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SPLM-IO wants fair division of South Sudan cabinet posts


President Kiir chairs first meeting of the collegial presidency on 26 Feb 2020 (SSPPU photoMarch 2, 2020 (JUBA) - An SPLM-IO senior official said they believe that the ministerial positions in the national unity government should be shared on an equal basis between the peace partners.

On 22 February, President Salva Kiir appointed SPLM-IO leader as his First Vice President in addition to four other vice-presidents representing the signatories of the peace agreement.

However, technical committees on the 35 cabinet members have failed to strike a deal paving the way for the government formation.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, an SPLM-IO official close to the ongoing consultations said that the discussions are stalled because the SPLM-IG want to keep the important ministerial positions.

“We didn’t agree on allocation and selection of ministries because our partners want to take the all key ministries and position,” he said.

“The SPLM-IG does not have the right to give us what they want to concede,” went further to say stressing that the current government cannot “implement the revitalized agreement based on their interest”.

According to the source, if the SPLM-IG wants to have the foreign affairs ministry, they have to concede the cabinet affairs for the SPLM-IO.

The same for the defence and interior ministries, finance and petroleum ministries or health and general education etc…

Under the peace agreement, the SPLM-IG has 20 ministerial positions, the SPLM-IO 10 positions, the SSOA three posts and the Former Leaders two ministries.


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  • 2 March 13:06, by Midit Mitot

    What we mean by power sharing is what so call fair division on ministries portfolio, President Kiir need to be transparent on this.

    • 2 March 13:52, by South South

      Midit Mitot,

      IO leaders and its supporters need to stop running to medias and spread untrue news. Kiir is working very hard to form the government, but IO members are running around and make lies, this is not healthy way to deal with us. We can get mad and move ahead as we want if IO people continue to run this sick business, stop and listen, we are here to help.

      • 2 March 14:43, by Midit Mitot

        South South,

        I don,t think IO is spreading lie on social media about this issue of Ministries, can you try to find another source while in South Sudan?

        we need these ministries to be divided equally OK!

        • 3 March 09:17, by Mayendit

          Gaar Midit Mitot.
          I think there’s no comparison between your Nuers people and those poorly mentioned. Let me clarify to you so that, you will understand fully. You can count those Dinkas people who rebels but they Will always returned back without harmful to young nation unlikely to Nuers society who have been destroyed country. We the Dinkas people don’t follow a bad politicians for example, lat

    • 2 March 19:41, by Paul

      I think IO’s call is fair given both parties are willing to be partners in peace and are to bring lasting peace and development in the country

    • 3 March 08:00, by Joyuma John

      Dear All,
      I failed to understand the total functions of ministerial portfolios, it sound as if each ministry is going to provide services to one of the party supporters alone, including payment of minister’s salaries by the ministry he/she hold. Also people are talking about keys ministries, if others not key then why do we created them, to me all ministries are key that why they are there.

      • 4 March 23:56, by Langbaar

        Joyuma John,
        You are absolutely in a way, however there are some key ministries like defense, Finance, interior, and Telecommunication communication and transport that cannot be trusted to habitual traitors, foreign puppet/stooges and thieves like Mr. Riek Machar and his goons. Even ’a blind and a deaf’ South Sudanese knows that Mr. Riek Machar and his allies are just agents of foreign powers>>>

        • 5 March 00:05, by Langbaar

          being implanted in the current government like the European’s popularized "Trojan horse" chap. Once a traitor or foreign puppet/stooge, he/she will remain a traitor or foreign puppet/stooge, trust this chap. Remember, Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son, Thomas Cirillo and Adwok Nyabe are plain agents of the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs and their>>>

          • 5 March 00:09, by Langbaar

            lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU? These foreign agents of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot, Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son, Thomas Cirillo and Adwok Nyabe were deliberately held hostage by their foreign masters in foreign capitals all along as their ’bargaining chips, leverage and blackmails over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’>>>>

            • 5 March 00:15, by Langbaar

              Mr. Thomas Cirillo by way, was deliberately tapped on the shoulder by his handlers from these countries I just mentioned above after they saw their Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion utterly crushed on the ground in 2016 to steal the army money and ran to Adis Ababa, so-called ethiopia for the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, the evil juus (so-called israel) attack dog and their lackeys>>

