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Salva Kiir reshuffles South Sudan cabinet


By James Gatdet Dak

May 31, 2009 (JUBA) – The President of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued presidential decrees relieving and appointing cabinet ministers in the semi-autonomous GoSS.

The Decree was issued on Sunday and with effect from 31st May 2009.


1- Mr. Paul Mayom Akech, Minister of Internal Affairs

2- Mr. Kuol Athian Mawien, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning

3- Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Regional Cooperation

4- Mr. David Deng Athorbei, Minister of Transport and Roads

5- Mr. Anthony Lino Makana, Minister of Commerce and Industry

6- Professor Philip Yona Jambi, Minister of Cooperatives and Rural Development

7- Mr. Gabriel Changson Chang, Minister of Information and Broadcasting

8- Mr. Gier Chuang Aluong, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

9- Ms. Mary Kiden Kimbo, Minister of Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs

10- General (Rtd) Albino Akol Akol, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports


1- Mr. Gier Chuang Aluong, Minister of Internal Affairs

2- Mr. David Deng Athorbei, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning

3- Mr. Oyai Deng Ajak, Minister for Regional Cooperation

4- Mr. Anthony Lino Makana, Minister of Transport and Roads

5- Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Commerce and Industry

6- Mr. Peter Abdel-Rahaman Sule, Minister for Cooperatives and Rural Development

7- Mr. Paul Mayom Akech, Minister of Information and Broadcasting

8- Mr. Madut Biar, Minister for Telecommunications and Postal Services

9- Mr. Gabriel Changson Chang, Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports

The newly appointed ministers with new faces in the cabinet include Mr. Oyai Deng Ajak, who served as the Chief of Staff for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), Mr. Peter Abdel-Rahaman Sule, chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF) party, and Mr. Madut Biar.

The relieved ministers without new portfolios include Mr. Kuol Athian Mawien, Professor Philip Yona Jambi, Ms. Mary Kiden Kimbo, whose replacement is not yet appointed and Gen. (Rtd) Albino Akol Akol.

The rest of the ministers have been in the cabinet, but re-appointed in different portfolios.


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  • 31 May 2009 19:32, by Kim Deng


    What forced Mr. President of GoSS to reshuffle his cabinet at this time? Will it bring change to his corupt govt or not? With no doubt, Dr. Benjamin Marial was fired without any new position and replaced him with Peter Sule as a deal between the two leaders from different politcal parties with opposit objectives.

    Of course, Lt. General Oyai Deng Ajak was dismissed from the position he likes the most and given a new post without his consense. Yet Mr. King is going to appoint a new face from his kin to Chief of Staff position.

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    • 1 June 2009 02:18, by jongli

      donnt make scense , taking oyai from his rightful place to the wrong place is stupid mistake.this man is well known as military leader then mr kiir. he conduct most successfull military operation for the spla and there is no way to take that right away from him.he has a career in military and i don,t thing he know much about diplomacy.

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    • 1 June 2009 09:23, by marial mach aduot mach

      The move by the president on my view is well done for it will allow the new challengers face new challenges. Oyei and other ministers will be the new broom in the system and that will not only create the motivation, but they will sweep clean the operation in their new portfolios that has different mindsets compared to what they had been in it for these long time. I am fan of Oyei if it comes to military capability but there are still many Oyei out there in south Sudan military Unite who are capable of assuming his previous position as the army chief of staff.

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      • 1 June 2009 11:13, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Dear President
        The reshuffling is still fair, though Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin instead supposed to be promoted, he is the right person to work as the Regional Cooperation minister.
        For SPLA is also good but SPLA is the army, don’t make a mistake of making the SPLA to be like SPLM.
        Changing of chief staff does not matter but no need to bring some body either from your tribe or young officer from lower Rank like what we heard in the first news yesterday evening.
        There fore chief of staff need strong person like either Pieng Deng or Peter Bol Kong who will not involve himself in political matter in the civil society.

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    • 1 June 2009 12:53, by patrick william

      I don’t know where these practices will take us when we are talking about reshuffling, sovereignial posts are still in Dinka hands!

      Does is it mean changing by replacing dinkas by dinkas?
      If we are talking balancing let be represented according to the regions we fed up of these same faces.

      You should know any story has its end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Remain Army then we shall see who will replace Oyei If you want peace it should be Isaac Mamur Mete.
      enough from Dinka!!!!!!!!
      Because they are malfunctioning!

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      • 1 June 2009 14:13, by Dinka Aliap Chawul

        Dear Patric W.First of all i congritulates u for expressing your views publically,however when come back to your proposals that powers should be share according to the states/represent in regional level will not makes scense why? doing so will be suicidal to our GOSS AND SS community because people should be given a post that they`re better qualified for,iam not saying Dinka`s are a better qualified people neither do i wants govt that`s dominated by one ethnic group,S.Sudan is for all no matter whoever you are.Let works in promoting our country through development,peace and unity amongst each other.Mr Oyai Deng Ajak is better in military than the current post he`s given, S.Sudan is not yet fully independent so we needs to keep our SPLA soundable with a present of such strongmen like Oyai Dengdit.BLEZZING FOR U ALL

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      • 1 June 2009 16:25, by Tahrir

        Well this reshuffle was long expected, its indeed necissary but i agree that some questionable Ministers should have been sidelined altogether not just transfered to another ministry.
        and again on Cdr Oyai’s Replacement, he indeed served the army well and i wish him all the best in his new post. in this regards, congratulations to General JAMES HOTH MAI for his appointment as Chief of staff. he is the right man for the job having risen through the ranks and his faithfulness to the movement. SPLM/SPLA OYEEEEEE!

