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S. Sudanese President fires Boma state governor


January 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has, in a decree read on the state-owned SSBC sacked the governor of Boma, one of the nation’s new states

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

Baba Medan Konyi was replaced by Sultan Ismail Konyi, a member of the council of state. The council is the upper house of the South Sudanese legislative assembly.

Boma was one of five states curved out of Jonglei in October last year. The other states are Akobo, Biech, Fangak, Western Biech and Jonglei States.

Kiir, in a separate decree, dismissed the governor of Akobo state, Gai Riam before he was sworn into office. Riam was, a few days ago, appointed to head Akobo state.

Meanwhile, General Johnson Gony has been nominated as the new governor for Akobo state, replacing Riam, a former minister in Jonglei state.

No reasons were, however, given for the new changes made in Wednesday’s decree.


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  • 19 January 2017 08:36, by Dengda

    President Kiir at decreeing spree doing his best and easy job. But be aware don’t mess it up again like in May 2013.

    • 19 January 2017 08:53, by Midit Mitot

      Fired,fired every time an then will drive your leadership in to deep river, Is Konyi will be better than Baba Medan or your current government is just give and take? I,am doubting if Konyi will do better than Baba.

      • 19 January 2017 09:22, by jubaone

        Midit Mitot,
        There are no schools, hospitals, factories, roads or any object of infrastructure development. Kiir even can’t visit most areas in jiengeland let alone Equatoria cos he fears for his life. He doesn’t know what to do except issuing decrees and drinking that is easy and is a fool’s job.

        • 19 January 2017 10:20, by Midit Mitot

          JCE with their tribal Militia call Mathiang Anyoor are now failing our country completely.

          • 19 January 2017 14:47, by Akuma

            Midiit & Jubaone,

            It’s your myopic thinking that always bringing South Sudan to it kneels. South Sudan don’t belong to one tribe as some of you guys think. JCE act as one tribe position and not whole South Sudan position.

            • 19 January 2017 18:30, by jubaone

              Jienges like you have given us the impression you own SS, it’s a one-tribe show that has brought us this far. Greed, fecklessness, bigotry and just raw idiocy. Stand up and attack this jienge bigotry without hesitation then I’ll take you serious otherwise you are just one of them. No shame and without control.

              • 20 January 2017 07:42, by Dinka-Defender-General

                Akuma, I believe people like Tilo, Jubaone, Malakal Son, and many other gangs out there are taking the country back to step one. For instance, they always Jienges for every things wrong in South Sudan. However, the government of South Sudan is compose with all 64 tribes. Furthermore, 60% of military generals are Nuer, 90% of NGOs, businesses, and Vice President are run or control by Equatorians.

                • 20 January 2017 07:53, by Dinka-Defender-General

                  Jubaone, you are nothing, but a traitor, confusion, and illusional person. Why do you always blame everything on Dinka tribe when you are the one who is destroying the country silently? May I ask you question. Would you please list 10 great things about Dinkas? I can list 10 great things about Equatorians if you ask me. Do you know the words, peace, unity, love, country hood, and so forth..?

                • 23 January 2017 10:35, by Nationalist

                  Hello guys, it takes two to tangle and it takes two or more to dialogue. No matter what has happened in the past we shouldn’t think always negative because it is not going to take us anywhere. I believe South Sudan belongs to all of us and no tribe has ownership over the country. Let us borrow leaf from American civil war

            • 20 January 2017 10:34, by Midit Mitot

              It,s very surprise to the world that, a country President can organized his own tribe as an organization to run the country affair instead of the national parliament that should do any thing. For you as intellectual and educated person at the same time, is it fine?

        • 19 January 2017 10:42, by Tilo

          Juba one
          I have been in Jieng land, it is a disgrace what you can see. There is zero infrastructure, No school, Hospital or clean water and yet they still insist on the keeping current government. Most of National Ministers are from jieng but they have no houses in their villages.
          WHAT A SHAME

          • 19 January 2017 12:47, by jubaone

            It’s precisely the reason why jienges are very comfortable in Equatoria. Home 4 them is where food is. Even Kiir himself has no house in his village but a luxury house in Nairobi. As drifters and vagabonds they can’t develop a sense of nationalism cos they don’t love their villages. They want us Equatorians to develop their luaks.