              • 5 March 00:20, by Langbaar

                here in the IGAD and the AU to go and use him as their leverage, blackmails or a bargaining card over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. The whole project was to take the mess to greater Equatoria. And yes, some Barias low lives came and joined Mr. Riek Machar outfit in 2016, however they were honestly advised not to do so. And when Mr. Riek Machar brazenly took his another chance 0n the>>

                • 5 March 00:26, by Langbaar

                  07/07/2016, they went with Riek Machar again. And those were the low lives who were bombed to DR Congo with Mr. Riek Machar. Mr. Alfred Lado Gore didn’t even try to follow Mr. Riek Machar and his goons again. Mr. Joyuma John, Mr. Salva Kiir and his lowly informed advisors, must be very careful. They Gambled with our country and our people. And they must pay a very heavy price>>>>

                  • 5 March 00:32, by Langbaar

                    Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, the master-minders of the 15/12/2013 foiled coup attempt and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors were deliberately taken to Kenya on the directives of the US, the UK and their allies. Allegedly to go and be on protection of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead, they went and used their puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors>>>

                    • 5 March 00:42, by Langbaar

                      Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom, Adwok Nyabe, the master-minders of the 15/12/2013 foiled coup attempt and other bunch of foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors were deliberately taken to Kenya on the directives of the US, the UK and their allies. Allegedly to go and be on protection of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead, they went and used their puppets/stooges, thieves and traitors>>>

                      • 5 March 00:51, by Langbaar

                        as their bargaining chips, blackmails and leverage over our country and our people. However you tell any lowly informed South Sudanese about the real dirty evil and their dirty game being played over them by the countries they always their allies or uncles, they will never ever listen. But when these evils show their evil teeth later, they would wake up like spook birds and blame everyone else>>>

                        • 5 March 01:00, by Langbaar

                          For those of us who know these dirty intrigues and evils being played over our country and over our people. We always branded online by some low lives that we are ’mentally ill by some low lives’ who cannot even dare try face to face, but isn’t internet a good thing? Mr. Joyuma John, I would be damned if we are not going to crush a country like Kenya and get away with chap>>>>

                          • 5 March 01:04, by Langbaar

                            South Sudan is not their Somalia whom the low life had bullied all the times with the finances of their foreign powers. We have pretty much prepare to show these vermin and their masters from the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israel), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in between who covet our country and our people chap, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

                            • 5 March 02:42, by Langbaar

                              There are some of the low lives here in South Sudan who always warm to foreign powers in exchanges for small ’trinkets-like being made South Sudanese presidents, humanitarian food aid, arms & munitions, human rights and to be made leaders of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’ by their foreign powers. And always be called "the so-called God’s chosen people">>>

                              • 5 March 02:51, by Langbaar

                                No one has ’magnified this nonsense, than our foolish Salva Kiir and his ’Nuer ke nyantoc’ fake PhD doctors of Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe and bunch of their foreign puppets/stooges. Mr. Salva Kiir went to US with load of these foreign puppets/stooges right after South Sudan independence in 2011. He went and asked his then so-called corporate America bullshits to come>>>

                                • 5 March 02:57, by Langbaar

                                  and invest in South Sudan then that the war was considered over. His evil white American criminals and their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs, told the lowly informed fools that there "were no infrastructures to come and invest in, in South Sudan". The lowly informed went and to Jerusalem, and promisd that South Sudan "Embassy would be in taken to *Jerusalem*". The evils who were>>>

                                  • 5 March 03:05, by Langbaar

                                    asking Mr. Salva Kiir low life and his bunch of lowly reinforced fools were ’the same evil juus (so-called israelis) and some of our enemies’ who covet our country and our people to death fellows. Mr. Salva Kiir with his foolishness was also asked to go to *Italy, with his Riek Machar piece of trash* and their *Pope Frances went and knelt down on them, in Rome*>>>

                                    • 5 March 03:15, by Langbaar

                                      South Sudanese fellows, let us bomb anything that is connected to *evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Kenyans, Djiboutians, French Legions in DR Congo, Central Republic (C.A.R), the whole of Kenya (except our Luos, Kisiis, Luhyahas, Masaais, Turkanas, Samburus, Kalenjins, Tanzanians,>>>>

                                      • 5 March 03:22, by Langbaar

                                        Who says we consider these vermin anything in our country and over our people low lives?*, NOT EVEN ONE FOOLS. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM fellows. We are the ’ancient Egyptian fools’. These vermin have been making their living over our country and over our people all the times, and they think, our country and our people are equal with them?. Good luck fellows,>>>

  • 2 March 17:18, by lino

    Parties to the agreement should use rotational picking to speed the process!!! South Sudanese People need peace and fairness!!!