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    • 4 June 2009 03:44, by Jerie

      To begin with, your accusation of the Presidnet that he made an appointment out of a deal with a leader of another political party does not make sense at all since you contradicted your statement with the assertion that they have opposite objectives. How can two people with different objectives possibly broker a deal?

      Secondly, there’s nothing called ’a position he likes most’ since individuals do not scramble for cabinet positions but are appointmented by the President based on his perception of individuals’ capabilities. Furthermore, Lt. Gen. Oyai Deng doesn’t need to consent to an appointment since he’s not asked whether he’d like such or such a position, but rather he is appointed. The least he could do is turn down the appointment! And you can eat and choke on your words about the President appointing a new face from his Kin to Chief of Staff since he hasn’t!!! Lt. Gen. James Hoth Mai is Nuer, and we all know he is no kin of H.E. Pres. Kiir.

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  • 31 May 2009 19:35, by The Best Generation

    Congra;H.E Salva Kiir,I am among the forefront supporters of your bold decisions since the inception of your leadership in South Sudan.This shows your potentiality to rule the whole Sudan following the up coming election.
    Furthermore,is my humble appeal to Your Excellency,if your esteemed administration could place H.E.Changson Chang instead of H.E. Kuol Athian because of his zeal and commitment that he shown us, the citizens of S.Sudan,when he Acted in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Plannning in this GOSS-instead of the former Minister H.E. Arthur K.in early 2007.
    To tell the least he did in his three month session in the office:He managed to restore the cut off portion the civil servants’ salareies and expelled the Islamic Banking systems in the south Sudan and replace it with the secular Banking systems and many more.
    So save the south from the current economic down fall,plzzzzzz,I beg Your Excellence,to name Him in that Ministry for the sake of your patriotism and nationism.

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    • 31 May 2009 21:43, by M’ alual

      A great decision for Mr President Kiir, which we must all welcome, regardless

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      • 31 May 2009 22:47, by sudanman

        this move will in fact exacerbate things in the south.Believe it or not.there will be a huge problems in the days or months to come.

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        • 1 June 2009 01:15, by Alex Lokojoru

          I think Kirr is behaving like his partner Omer Beshir or even more worse. Actually I would love to see Kirr shave his beared to distinguish him from NIF (NCP) members.Also he should take off his hat so that people can see what type of head he has. Otherwise, he has to go to the Huge together with Omer Beshir or atleast go to look after his cattle that he has looted during the war and during his corrupt governement and leave politics to those capable.

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      • 1 June 2009 01:40, by truth to be told in SouthSudan

        What incompetes Salva is ? how many times do Salva want to reshuffles his Admistration to get things right? I do not cares much about , whom he would like to serves in his admistration, but he should be aware that South Sudan is not one man mansion or houses, and he should be aware that people are getting tired of his incompetes decisions. Why do Salva always rushed to reshuffles when people are crique of his admistration ? To be honest, Southsudan is now heading in very wrong direction under Salva, because anyone with different opinion is always either demoted or fired by Salva. what kind of a leader is Salva? Oyai Deng Ajak is a great warrior and he deserves the profolios of chief of staff or SPLA minister of Defence? who else will filed the shoes of Oyai maybe Salva daughter or nephews ? I fill really sad of how South Sudan is now heading into a open pit under Salva.

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      • 1 June 2009 15:31, by Eric

        Well, its good to reshuffles those who are incompetent other than switching them around to excercise their inabilities and corruption in those other departments. People like Paul Mayom could have been completely dismissed because of his failure to attain atleast security in the South. Oyayi has not experience in deplomacy, appointing him as the minister of Regional cooperation will not make any impact but worsen the whole situation.

        Why is Kiir funicking like that, does he think this how he will wind the upcoming elections? He made his own downfall from the impact of this act. If he was so blind all these times to identify the incompetency of some of his combinet.

        In conclusion, just wait and see to home with your kitchen cabinet. Indeed Southern Sudan is at the hands of cheavanist

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  • 1 June 2009 01:45, by Nile

    oh My G^d Salva Kiir is really confused, i mean come on what’s up with these reshuffles? this is not a good time to do the reshuffles and if those ministers have failed to do their duties why can he just replaced them with news ones insteady of switching them around? I think Salva needs some medical check up or something because anyone who has brian know very well that if a minister is removed from his or her position there are atleast some reasons behind it. however, in case of so called Salva Kiir Maryardit, he is doing things as he wishes so there is nothing we can do rather than wait for the outcome of these reshuffles. why he removed Kuol Athian Mawien? Or was it becuase he said that some govt officials who have borrowed huge rate of money from the Nile comericial Bank and if not pay back within 3 weeks their names will be publisshed in the media.

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    • 1 June 2009 02:56, by truth to be told in SouthSudan

      Hi Mr. Niles,
      I completely agreed with you on that point. Salva was very nervous about the news that Mr. Athian said on publishing the names of people who owed the money to Niles commercial Bank. This is the 2nd time that Salva demoted or fires someone regarding legal issues surrounding Nile commercial Bank corruption. a NCB branch managment was fire when she made a remark about those who had borrowed lumps sums of money from the bank and did not repay it back. I thik Salva is so incompetes that he do not realized that all his moves are already registrated in people minds. I can not wait to votes Salva out of office during election.

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      • 1 June 2009 03:37, by Kun P. Kun

        Mr. President is wrong in certain extends, but he may have a reason of why he made switched around to some of them folks. My question would be: what different could it make if these ministers failed their first tasks?

        However, there is no concerate reason in which Lt. Gen. Oyai Deng Ajak would be come as the Regional Coorporation. If this man retired from the Army (SPLA) than he would have every right to appointed him as a minister. Also what exprience does this man have beside military one?

