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May 10, 2018 (JUBA) – The Governor of South Sudan’s Central Bank, Othom Rago Ajak has been fired and his deputy Tier Tong Ngor was on Thursday named as his immediate successor.

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Former South Sudan Central Bank Governor Othom Rago Ajak (Getty)

President Salva Kiir signed the decree removing Ajak, but no reason was given for his decision.

Since the outbreak of a civil war in South Sudan, inflation has been on the rise in an economy largely dependent on oil revenues.

The president appointed Ajak to be the Central Bank Governor in January last year. He succeeded Kornelio Koryom Mayik.

STRATEGIC PLAN

In March this year, the Central Bank under Ajak launched an ambitious five-year strategic plan to tackle hyperinflation and revitalize the oil-dependent economy worsened by more than four years of conflict. It was hoped the new plan would help transform the central bank, regain lost credibility and help in fostering and ensuring price and financial system stability within five years.

The plan involved among others, building a new bank headquarter, increasing public exchange reserves, organizing its system, operations as well as building human resource capacity.

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  • 10 May 17:32, by lino

    The Konyo Konyo Government got confused!!! I have the new Governor will make advanced changes, but I am doubting the system where there is no productions that economy depends on rather than OIL.
    Diet Tong has over 30 years of banking experiences in Old Sudan. He is the best graduate from Khartoum University with honour!!!

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    • 10 May 22:57, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Mr. President,

      Sacking and appointing Central Bank’s governors will never improve our economy. The one and the only option is to make peace and stop war; then step down from power. Instead of being a Surgeon, you have now become a butcher in South Sudan. You are the first problem South Sudanese have.

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      • 11 May 03:27, by dinkdong

        You nail it buddy. Exactly what I was about to say.

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  • 10 May 17:38, by Tilo

    Sacking and hiring new officials is not gonna change the Economic status of the Country, Can some1 tell kiir that. Kiir you need to stop the war, sign and implement genuine peace with your partner then Economic situation can improve; furthermore it could take more than a year for economic to start gaining momentum.
    Sacking n hiring officials can only create u more enmity for your gov’t

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  • 10 May 18:00, by garrak1520

    It is time for someone in the circle of Kiir whisper to Kiir, he is the problem.
    the governor had an ambitious 5 yrs SP, but no tools to implement the plan since the parallel bank of South Sudan is managed by Kiir and tribesmen. The situation of South Sudan will improve once the entire government is out, and God know when. South Sudanese need to chose either Kiir or the country.

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  • 10 May 18:55, by Lenin Bull

    It is not President Kiir, it is rather war and war-mongers that are destroying our collective future as a country. You can be waging meaningless tribal wars, blocking transport routes for goods and services, destroying and setting the oil fields, stop agriculture which is the backbone of many economies in the 3rd world, and at the same time expect miracles on economy. No. Morons it is war.

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    • 11 May 11:44, by Theallseeingeye

      Lenin Bull
      I thought you said the rebel were long crashed and government is in full control of the country,and only few bandits are left in the bush. So what war are you still talking about now? you mean the Government crashed all the rebels and can’t deal with few bandits blocking transport routes for goods and services, destroying and setting the oil fields and halting the agriculture?

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  • 10 May 18:57, by Nairobimitot

    If there is no peace, it is going to be difficult for the finance ministry to tackle economic problems in the country. You must support finance ministry by stopping the war, and when the war is finished, the finance ministry will tackle hyperinflation issues in the country in a manner that is not an obstacle to the President and the country.
    I urge all of you people who are for war to Clean your house first before you invite the gues and visitors. Make peace first, and then you can attract investors who are going to the partnership with you for the development of the country.

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  • 10 May 18:58, by Lenin Bull

    This old weird wizard agwelek sympathizer should go home and enjoy his share of one and half year loots in the BOSS.

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    • 10 May 20:05, by jubaone

      Lenin
      The new Central Bank chef is another jienge from Abyei, aforeigner, "juronit" just like nus-jellaba Taban and the several Darfuris and Nubas these jienge settlers have given to their hirelings. From nothing comes nothing. Whichever changes the Kiirminal will effect, no change will occur. The more he changes, the more it remains the same. Just congenitally defect. Losers.

