng is lying at the border between Sudan and South Sudan and it is the oil rich region with many fields in its territory including Tor and Khatnar among other oil fields.

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