JUBA – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has told members of the newly reconstituted Board of Directors of the National Petroleum and Gas Corporation (Nilepet) to reform the country’s most import oil institution.
The South Sudanese head of state made the remarks during the swearing in ceremony of the eight-member board of director which he recently reconstituted.
They includes Nhial Deng Nhial who is the chairperson, Josephine Napwon Cosmas as deputy chairperson, Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel as secretary, and Mayen Dut Wol, Khalid Marol Riak, Juan Alice Joshua, Benjamin Bol Mel and Chuol Pal Gai Laam as members.
Speaking during the ceremony this afternoon which was administered by South Sudan’s chief justice Chan Reec Madut, Kiir urged the newly-appointed members to reform the state form.
“I want you to be courageous and work collectively as a team to reform the National Petroleum and Gas Company in order to take full control of the Country’s oil sector in the years to come,” Kiir said, as quoted by a presidency statement.
For his part, Nhial Deng Nhial, the presidential affairs minister who is now the new head of the board said the government institution is “ready as a policy making body to discharge its duties diligently to make Nilepet active across the Petroleum value chain in the upstream, midstream and downstream on behalf of the State.”
“In a few years to come, Nilepet will take full responsibility of the Country’s oil sector operation like other National oil and Gas Corporations in Foreign Oil Producing Countries.”