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      • 11 May 00:39, by South South

        jubaone,

        I am so happy to see this man out from our Central Bank. He’s Pagan’s agent, coin rebel. Let him go.

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        • 11 May 06:12, by jubaone

          South South
          At least an intelligent Collo and Dr would fix the financial chaos. But to have now a jienge won’t make any difference. From nothing comes nothing. Just congenital losers.

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          • 11 May 06:27, by South South

            Jubaone,
            We really don’t care about any rebel calling our government names. This is a country we liberated and we will hold it under very tight power, you don’t like it, it’s your own shit.

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            • 11 May 07:20, by jubaone

              South South
              Who cares for a jienge republic, whether you liberated it you can shit on it. What matters to me and other Equatorians is flushing out less intelligent savages and settlers from Equatoria. As of now, jienges are only localized in Juba and any attempts to freely wander like vagabonds will not be tolerated. How long? You jienges are trapped like rats. Kokora or death 💀.

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              • 11 May 07:23, by South South

                jubaone,
                If you, jubaone ran away from South Sudan, then who will prevent us from moving freely in any part of South Sudan? No one. Read this condition from Kiir: "South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has set one condition for the return of his former deputy and rebel chief Riek Machar to the country.

                “Riek Machar can come back to Juba here, but without even a single soldier."

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                • 11 May 07:48, by jubaone

                  South South
                  If you can’t do anything in your stinking luaks even giving you Equatoria won’t mean anything. You are just like ordinary monkeys that sit on gold chunks but don’t know what it is. Or rather on a mango tree and simply eat and shit without thinking of perhaps making juices, dry mango chips or even use the dry branches for cooking. From nothing comes nothing. Mark my words.

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        • 11 May 07:52, by Eastern

          South South,

          That has to be clear to the blind folks! Any non-dinka person serving in the tribal regime in Juba is Riek’s person, a Pagan Amum’s representative, a Thomas Cirilo’s agent....Dadada! I only blame anybody working for the Juba regime!

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          • 11 May 08:53, by jubaone

            Eastern
            Guess what? Had he fixed the financial chaos caused by these jienges, these very jienges would thumb their chests and take the credit. That is how it was during and after liberation. Just ser them on their own, they can’t fix no shit. Where on earth do you see a state governor with an open space office yet they steal and pillage like vandals? Look at their jiengestans, only good for cows.

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      • 11 May 06:48, by Lenin Bull

        Jubaone, it is done and he/she who doesn’t like it can just do one simple thing, take a sharp new razor blade and cut off his "malaath", or her "clit", and then go to west.Simple! Why did you mongrels praise the founding father of our nation for appointing that con man first of all?

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        • 11 May 07:36, by jubaone

          Lenin Fool
          Who did you say was the founding father of what? Perhaps jinga jienge republic. I don’t know whether jienges can found anything anyway. Perhaps how best to tap bullshit and bullpiss as anti analgesic. That I can understand. Just sit under a lalob tree, quack the whole day, shit and shut up.

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          • 11 May 13:31, by Lenin Bull

            Ahahahahaaaa! Jubaone, you remind me of the happy times when we were really happy as the Jieng Nation before foreigners and the war mess our happiness in our country. If you hear the sweet lyrics of those days you would wish to have it more and for it to come back. I’m not more happy today than my fathers/grandfathers.Praise God for that.

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        • 11 May 07:42, by jubaone

          Lenin Fool
          Take a razor to cut what? Perhaps its a good idea to get circumcised after all that your filthy and stinking genitals that remind us of the " prison whistle". In Juba Arabic we used to taunt naked jienges "Abu sufara". You need a cut not a scary scarification on the forehead which has drained out the good and useful blood. Now most of you are just empty worthless vessels which just have

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      • 11 May 06:56, by Lenin Bull

        Jubaone I request you to stop this blasphemy by calling our own people from Abiei "foreigners". No they are 100% pure South Sudanese without doubt. They fought hard with all their minds, bodies, resources to liberate us from all from the sham Arab bigots in Khartoum. Jubaone wake up, are you not aware that Acholi, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Turkana, Karamojong scoundrels

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        • 11 May 07:02, by Lenin Bull

          dubiously stolen our nationality identity cards, and passports, and got themselves jobs in Ministries, Commissions, businesses, embassies, consuls,and UN offices in Juba? Abiei people have their resources here with us like land, oils, rivers, forests, minerals, etc. What about these thieves, what are they bringing with them except their dirty anuses and HIV/AIDS infected Vs?