          • 19 January 2017 21:42, by Gabriel KK

            Now listen to what Tito said. instead of you Equatorians appreciating all the essential services offered by Dinka government, you’re denying it all as usual.Yes Dinka-land got no services in its areas not because we are poor but we are trying to please the crying babies like you Equatorians.

            • 20 January 2017 05:29, by jubaone

              Gabriel KK,
              That is twisted and stupid logic. Amidst all that jienge grand theft, you have failed to develop yourselves. Equatorians wanted the capital city taken away to Ramciel, Aweil or Bor all of you got scared and wild cos you are incapable of doing on your own. Juba, Yei or Yambio were built by meagre resources and hard work. Show me your towns or "luaks"

            • 20 January 2017 05:53, by jubaone

              Gabriel KK,
              Are there essential services in your villages or towns in Gogrial, Rumbek or Aweil? Why have you migrated to Equatoria in huge numbers if you have the money, political power and everything? Something is fundamentally wrong with you. If you can’t make it with the little resources how foolish must one be not to do with so much? Just idlers and lazy. You need 👶 baby sitting?

          • 20 January 2017 02:14, by Joyuma John

            If you have been in Jieng land and you have seen that nothing different is happening from there, then why have you always problem the whole Jieng for whatever mess use to happen in Juba, most of Jieng are also suffering like you people.you can even use them to help in pushing for that change you people are singing as song.

          • 20 January 2017 08:05, by Dinka-Defender-General

            Tilo, what was the reason you went to Dinka land? What towns did you visit? How long ago? Did you travel freely without insecurity? I believe Jubaone and you are jealous of Dinkas people lifestyles, cultures, bravery, peace loving, unity, and leaderships. Dinkas moved to Equatoria especially Jubaone because it is a capital city. Let’s move capital city to Wau or Somewhere and you will not see Dink

            • 20 January 2017 11:38, by jubaone

              Jienge Defender General,
              Take away the capital city from Juba today even now! We were better before you drifters and vagabonds invaded us. Now killings, rape, theft, filthy and disorder. Everywhere you go you see a jienge. Some are so dirty, primitive (money changers at Custom Market)and so ugly that they have defaced our beautiful Juba. Juba looks more of a mura or cattle market now.

              • 20 January 2017 14:17, by Dinka-Defender-General

                Jubaone, remember we attempted to move the capital city to Ramcil years ago, but Equatorians were crying, protesting, and mobilizing citizens not to move capital city to Ramcil because you knew all resources will be passing in your areas to Ramcil. Land grabbing and land occupation terms disappeared overnight in your vocabularies. Now, you start your activities again. We will move after the war.

                • 20 January 2017 14:57, by jubaone

                  No single Equatorian stopped any jienge from relocating the Capital city from Juba to Ramciel, rather it was the jienges who massively refused. Gen. Clement Wani and Col. Joseph Bakasoro even agreed to help relocate the city. We are now starting a serious campaign of "Relocate Capital City out of Juba 2018". Keep you updated soon.

    • 19 January 2017 09:42, by Chong Thow

      President Kir is confusing about what to do. I do not know what the work for advice. I think they are afraid of telling president kir what to do. I hope if they do tell him, he or she will lost their jobs. If I were you Mr president, I will fire some of them because they are failing to do their work as advice.

    • 19 January 2017 11:22, by Gabriel Ajak

      Brabo Mr president for the appointment of Sultal Ismail Konyi as governor of criminal state Boma. It is not good for Baba Medan to reap what was sawed by big criminal Konyi, let himself reap his.

  • 19 January 2017 08:51, by Mayom County Troops

    President Salva Kiir issue may decrees relieving several states governor for almost a week ,what would be the option of this , after all of it ?

