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S. Sudanese artist appointed youth minister in Unity state


May 13, 2015 (BENTIU) – A renowned South Sudanese artist has been appointed one of the ministers in the oil-rich Unity state, according to a decree issued on Tuesday.

Lam Tungwar (courtesy photo)

Lam Tungwar, a former national youth union president, was appointed youth and sports minister in a decree issued by caretaker governor, Joseph Monytuil.

Reacting to the appointment, Lam said he was determined to tackle problems facing the youth, who constitute the bulk of the population.

Taker Riak Dong was appointed minister for local government while Gatkuoth Chuol takes over the public service ministry.

A separate decree also saw Wal Yach appointed new commissioner of Leer county while Salaam Maluit was taken to Rubkotna county.

Until now, it remains unclear as to what prompted the caretaker governor to carry out a reshuffle and appoint new officials in office.


Malual Bol, a student in Cavendish university of Uganda welcomed decision made by the governor by appointing the new officials.

“I congratulate the caretaker governor of Unity state as well as newly appointed ministers and commissioners. I want to urge the newly appointed commissioners and ministers to put their civilians’ interest first before personal interests,” he said.

Bol, however, urged the new state ministers to prioritise service delivery to citizens.

Meanwhile, some officials criticised the new reshuffle, which comes hardly five months after the governor made changes in the state. Last year, an ex-state adviser on security, Maluk Matai fell out with Monytuil over political differences. Matai accused the governor of failing to mobilise youth against rebellion.


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  • 14 May 2015 14:06, by Nguntap

    Bol, Where are the citizens the newly minsters will deliver services to in Unity State? This govt burn down houses of civilians loot their properties, raping and massacring them in a day light, is this a govt?!

    If they are your relative, plse urge them to loot fund ASAP and send u money in Kampala, period. Nuers are all in UNMISS camps and bush, not civil in US. God will send them to hell...

    • 14 May 2015 14:11, by Nguntap

      Continue.. God will send them to hell those(Nuer Wew) who betray Nuer civilian leading the govt offensive attack against civilian in US recently killing them like fish.

      I respect Lam Tungwar before but now i withdrew, he shouldn’t have accepted the appointment.

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