        In my point of view, the President may have someone in mind who will do better job than appointed Regional Coorporation as the Chief of Staffs of SPLA.

        In addition, the Minister of Finance would have been given to someone else beside that name I have seen. Anyway, good luck to those folks on their new task.

        May heavenly God bless the South Sudan and her people!

        Later time folks,


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        • 1 June 2009 05:42, by John K

          what the hell can this reshuffling do at this critical time. Perhaps our president was drunk when he was doing this bloody reshuffling.This reshuffling has proved that salva kiir and his advisers that they are really out their minds. Because how would you for example appointed medical doctor to become finance minister, soldier who doesn’t know any thing else apart from ministry to become minister for regional and cooperation, for christ sake what will this guys do in this positions. However, i will talk much about his reshuffling because both his current ministers and previous will not bring any change to southern sudan apart from corruptions that they are wellknow africawide.

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          • 2 June 2009 06:29, by Cush Kingdom

            John K don’t take personal, express you view but don’t use that language. you are way far from politics,


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      • 1 June 2009 04:56, by MADIT MAJAK CHOL

        Dear Mr.President Salva Kiir,

        First i would like to Congratulation to the new minister has been appointed by president Salva Kiir Mayardit. That is good to elected a new faces in your cabinet, but are you sure that this people will do good work for southern Sudanese people? The way I look at this ministers, they seem like they will follow the same footstep like others who took some $$$$$ to their pockets and ran a way with them. Mr. Kiir you have to do batter job by keeping eye on your cabinets because the people who are working with you in your government are not doing a good job to the people of south Sudan.Because what they are do is for their benefit, but not for Southern Sudanese benefit.Don’t you getting mr. President Kiir this people you are hired time to time they are taking adantageous of people of Southern Sudanese. We people of Southern Sudanese we need people in our government who care of their people, but not for themselves Mr. President you have walk up because the time is running out.

        Mr Salve Kiir, why don’t you choose people outside in southern Sudan? I mean people who are in U.S, Canada, and Australia these people are willing to do batter job than beach losers in your government. If you want southern Sudan to be developing, you have to reach out to the different people that know how to ran government well. Mr. President Kiir if you want your government to be well recognizing, and stranger government; you have to stop hiring the same people everytime because you moved the same people to a different position to position while they don’t know what the huge they are doing.

        you have to hiring the best people who have good experience, and well educated. People don’t like to take others people money, or people don’t say that I am from this tribes, but united all tribes together. People who don’t care for themselves, but care for the will of Southern sudanese people. These are the kind of people you have to hiring. I hope one day you will learn that you are not doing wonderful job to the people of southern. also you will learn that what are the right people for the job, and people who arn’t. I hope they Cabinets you choosen will do batter than others. Good luck Mr.President!! I wish Southern Sudanese for their success!! God all bless
        by Madit Majak

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        • 1 June 2009 05:33, by Michael Madit Magot

          Thanks Kiir,

          The only thing you forgot is to reshuffle Riek Machar to minister of culture, youth and sport.
          He is the root of all those corruptions within the Goss.

          Reshuffling is good in the sense that it give those capable a chance to explore their strength in the field in which they are experienced and qualified.
          However, that must be done in accordance with the qualification one possess.

          Corruption is indeed ramphant and may be this reshuffling will heal some wounds.

          Once more thank for the reshuffling and don’t forget next time to reshuffle Riek for he is the source of all those messes in Goss.

          BE BLESSED.

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          • 1 June 2009 05:56, by John Chol

            Common guys, Mr. Kuol Athian wan NOT the one who said he will publish the names of money defaulters. It was Malok Aleng. Otherwish, that got nothing to do with reshuffled.

            In addition, the reshuffling is not bad but I wander why the president and those who recommended them didn’t recognized the capabiliity of Mr Gabriel Changson to hold finance, economic and Planning minestry?

            I think Changson manage funds well. Maybe things wouldn’t be the same during Deng Athorbei tenur. we will see soon how he will act.

            Congrat.... to all of them.

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          • 1 June 2009 06:01, by Nile


            stop dreaming Salva will never replace Dr. Riek with anyone else. he has no authority to do so, do you remember last year once Salva tried to replace Dr. Riek at splm 2nd convention? if you do then you probably know that it didn’t work out. Now Riek is the only who is waiting to replace Salva and not the other way around.

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            • 1 June 2009 06:39, by D LIGTH

              i really wonder how stupid is dis guy is [jongli] i dont kno if u mean wat u say or u juss talk coz u feel likes , how do u compare kiir and oyai do u really kno kiir position in government of sudan b4 not spla, listen fool kiir has more military background than ur uncle oyai . lets say during de spla time when spla were figthing have u even hear oyai name in spla radio , he was juss jonh garang bodyguard fro 1986 to 1990 im not go in detail

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              • 1 June 2009 07:59, by William Okuch

                Nation has spoken and explained how pain has deepened in their souls. But Unconscienous president Kiir is so deaf and dumb to listen or to speak.
                Nation voice travelled and echosd for democratic redemption for which their children, husbands, blinds, deaf, dumb, handicap, old, young, king, chief, woman, boy, girl and cripple dead.
                Today, Dinka chief has gave them stone and snake.

                Kiir, you do not have legitimate power to reshuff what you call governmental officials.
                You are there to implement CPA by preparing democratic mobility. Your decision today accumulate your administrative failure. As you must give up the power before you totally killed CPA.
                Please, listen and listen go back to try ruling your village first. Go now or accept democatic process in South.