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          • 11 May 07:08, by Lenin Bull

            I mean Acholi, Madi, Kakwa, Karamojong, and Turkana from Uganda, Congo, and Kenya, not our tribes from our side of the border!

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          • 11 May 07:26, by jubaone

            Lenin
            You jienge idiot. Your kiirminal uncle himself disowned these Messiriya fecal carriers and slaves and did not recognize their 2012 referendum. Now most jienge Abyeians have voluntarily returned as slaves to their jellaba masters like household dogs. Just get out and go, scumbag. It’s these inferior creature disguising themselves as Junubin causing us headache. Witches and bitches!

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      • 11 May 10:02, by marial-akol

        Do you really read the history? the first commander of anyanya in Bahr el ghalzal region was Miokal Deng Kuol. not even that, how many SPLA personnels from Abyei? they died in ever parts of S.sudan including your own homeland(equatorial). Don’t just talks nonsense.

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  • 10 May 21:43, by Naath

    My advice to you Dinka tribal gangs’ leader Salva Kiir, the solution to an economic problem in South Sudan is not firing and replacing. What you need to do to bring stability is to bring peace, let everyone return to the country, introduce term limits for the president, step down and let other candidates run against one another for the presidency.

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    • 10 May 22:10, by Kush Natives

      Naath,
      Stop your luak mindset attitude, the man is doing great! He can sack whoever isn’t performing well. It’s the responsibility of an elected president not rebels.

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      • 10 May 23:14, by lino

        Hahaaa!!! You got big wrong this time brother! Elected Presidents around the world resign power when someone in his inner circle stolen money, kill citizens, introduce violence, and distribute suffering among people!
        Any Konyo Konyo Regime thinker or their supporters think it differently and that is the problem!!!

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        • 11 May 02:52, by Kush Natives

          Lino,
          When Angelina Teny was appointed as deputy rebel chairman in the bush, we did not complain. So, we sacked him.

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          • 11 May 04:45, by lino

            Ya poor Kuch,

            Who told you I am bushman?!!! Poor thinking. Do you read Dr. Telar’s new article?! Who should be the leader of our country?! Hahaaa!!!

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            • 11 May 05:26, by Kush Natives

              Lino,
              Excuse me! Do I look like someone that need somebody’s decision? There’s nothing wrong Telar’s article, as long he’s expressing his opinion of who to be the president. I will just vote like him, if we’re talking of democratic process. Stop criticizing the the government within, better you join the bush administration.

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              • 11 May 17:21, by lino

                Ya Kuch/Bush Natives,

                Your Bush Administration is the Konyo Konyo Regime that is governing under Gen. Kiir as now. No respect of laws, constitution, or any moral civilized democracy!!! Just Guns. Eat your bullets and bullshits; Trump is going to hold back on aids!!!

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          • 11 May 07:31, by jubaone

            Bush Natives
            You worthless jienge idiot. You even can’t tell that Angelina is a "woman" and you dare address her as "chairman" and not "chairperson or chairlady" oh jienge idiot. Only God has to recreate you, for you jienges are idiots beyond repair and use. Garbage.

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      • 11 May 09:11, by Theallseeingeye

        Kush Natives
        what if the problem is not the ministers and governors? and the problem is Kiir himself?. Kush, up to now we have witness countless number of presidential degree of sacking and appointment,in fact the finance minister & the governor of BOSS are almost being replaced of annul bases and nothing happened.therefore, statistically what does this tells you?

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        • 11 May 09:23, by Theallseeingeye

          Kush Natives
          we know that there is no valid convenient argument that you can raise to support Kiir’s clings to power rather than just being a Dinka, because if he was a none Dinka he would have not only forcefully removed but long dead as well. but all alone if that is your case, I believe there are a lot of Jienge who are not seasonably competent though, but are much better than Kiir after all.

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          • 11 May 10:29, by Kush Natives

            Theallseeingeye,
            Your opinion is not a valid point period.

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  • 11 May 14:21, by Pach David

    Dr.Kiir and his government I wonder where South Sudan Central Bank should be in the next few years under Kiir government.....

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