JUBA — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday night promoted two diplomats in the country’s foreign ministry to grade-theee ambassadors.
This is according to a state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) where the president also issued several other presidential decrees.
The diplomats who were promoted are Amb. Dr. James Solomon Padiet and Amb. Aker Deng Majok.
In a separate decree, Kiir also appointed Maj. Gen. Martin G. Abucha, the executive director in the office of the First Vice President, as the minister of mining.
He replaced Henry Odwar who resigned as minister of mining in August this year following infighting among opposition forces.
Abucha, the new minister, is also a member of the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMMVM) representing the SPLM-IO.