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          • 1 June 2009 11:38, by kuur Deng

            To kiir opposers,

            First and foremost, I would like congretualate Mr.president Kiir Mayardit that he had shown his potentials capabilities of make a new chapter for this nation. Nonetheless, but for the smooth ranning of GOSS.That useless shuluk is the right person to be remove and put in that position because he made the army to be the source of getting wealth but you leave one culprit called Mathok you should reshufle him and give him another position if at all you want the good governance to exxist and should be given another position and live the army a lone because he was one time SPLA enemy.
            Back to you guys,you bittly comments against him because of so called conflicts of interest.Yes your uncles and fathers have looted public resources for their family affairs so they have to deserve change as its paramount. The little money being thrown by Beshir shouldn’t be the focus of the day rather than ’’Freedom" yes this like a bone without flash given to the dogs so that they had to quarells themselves.The fact remains corruption is now the top poriority in the south but we have to accept changes for the smooth ranning of our government and you need to that those minsters are still saving the government unless if we have adapted the of gafting things as a culture of impunity. This is just to test the capability individuals leadership.

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            • 4 June 2009 06:34, by Martin D Ajhak

              Thank Kuur Deng,
              One thing you and President Kiir should acknowledge is that reshuffling is not a strategy of curving corruption in GOSS as there are many other ways of dealing with corruptists that Southerners have waiting to hear and see.

              Strategies like, sacking & dismissal , imprisinment,trial of those confirmed , dissolution of the entire ruling body, and more importantly passing an enabling act that give Anti-corruption powers to act independently.

              All the above mentioned would have save Mr Kiir and SPLM/A party the trust, faith, and loyalty of all marginalised Sudanese.Now on the contrary, the opposite is that the public are lossing faith of SPLA/M party .

              Frankly, the legacy of any serving government always remain on the party’s shoulder . Kiir signs of incompetence are revealed by all these reshuffles and inactiveness on pending corruption cases.

              Note; Reshuffling is not a corruption strategy ,it is a disguish of the same crooks who knows nothing else than looting of the public resources.

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          • 1 June 2009 12:22, by Raan Naath

            Dear Michael Madit,

            If South Sudan president Kiir reshuffle Dr. Riek Machar Teny, who can run the government of Southern Sudan?I think Kiir is really seeing the role playing by Dr. Machar in the governmnet of Southern Sudan.

            Machar is working hard night and day to bring peace in Southern Sudan.

            please Micheal know that Kiir is too consultative leader who cannot dismiss his deputy without good reason..

            Machar and Kiir are working toward independence of South Sudan than Dr.Garang who talked about NEW SUDAN.

            Please new ministers take your roles serious .

            This time before referendum is very critical who committed leaders.


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          • 1 June 2009 14:04, by m malual

            No we don.t expect Mr president to fire Riek although we know he had stabbed the moment at the back especially at the times when we would have won the battle ,let ’s forgive him and leave him to wander around and if he doesn’t do any good to the people of southern Sudan than we will judge him by his second misconduct . in the meantime leave mr president alone wiz his reshuffling but he must make sure not to be trick by NCP, that is my worry not reshuffling , i don’t care whether he put his brother as chief of staff.
            and God bless southerns i love you all.

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        • 1 June 2009 11:28, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

          Dear Madut Majak Chol
          Do you mean President Salva Kiir can choose American and English?
          Why don’t you first come to Sudan so that the President will appointed you.
          Now some of you Nationalize themselves in US, UK and Australia and now you claim to be choose by the president leaving the liberators unemployed, shame on you.

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        • 1 June 2009 12:46, by Maker Deng

          What type of reshuffles is it? i can’t imagine the Government which is lead by one tribe in this world,I am from that tribe and i am discrouge with it.How many Dinkas are there as appointed ministers? Is Dinka the only tribe with portential people who can lead the people of South Sudan?If not, What is the logic behind the deal?There is no where in this world you exist without your friends,Hence What kind of social cummunity shall we ly onto.Please dear Dink Trible!! Think twice and look for the future our people because the world is changing and we are still being abuse by the people who are not suppose to have words in the History of our father,It is horrible to read every article where our belove tribe is insulted.However,Kiir show the World that he is anti-corrupt leader,though we remain with a rought dog in one of the ten states.

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          • 1 June 2009 16:11, by Lual Garang De Lual

            To so called Maker Deng,
            I must call a propagandi who has his own intention of not telling the trust when it need to be said. See the attach list of the ministries of Government of Southern Sudan and their distribution. There are twenty three (23) ministries and nine ministries are given to Equatorian which is representing about 23-9 = 14, 9/23 mutiple by 100%. Equatorian make 39% at the ministerial level apart from Juba being the capital which can benefit children and wives.

            H.E Lt. General Salva Kiir Mayardit

            VICE PRESIDENT
            H.E Lt. General Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhorgon

            Dr. Luka Biong Deng


            Political Advisor
            Mr. Lual Diing Wol

            Mr. John Kong Nyoun

            Fr. George Kinga

            Mr. Lado Gore

            Madam Rebbeca de Mabior

            Mr. Abdalla Albert

            Peace and Reconciliation
            Mr. Ismail Kony

            Social Services
            Dr. Thepphilus Ochang

            Border Conflict Resolution
            Mr. Abdel Bagi Ayei Akol


            1. Housing, Land and Public Utilities
            Minister: Mr. Martin Ohuro Okerruk

            2.Cabinet Affairs
            Minister: Dr Luka Tombekana Manoja

            3. Parliamentary Affairs
            Minister: Martin Elia Lomuro

            4. Internal Affairs
            Minister: Gier Chuang Aluong

            5. Finance and Economic Planning
            Minister: Mr. David Deng Athorbei

            6. Regional Cooperation Minister:
            Mr. Oyai Deng Ajak

            7. Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development
            Minister: Justice Michael Makuei Lueth

