JUBA – President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this evening appointed eight state governors without appointing governors for Upper Nile and Jonglei which are allocated to the SPLM-IO and South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), respectively.
According to a deal reached between Kiir and Machar last week, the SPLM-IO was given three states of Upper Nile, Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal.
However, in a decree this evening, Kiir appointed governors for Unity, Warrap, Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria as follow:
A- State governors
1 – Emmanuel Adil Anthony Wani – Central Equatoria state (SPLM-IG)
2 – Louis Lobong Lojore – Eastern Equatoria state (SPLM-IG)
3 – Makur Kulang – Lakes state (SPLM-IG)
4 – Tong Aken – Northern Bahr el Ghazal state (SPLM-IG)
5 – Nguen Manytuil Wijang – Unity state (SPLM-IG)
6 – Bona Biar – Warrap state (SPLM-IG)
7 – Sarah Kilto – Western Bahr el Ghazal state (SPLM-IO)
8 – Alfred K. K. Onyango – Western Equatoria state (SPLM-IO).
B – Chief Administrators
1 – Kuol Alor – Abyei Administrative Area (SPLM-IG)
2 – Joshua Kuani – Greater Pibor Administrative Area (SPLM-IG).
3 – William Chol – Ruweng Administrative Area (SPLM-IG)