  • 19 January 2017 09:11, by Tilo

    What is happening in Juba with lots of decrees lately, Decrees cannot solve problems of South Sudan. President need to be more vigilant in issuing decrees, This thing of responding on advice from JCE is going to ruin S Sudan greatly walai. Please stop pleasing an individual and focus on delivering service to the people of South Sudan and sustain the insecurity in the country. Thus what SS need now

  • 19 January 2017 09:37, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    The moves going on in new States on governors, reshuffled is not a mess by president Kiir, they are those recommended their love one.

  • 19 January 2017 10:00, by Maguto

    Kiir wanted Murle state to remain in darkness in South Sudan...why did he appointed 92 years old person former Sultan in the Sudan since 1957...am sure he will be advising his community on to raids..the abduction of children and raiding were introduced by Konyi since..sorry..President Kiir I beg you baba not to appoint people anyhow..Baba Medan the reliable Governor and intectual than all

  • 19 January 2017 11:03, by Son of Nuer

    shame to the government of Kiir appointed Gabriel Gai Riam and remove Gai before he take the office and replace him with Johnson Gony Biliew what the government is that?
    Oh I realized Kiir drunk at that night because those of Nyadak Paul give the list of Lou-Nuer wew to Kiir and Kiir choose the wrong person and said sorry to money lovers of Lou -Nuer wew for mistake shame to Kiir

    • 20 January 2017 08:18, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Son of Nuer, you stated that P. Kiir chose the wrong person for leadership. Who is the right person? List all the right persons which you and your communities approve for next time around. Personally, I don’t believe leaders should be appointed, but elected if we want to move the country to the desire destiny. That is my moto.

  • 19 January 2017 12:59, by Alfredo christiani

    Great move Mr. president go a head and we are after you SPLA-IO must come back or face consequences of War, yEAR 2017 is not a year of joks SPLA OYEEEEE SPLM oYEEEEE

    • 19 January 2017 14:40, by jubaone

      Alfredo Chrisitiani,
      He who lauds a fool into doing evil things is either a fool himself or satan´s adopted son.

  • 19 January 2017 14:52, by Alfredo christiani

    Stupid call himself Juba one or Juba zero
    Let me assure you during struggle in 1980s to 2005 ,most of you were in refugees camps in Kenya, Uganda DRC and Khartoum ,after we liberated the country with current president Salva Kiir , many of you returned and made confusion in the country ,this time, we will not give you a chance to change this regime ,unless we finish all in country.

    • 19 January 2017 18:37, by jubaone

      Alfredo Christian,
      That is the typical jienge emotional outburst especially if rationally defeated. Bla.bla.bla Aryan jienge just eat, drink and shit peacefully. I don’t buy that jienge crap of "we liberated the south" when you were shoe-shining in Khartoum or worked as some jellaba house boy. Without Equatorians your hopeless. No value at all.

  • 19 January 2017 14:55, by Alfredo christiani

    and who will finish us , you better to make change in a polite way no DINKA DINKA, we will unite ourselves and chase you away from this country

  • 19 January 2017 20:13, by ngadodo

    I got What intellectually of Nuers called Stupid Majority Dinkaism supporting President Salva Kiir who his already having mental disease saying his doing right things meanwhile his running S. Sudan madly doesn’t get its. So I don’t longer blame him now for his continuing creating the mess into Country BCS there are people who appreciating his Craziness.

  • 19 January 2017 22:04, by Gabriel KK

    When mediators at Navasha peace talks realised no progress, They did a mini research and found out Ali Osman Taha as they main blocker and they sent him to peace talks venue immediately. Well, Ismeal Konyi has been a traitor all his life. What do President expect from a man who believes in stealing and killing of innocent citizens as a sign of bravery.

  • 19 January 2017 22:41, by Naath

    The Dinka tribal gangs leader and the president of Mathiang Anyor is going wild everyday in Juba. I believe his drinking level of alcohol is getting higher and higher every time he consumes beer.

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