            8. Education, Science and Technology
            Minister: Professor Job Dhoruai

            9. Health Minister:
            Dr. Joseph Monytuiel Wiejang Akol

            10. Industry and Mining
            Minister: Mr. John Luk Juk

            11. Commerce and Industry
            Minister: Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin

            12. Information and Broadcasting
            Minister: Paul Mayom Akech

            13. Telecommunications and Postal Services
            Minister: Mr. Madut Biar

            14. Transport and Roads
            Minister: Mr. Anthony Lino Makana
            Under Secretary: Dr Daniel Wani

            15. Environment, Wildlife and Tourism
            Minister: Mrs. Agnes Lukud

            16. Agriculture and Forestry
            Minister: Dr. Samson Lukare Kwaje

            17. Animal Resources & Fisheries
            Minister: Dr. Festo Kumba

            18. Labour, Public Service & Human Resource Development
            Minister: Mrs. Awut Deng Acuil

            19. Culture, Youth and Sports
            Minister: Gabriel Changson Chang

            20. Rural Development and Co-operatives
            Minister: Peter Abdel Rahaman Sule

            21. Gender, Social Welfare and Religious Affairs
            Minister: Vacant currently

            22. Water Resources and Irrigation
            Minister: Mr. Joseph Duer Jakok

            23. SPLA Affairs
            Minister: Mr. Nhial Deng Nhial

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  • 1 June 2009 07:36, by Busta

    Thank God for Makana!!!!!!

    God has finally heard WES prayers due to the fact that, those who were there didn’t want to think about constructing road to WES.

    Now Makana (Minister of Road) please without fear or favor, the priority should first go to your people the same things Dinkas did when they were in that position and we are behind you.

    I am calling upon all WES people to cerebrate because Tarmac road is just at the corner and very soon we will see change believe me!!!!!!!!!!

    Makana oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    Logic boy am kindly asking you to deal ERM which you were about to start let see what come out from this man of God who has just come into power.

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    • 1 June 2009 08:32, by william wol

      Yes yes indeed, reshufling is not bad thing as other thought it to be, but there are some points to be considered, one who to replace whom, two which post to be given to whom to mention a few,otherwise you are reshufling yourself meanwhile the enemy is threatening to ban your party out north!! it is better to get prepared rather than firing our main warriors now.

      Secondly, dear John K.I absolutely disagreed with you on one point which said it would be better for Kirr to bring qualified personnel fron abroad in case of any replacement!! in fact, there is a proverb which said sat theif to catch a theif, but another idiom said that the devil you know is better than an angel you do not know.the second one is sound correct, because you can not appoint some body who is out of your sight.

      May Almight God bless all southerners with justice and forgiveness.

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    • 1 June 2009 08:53, by Ngolele

      People do not shade crocodile tears, because in the first place who brought Kir to power, if we can agree that he came in a corrupt way which has the same features of a coup, then it is likely that he would behave in the same perspective like any military juntor. For when Bashir come to power what happen to the public service and public fund,see the latest NCP reshuffle of the ministries Awad el jas to finance,sabdarat to law etc, etc just cris crossing, to fool those who can not see that the govt is not one sided.

      go slight down to Nimeri and Aboud, go futher up to the Mahadist era and read what Khalifa Abdullai did to consolidate his position after death of the Mahdi. why do you think Kir will be execption? these guys are the same and what they are doing is just copy and paste policies, all of them are criminal, they will all face the hague, dead or alive.

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  • 1 June 2009 07:52, by Othogomoi

    this is good,but it will encourage those newly appointed ninister to grabbe and steal money for themselves,because their future is gloomy,and they imagine that one day,they will be on street like their friends.
    the poor relieved minister of finance was nothing and he did nothing and return to nothing.what a shame is he?
    can such people develop south Sudan.
    may God help south Sudan

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    • 1 June 2009 08:05, by Toposa Boy southerner

      Mr. Salva Kiir mayaar ditt

      Minister of cows and goats

      That’s the place he belong

      Reshuffling will never bring any good to southerners

      New unknown face’s that’s what people want to see

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      • 1 June 2009 08:35, by Hillary B.M.L,M

        There is hidden Secrete in the SPLA’s Government, there is segregation ideology in South Sudan Government. Not to go further, see out of ten, two Names only appeared different from the other names, what reshuffles is that? Are they not the same people who made all punishable acts if there is Rule of law in the South Sudan? Mind Guys i am not trying to say something bad, but truly something bad is in place if we don’t exercise democracy leaving away Tribal nepotism or Family one.

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      • 1 June 2009 09:32, by Sala Gai

        Dear aLangsom tapos boy

        please go away in politic this game was made were by your mother and father did n’t have saw before so wait until he will get tied on you.

        your duties are:__________

        2_killing to benefit his /her properties

        This is the only one your father known before so do the same ,because there is proverb say what your father do this is what you do also

        A man with good confident

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  • 1 June 2009 08:28, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Hey Mr Kiir Miyardit,

    It is not bad to make a reshuffling on Southern Sudan Ministers, but the problem of reshuffling Ministers all the times is become monotonous and awfull indeed from you Mr Kiir Miyardit. How many times you where been making reshuffling on Southern Sudan Ministers and nothing had appeared more substantially right? Second, these people whom you are reshuffling, are not new in their positions. Third, if reshuffling is made on these people, then why some other Ministers are returned back again to their position? I think Mr Kiir Miyardit, you are trying to learn the word "reshuffling" since it is new to him. To make it clear, why are you appointed Mr Gier Chuang again as a Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services and he was already holding that position? Take example, if Mr Gier Chuang is a Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services, then there is no needs that Gier Chuang has to be appointed again to that position as well as the same to Mr Paul Miyom Akech and the rests of the other Ministers.

