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Northern Bahr el Ghazal Governor hires 15 cabinet members


July 8, 2012 (KUACJOK)- The governor of South Sudan’s State of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Paul Malong Awan, on 6 July 2012 issued a gubernatorial order reshuffling his cabinet, a statement from the governor’s office said on Saturday.

Officials with the state administration said that changes were intended to reinvigorate the machinery of government bringing about better service delivery.

The officials who were not reappointed includes: Stephen Chol Ajonga the former Education Minister, Buthena Michael Manyang who was the former Minister of Social Development and the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, Public Grievances and Justice.

The new faces include:

- Tong Deng Anei - Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports
- Kon Elbert Deng Chan - Minister of Education
- Ernest Mangok Mangok - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
- Lino Adub Achier - Minister of Local Government
- Mrs. Nyibol Benjamin Ajonga - Minister of Information
- Mrs. Ajak Akok Kuel and Giir Riiny - Ministers Without portfolio.

Other appointees include:

- Reverend Yournew Wol Kuot - Chairperson of the Land Commission
- Diing Diing Malong - Chairperson of the Peace Commission
- Luol Mawien Deng - Chairperson of the Employees Justice Commission
- Diing Aher Ngong (former Aweil East County commissioner) - Chairperson of the Public Grievance Chamber.
- Atak Longar - Mayor of Aweil Town
- Simon Tong Deng - Deputy Mayor of Aweil Town

Abraham Aleu remains the commissioner of the county headquarters in Aweil.

Mareng Chuor Deng Mareng retains his position as commissioner of State Revenue authority, while Riak Wol Atuer moves to public service commission.

Ronald Ruay Deng, the former Minister of Finance, becomes the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment

George Garang Lual Achien, the Secretary General of the country’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the state was appointed as a Political Advisor.

Joseph Akok Aleu was made the governor’s Security Advisor, while Mrs. Anguet Anei Ajong was made an Advisor for Gender, Child and Social Welfare.


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  • 8 July 2012 07:39, by viper

    This cabinet lacks experienced cadres, It is just a cabinet made up of "yes sir ministers" plus those Malong has taught a lesson that they will never forget like the so called Diing Aher. These pple will never forward something to the pple of NBG. They will only please the governor so that they are not fired

    • 8 July 2012 08:00, by Mike Mike

      This new reshuffling is totally not fair,coz many key posts have gone to Aweil East the place where Governor Malong came from.In the first ruling Malual North Payam was neglected not given a position of Ministry and that malpractices has definitely repeated itself now and we don’t expect such discrimination to continue up to date.Unity and Democracy will not prevail itself if our leaders don’t wor

    • 8 July 2012 09:12, by Manyieldit

      Is this part of Govt. austerity measures or what is the meaning of this reshuffling? Malong Awan, should have reduce his cabinets to comply with Economic crisis looming in the country as a result of lost of 98% Oil revenue. Is Awiel not affected by this Economic crisis?

  • 8 July 2012 08:22, by Majongdit

    Congrats Malong for the new cabinet designed for another sphree of public resource looting.

    By the way, how many MPs did Malong sack today apart from the last six since he sworn to send them home six every week. To be free - even free to go accountable - you don’t need a parliament.

    There is one good Governor in Greater B Ghazal: Rizik Zacharia

    But Malong, Chol Tong and Nyandeng are a disgrace.

  • 8 July 2012 08:55, by kinagonago

    Atak Longar and Ernest Mangok Mangok were two MPs made it to Malong’s list of new appointee for their loyal to Malong. Not long ago, Atak Longar used to say, "I carry Govt Malong in the right hand and Comm Riak Wol in the left hand. The man know how to kiss the men’s assess.

    • 8 July 2012 09:34, by viper

      Kinagonago, the whole cabinet of Malong is made up of ass kissers, those who lacks principles, illiterates and gossipers, those who have no experience at all. NBG will only develop when Malong leaves it because he always deploy those who knows only "yes sir", those who don,t oppose anything even if it is a false, those who use to bend down kissing his ass

      • 8 July 2012 10:02, by Majongdit


        Sychophants, gossipers and yes-people can make easily to the Governors’ cabinet in Bahr el Ghazal. It’s just all the same all over. I have noticed this.

