NOVEMBER 27,2023 JUBA …..(SSVV). In a significant move, South Sudan President Salva Kiir has made several changes to his cabinet, relieving key ministers and appointing new officials to important positions. The decision was announced through a republican decree read on state-owned TV, SSBC, on Monday evening. The reshuffle aims to bring fresh perspectives and enhance the government’s efficiency in various sectors.
Dr. Marial Benjamin, who previously served as the Minister of Presidential Affairs, has been relieved of his duties. Additionally, Kuol Athian, the Minister for Trade and Investment, and Bagasoro Bagasi, the Minister of Public Service, have also been removed from their respective positions. Furthermore, Governor Manhiem Bol of Warrap State has been relieved of his role.
To fill the vacancies, President Kiir has appointed new individuals to these crucial positions. Dak Duop Bichiok has been appointed as the new Minister of Public Service, tasked with overseeing the country’s public service sector. Bagasoro Bagasi, who previously served as the Minister of Public Service, has now been appointed as the Minister of Presidential Affairs, responsible for coordinating governmental affairs at the presidential level. Finally, Kuol Muor Muor has been appointed as the new Governor of Warrap State, entrusted with the responsibility of leading and governing the state.
The reshuffle is expected to bring fresh perspectives, ideas, and leadership to South Sudan’s government. President Kiir’s decision reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring efficient governance and addressing the evolving needs of the nation. These changes aim to streamline administrative processes, enhance public service delivery, and promote economic growth and development.
The new appointees will be expected to assume their responsibilities promptly and work diligently to fulfill their respective roles. As South Sudan continues on its path of progress and development, the government remains focused on fostering stability, peace, and prosperity for all its citizens.
This cabinet reshuffle marks a significant development in South Sudan’s political landscape, and its impact on the nation’s future trajectory will be closely watched by both domestic and international observers.