    To me, it seems that there are no people working in the Southern Sudan Parliament, so that is why Mr Kiir Miyardit tried to rotate the Ministers’ positions. I don’t know why our leader vision is always contradicting the desire of the citizens?. Mr Kiir Miyardit, if you wants to do reshuffling, then why you don’t do reshuffling on Ministers in Northern Sudan since you are a Vice President of Sudan and a President of Southern Sudan?
    It is very an absurd if a leader always disproportioned himself in creating unmaterialistic thing that make no sense at all. Indeed, there is no different of being slaved by Arabs people in the Northern Sudan!. Kiir Miyardit,you needs to be curious by encouraging the right things to your people, otherwise if not, then the Southern Sudanese people will become "mooches" people in your hand Mr Salva Kiir Miyardit. Lastly, the simple word call "reshuffle" is a problem. Everytimes, reshuffling, reshuffling and reshuffling!!. Is that reshuffling of Ministers going to be done during an Election time with Khartoum Government? If reshuffling is the one going to let Southern Win the Election from Khartoum Government, then it is Okay, but I don’t think whether it will be so.


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    • 1 June 2009 09:57, by Michael

      Mr. Augustino,
      I think Gier is appointed as minister of Interior.

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  • 1 June 2009 08:35, by Mr Network

    Thanx to Mr.President Kiir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,

    It,s good to reshuffles the ministres because we want changes in our land particular southern sudan has most of the people needs corruption in the Government please keep that up for those who did not fulfill their duties effectly have to be sake out immeditaily.

    Therefore point of Information to new appointment minister please do your best for the change not corruption anymore because this is the greater disease in the GoSS Office.

    Nonetheless,the future of is now seeing from far as president Kiir has take the clear decision by reshuffleing the cabinet by appoint new faces in the ministers office,and hope there should end the shifting of more $$$$$$$ abroad and dievert for personal use insteas of public use.

    Change Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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    • 1 June 2009 09:54, by Abraham Agoth

      Dear President,website readers and every southerner,

      Congratulation to the president, new ministers and the south,
      but I am doubting for having done reshuffling to some ministers who were eagerly ready to make some improvements,as such I may blame you mr. president for having always listened to your liar adviser (Lual Diing Wol)who is full of corruption, tribalism, nepotism, segregation etc,
      I think it was through his advice that you made those changes and anyway some ministers were NOT capable in their positions.
      The reason why i gave such behavior to your adviser is, he told you by himself that "I want to recommend my son in law as new governor to replace Mareng Akuei Ajou, as Northern Bahr el Ghazal is suffering from corruption then my son in law (Madut Biar Yel) will rebuild this state and hopefully you will feel happy after he does it, but when his son in law came, the situation of NBeG was worsen by him" which made the whole of NBeG state lost hope from the forthcoming leaders hoping to meet such deeds from any leader who will be coming after.
      I am saying "as GoSS is the Government of southerners,then I can advise you (president) to stop listening to this adviser of yours who always likes his relatives to be given big positions in the GoSS which will create bad atmosphere to the other southerners, in fact all of us are interested to get chance of serving the community of the south, why don’t you give chance to others who are full of leadership attitude? and that will help you to re-build the south under your name if you wish it be done that way.
      To conclude with, the reshuffling is Okay but bringing Madut Biar Yel as the Minister in the GoSS Level will do a great loss to our government as you knew what he did in the NBeG state once he was the governor.
      Any way, I am reminding you in your government not to have a shame.
      Lual Diing Wol( your adviser) doesn’t care for the south but he cares for his family as that is why he always recommends his son in law(Madut Biar Yel) in any position, may be if you are not careful then he may say that he wants Madut Biar to be the GoSS president,

      Take care!!!!
      Don’t let care take you!!!

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  • 1 June 2009 09:16, by Sala Gai

    Bro Dr Mayardit for your reshuffling

    Work hard and also see over head your system are facing you series ,however the reshuffles organise your the Government to work hard again, but Dr president why do you leaves some Minister which are suppose to be reshuffles likely an wasted Government funs Minister.

    Wise you president to go back to ministry of defenceas and do the same work you have done in your Government Minister

    A man with a good confident

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  • 1 June 2009 09:53, by Michael

    I like other concerned citizens of Southern Sudan don’t see any reason for this kind of reshaffling.

    I hope this ministers are NOT only being appointed as job or position attendees but to really know what their positions require of them.

    I doubt this ministers were appointed to do what they know but to be attendees for monthly pay check.

    By the way who else from Warrap or adjacent states will fill the Chief of Staff position?

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    • 1 June 2009 11:23, by mathem jech amer


      The people on the waiting list are:

      1) Salva Mathok Gengdit

      2) Henry Kuany Aguar

      3) Bona Bang

      4) Anthony Bol Madut

      These people are militarily competence from Warrap.

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  • 1 June 2009 11:58, by Sala Gai

    Dear Dr president Kiir,

    Wise you President to go again to Undersecretary in the Government too .

    they are sending gocernment funs likely Dr wani of Road and Transport

    sign contruct with known aim of the governmet knowledge

    i hope this man

    Aman with A good confident

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    • 1 June 2009 12:41, by wen de kut-ajok

      This is the right time for Eng.Mr.Gen;Kuol Manyang Juok to take the responsibility of the S P L A’s affairs.
      Its sounds like there is scrables in the parties’system.
      So the only element to correct that could be Mr.Kuol.