        Except Rizik Zacharia, all the other Governors just want to be flexible by creating an all-yes-sir atmosphere around them and obtain the freedom to manage the states like cattle camps, have free hand to loot resources and hinder dev’t.

      • 8 July 2012 21:17, by kinagonago


        The MPs appointed into this new cabinet are the ones that are behind the removal of other six MPs as well as speaker of NBG Assembly. Those MPs who supported Malong and they didn’t have position will take up key positions in state parliament.

  • 8 July 2012 10:29, by Mike Mike

    Guys that’s what Malong is well known of if you dont worked to meet his own personal interest then put in mind that he will not do any thing to you.Those whom you seen were given posts are those that kisses& knelled down before him.If not how comes for illiterates to be given public positions every time while there is nothing that they are going to exert as an effort to the pple.Shame on them.

  • 8 July 2012 12:02, by Jurcol Aweil

    I doubt whether the new selected cabinets into NBG State Government will deliver any service to our poor communities than buy cattle, marry more wives and send their kids to East Africa to get better education in order to suceede them when they retire later on. Aweil is in a total mess.The children raised and educated of stolen money of our poor community will never excell in their lifetime

    • 8 July 2012 13:49, by viper

      Jurcol Aweil, They use to say that anything swallowed wrongly may be vomited as swallowed. Those who use to send their kids to East Africa for Education are day dreamers. Those kids studying in East Africa will just fail like their fathers couz life in E Africa is always related to failures. No doubt their kids will do nothing

  • 8 July 2012 23:50, by Kikiji longiro

    If you study these SPLA/M system.Salva Kiir have fall into a deep hole but nobody can remove him from there.See how stupid is the life of the 10 states all over south Sudan.The 7 states are in upper nile & Bahr-el-Ghazel.Compare the nr.of ministers in upper nile & bahr-el-ghazel & see Equatoria.Where is the S.S,s human rights ? There are so many ministers given to upper n.& Bahr el G.

  • 8 July 2012 23:58, by Kikiji longiro

    Salva Kiir, Please don,t decieve your leadershipness over folks.One day,one night when the truth of everybody comes out you will not escape the threat given to those of Gaddafi.Please don,t wound the future of your family because of serving a tribe which doesn,t have value more than the others.

  • 9 July 2012 00:11, by Kikiji longiro


    what is for people belongs to the people & I can say,please keep it for the people.Otherwise the lost person is always known as a lost person.Don,t joke over your responsiblity if you don,t have propare advisors.Look for foreigners to advice you well over multi cultural responsiblity.

    Blood is thicker than water.Put in mind that it hunts themselves over you but not over the innocents

  • 9 July 2012 01:11, by Elijah B. Elkan

    July 9, 2011 should be remembered as very special day to the people of south Sudan. South South lost 2.5 million of it’s citizens to gain it’s Independence. July 9, 2011 should never be forgotten.

    Happy (birth day) Independence Day South Sudan. You all came a long way to this day - God bless people of South Sudan and god bless South Sudan. I wish I could be there to celebrate with you all.

  • 9 July 2012 21:36, by Garang Mangok

    By Garang Mangok

    Iam very sorrow to malong because he like employee illiteracy people and cut out after three months but they don,t have qualification to get a job again, os this is other way of killing the people.

  • 10 July 2012 13:52, by Garang

    I appreciated Malong for removing the ministry of local government from illiterate deputy governor Madut Dut Yel. This guy could have been removed completely coz he is doing nothing in the state government.
    Secondly, Malong is really mishandling the state affairs, how could he appointed someone from his county and brother-in-law to be the commissioner of Aweil West. We’ll not welcome him.

  • 30 January 2013 13:54, by maropl

    Guys that’s what Malong is well known of if you dont worked to meet his own personal interest then put in mind that he will not do katalog stron any thing to you.Those whom you seen were given posts are those that kisses& knelled down before him.If not how comes for illiterates to be given public positions every time while there is nothing that they are going

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