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      • 1 June 2009 14:50, by James

        This is just a dishonest game. what kind of change do you think these ministers will bring to their new ministries while they were the same people who failed to create changes in their previous ministries? it is simply a GAGO (garbage in garbage out) kind of reshuffling. mr president is doing nothing rather than playing a gambling by circulating wrong people, appointing them into wrong positions so that he will achieve a very wrong solution to the problem of his government. shame on this leadership of Saiva kiir Mardit

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  • 1 June 2009 14:14, by TutdeChuol

    your excellency President Kiir, it seems as if there is pressurised you, which resulted to reshuffling of your cabinet.

    your ministers are too corrupt. those whose reappointment have not materialised yet are the most dangerious one. please thinktwice reappointment. the example is that one of gender, social welfare & Religious affairs who base all her ministerial deeds on one sector. The of clients of the ministry known as "the disabled, orphans, widows and many more" have suffered because of her sectorianism.

    It is good you have reshuffled them in order to help reduce the sufferings of the poeple. the public point of view is important as you must consider any account by the public and logical informants.

    where and when will reappoint either of the relieved ministers? some of them are your bags/ handcareship. But the question is do you value what the public gains? Or you value bringing both the private as well the public gains?

    Many poeple don’t believe that you are there to slove the public troubles because there are those ministers whose mentorship is increasing the public suffering the more.

    you have also appointed commissioners that will be engendering insecurity in county. E.g That one of Yirol East is a typical tribalist. you’ll soon hear of some crisis among the communities of greater Yirol because of him.

    And what about the Governors? some governors such as Awed Akot famous of their maladministration. They mess up their states as (Buoiwiraath) Lakes state is leading in term of insecurity among the ten state of Southern Sudan.

    politics is about creating a histroy through the application of power by a group, indivdual and organisation. please do....now

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    • 1 June 2009 15:03, by BLACK DEMOCRATE


      I would like to inform you that reshuffle is not so bad but it’s bad under certain circumstance.

      Can I ask you a question, When do builders demolish their houses,is it rainy season or dry season?

      I guess the answer should be’ dry season or summer.

      Why ?
      Because if the rain falls while people are under the process of demolishing,it may attack the builders and cause destruction to the process of building.

      Anyway, I am not against your already done work but we should look before we leap.
      In addition to that, reshuffle could have been done according to the exact unit of everyone’s entitlement.In other word let doctor work in hospital and farmer in farm,not doctor in farm and farmer in hospital will make confusion.

      Therefore letting ever one works according to his/her skills will redeem South Sudan.

      Be sured to stop other reshuffle in this rival time except to the side of governors if either.

      Thank you. Maluach.

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      • 1 June 2009 16:27, by Lual

        Reshufle is a reorganization of jobs in a government. But the worse case secenario about the reshufle in South Sudan Government is that if Salva see you er doing good job in your ministries,you er the most target who face reshufle. he keep the weakest one and the most danger people in their position. from good Leaders take Oyai, and Changson Chang. the danger Leaders that he kept in their position, take Taban Deng the governor of Bentiu the worse governor since Bentiu or Unity became State. in my perspective this is not reorganization it is another way of pure corrupted goverment


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        • 1 June 2009 18:23, by Manut Deng


          There will be no question about reshufle the government of South Sudan and what i have seen here in your comment is personal problem because you can’t point your finger on particular person but very unfortunate you did it as you saying Taban Deng is the worse governor.

          Therefore i would like to ask you now if you don’t mind to answer my question peaceful.What kind of qualification you considered Oyai and Changson Chang as a good leaders in South Sudan?

          Thank you

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  • 1 June 2009 18:01, by Sala Gai

    President Kiir mayadit

    Good Governmence made by Dr Kiir

    To his people
    The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government
    "The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree of happiness possible to the general mass of those associated under it" The first object of human association is the full improvement of their condition" The happiness and prosperity of our citizens... is the only legitimate object of government and the first duty of governors" The energies of the nation... shall be reserved for improvement of the condition of man, not wasted in his destruction" Here... will be preserved a model of government, securing to man his rights and the fruits of his labor, by an organization constantly subject to his own will" The freedom and happiness of man... arethe sole objects of all legitimate government "The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government" To preserve the peace of our fellow citizens, promote their prosperity and happiness, reunite opinion, cultivate a spirit of candor, moderation, charity and forbearance toward one another, are objects calling for the efforts and sacrifices of every good man and patriot. Our religion enjoins it; our happiness demands it; and no sacrifice is requisite but of passions hostile to both" All religions are equally independent here, our laws knowing no distinction of country, of classes among individuals and with nations, our [creed] is justice and reciprocity
    The Necessity of Society and Government
    "Society is necessary to man’s happiness and even existence" It will be said that great societies cannot exist without government" Without society, and a society to our taste, men are never contented" It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that a society without government, as among southern Sudanese is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population
    A Society’s Self-determination
    "Every society has a right to fix the fundamental principles of its association, and to say to all individuals, that if they contemplate pursuits beyond the limits of these principles and involving dangers which the society chooses to avoid, they must go somewhere else for their exercise; that we want no citizens, and still less ephemeral and pseudo-citizens, on such terms. We may exclude them from our territory, as we do persons infected with disease. Individuals are parts only of a society, subject to the laws of a whole Society
    Has a right to erase from the roll of its members any one who rendered his own existence inconsistent with theirs; to withdraw from him the protection of their laws, and to remove him from among them by exile, or even by death if necessary. Every people may establish what form of government they please, and change it as they please, the will of the nation being the only thing essential. The proposal to establish a new form of government... is a work of the most interesting nature, and such as every individual would wish to have his voice in... Should a bad government be instituted for us in future, it had been as well to have accepted at first the bad one offered to us from beyond the water without the risk and expense of contest. The provisions we have made for the support of civil government and the administration of justice are such as please ourselves; they answer the substantial purposes of government and of justice, and other purposes than these should not be answered.
    Government Adapted to the People
    "The excellence of every government is its adaptation to the state of those to be governed by it" Shall we mould our citizens to the law, or the law to our citizens? And in solving this question their peculiar character is an element not to be neglected .The laws... which must effect a people’s happiness must flow from their own habits, their own feelings, and the resources of their own minds. No stranger to these could possibly propose regulations adapted to them. Every people have their own particular habits, ways of thinking, manners, etc., which have grown up with them from their infancy, are become a part of their nature, and to which the regulations which are to make them happy must be accommodated" Such indeed are the different circumstances, prejudices, and habits of different nations, that the constitution of no one would be reconcilable to any other in every point
    Comparison to Governments of South
    "I sincerely wish you may find it convenient to come here to South. The pleasure of the trip will be less than you expect, but the utility greater. It will make you adore your own country, its soil, its climate, its equality, liberty, laws, people and manners. My God! how little do my country men know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiplied instances of south going to live in Sudan , I will venture to say no man now living will ever see an instance of North Sudan removing to settle in south and continuing there. Come then and see the proofs of this, and on your return add your testimony to that of every thinking South, in order to satisfy our countrymen how much it is their interest to preserve uninfected by contagion those peculiarities in their government and manners to which they are indebted for these blessings" Though there is less wealth in my native country than in North Sudan, there is more freedom, more ease, and less misery" While the great mass of the people in South were thus suffering under physical and moral oppression, I have endeavored to examine more nearly the condition of the great, to appreciate the true value of the circumstances in their situation which dazzle the bulk of spectators, and especially to compare it with that degree of happiness which is enjoyed in America by every class of people. Intrigues of love occupy the younger, and those of ambition, the elder part of the great. Conjugal love having no existence among them, domestic happiness, of which that is the basis, is utterly unknown. In lieu of this are substituted pursuits which nourish and invigorate all our bad passions, and which offer only moments of ecstasy amidst days and months of restlessness and torment. Much, very much inferior this to the tranquil permanent felicity with which domestic society in America blesses most of its inhabitants, leaving them to follow steadily those pursuits which health and reason approve, and rendering truly delicious the intervals of these pursuits

    A man with a good confident

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  • 1 June 2009 21:01, by J.James

    Mr. president

    Thanks a lot for your swift and briliant decisions. We also want to go ahead and thank you for your flexibility and keen listening to the request we put it here last week.

    Please continues to reshuffle till we find pure hearted citizens tp put our country together. don’t listen on what those bitter mouth frogs are saying here and there because some of them may not even get satisfied though you give them all your family.

    God bless

    The writer is always peace activist.

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    • 2 June 2009 00:22, by Deng D

      I am afriad that people who are against dinkas today being majority in the GOSS were the ones behind Dinkas shooting them while Dinkas were shooting Arabs in the war.

      Why didn’t you complain about dinkas being majority fighers in the war during the war? I am tired of folks who always complain about Dinkas. You better join dinkas quietly rather than shouting out all the time. Every tribe in Sudan was against Dinkas while Dinkas were fighting for every body right in the country.

      I know you are talking about position right now, but if there is a war now, you folks who claim about dinkas being majority in GOSS will not lead that war, you will run to hide yourself knowing that Dinkas are fighting the war and you will lead them later. Shame on you cowards!. God won’t accept that! Why don’t you thank God for creating you among Dinkas? Why don’t you praise God that Dinkas have fought the war that lead to your freedom in the South and the whole country. I am tired of you talking about Dinkas! Oyai became a commander because of Dinkas. If Dinkas wanted Dinkas only to be high commanders in SPLA, they would have not brought Oyai who had no battalion from his tribe! Shut up your dirty mouth and dirty ass complaints about Dinkas?

      Dinkas are Dinkas and will ever remain dinkas, they will not go anywhere at all. You will always talk about them till you die and earn nothing. You better follow them and work for freedom together and that is when you will have chance to lead this country.

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      • 2 June 2009 06:06, by Cush Kingdom

        I don’t mind, how many time he has to reshuffle his Government. my worry is that, he forget about upcoming game between SPLA and NIF. Northerners invest their money on military equipments and our president keep divided the South Sudan wealth into a pocket of his chosen. Omar Bashir, has spend near 100,000,000 Dollars buying military air jet, tanks, artilleries and so, yet Southerners invest their money in their pocket. talk about tribalism is not a cure to our chronic problem. the way we challenged our Government doesn’t mean we’re help anything.

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      • 9 June 2009 06:02, by Martin D Ajhak

        Thank Deng,

        They are all those who deserted SPLA when it was in upheavals stage.You have right to express your angerness that way. All mother-fuckers start complaining about Dinkas recently after CPA. Their complains will never change Dinkas’ braveness.

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  • 2 June 2009 06:02, by Matot de Akech Matot .

    Hon, President Thank a lot . When are you going to do other reshuffles in Lake state ? sir we are really watchdog of looking forwarded to hearing its rushuffles Please . Therefore in they above reshuffles names iam very happy to see and heard it in that way . if you do that in Lake your government ministers shall be in considering full .
    May God bless your government and its people .
    Matot de Akech

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    • 3 June 2009 17:00, by Akobo Boy Walgak

      Hi President Kiir your reshuffling was good but it based through the influenced of the other close minister to you.
      For instance Jonglei reshuffled was through influenced of Kuol Manyang being influenced by minister of energy and mining Mr. Luk Jok.
      May almighty God look in to endless dominator by Joakjoak in Akobo county.

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