  • 2 March 19:57, by Mayendit

    The president Salve Kiir Mayardit has to decide how he will lead South Sudan. The nature of Nuers people has never change since you were deployed Upper Nile region to this moment. Take this thing seriously 1.Riek Machar is created jobs this is why he rebelling again and again as you can make your own assessment on how many people holding positions both government and rebels IO. 2.Rewarding Nuers

    • 3 March 06:29, by Midit Mitot


      Quick question! We have the follow rebels here below,

      1. Paul Malong Awan,
      2. Thomas Cirrilio,
      3. Baskasoro
      4. Mabior Garang De mabior
      5. Abdelbagi
      6 Dr Lam Akol Ajawin and Former Detainees and many others,

      are these from people Nuer?

      • 3 March 09:30, by Mayendit

        Gaar Midit Mitot
        We the man of the man(Monyjang) people don’t just follow a bad politicians for example, Arok Thon Arok, Kerubino Kuany Bol, George Author Dut, Mabior Garang Deng Mabior and Paul Malong Awan. Our societies are guided by the parents with deepens respect others this is why we don’t rushed to create the situation but why 95% of Nuers people addicted to rebellious?.

        • 3 March 09:33, by Mayendit

          I mean Mabior Garang De Mabior. Foolish guy.

        • 3 March 10:12, by Midit Mitot


          Your defend-less explanation has fall short if you know the real story of South Sudan.

          • 3 March 10:46, by Mayendit

            Gaar Midit Mitot
            I am part of the struggle. I am still having some shrapnel in my and bullet in my stomach so, I had a reason to dislike those traitors and collaborators. I do know the whole Sudan’s history and the Southern Sudan history before our struggle time. The Nuers communities Will soon be written as a no go zone because your negative activities in our country.

            • 3 March 10:57, by Midit Mitot


              Since we have already achieved what we need and destroyed your Wingless regime, we don,t debate with nincompoop any more.

              Can you bark alone Man while we are enjoying our achievement? (peace)

              • 3 March 11:09, by Mayendit

                Gaar Midit Mitot
                Keep dancing about Riek Machar Teny and his rebellious allies but take this word, Allah-jabu back. Arab people says, Allah-jabu back if the rebels returned back and that is what I can tell you. The whole world are not only learned a little by a little but also they’re getting tired about Riek Machar and the Nuers tribe in South Sudan.

                • 3 March 13:22, by Midit Mitot


                  Take it easy and reduced your anger, I know whenever you are defeated politically then you have to use violent or abusive words.

                  We are in peace please control your stress!

      • 3 March 21:10, by Dinka-Defender-General

        3. Baskasoro
        4. Mabior Garang De mabior
        5. Abdelbagi
        6 Dr Lam Akol Ajawin and Former Detainees and many others.
        The above parties are not effective or they do not have power to keep going.

  • 2 March 20:10, by Mayendit

    The Idea of rewards people particularly, the Nuers people is bad Idea and it is going to be difficult to set up the government system. These people Will continuing rebelling against government in South Sudan for centuries because we believe that, it is their culture nature and nothing will change unless they have to make adjustments for themselves. There Will be no lasting peace in South Sudan bec

  • 2 March 20:27, by Mayendit

    The people who thinks the currently peace agreement led by Riek Machar Teny and his rebellious will bring lasting peace thus, they are joking. Kiir Mayardit should have learned why the Sudanese government didn’t appointed the Sons of Nuers to serve as a vice president for all years since independence in 1956 to 2005. According to Dr.Lam Akol, the Nuers people are the worst human being in South Sud

  • 3 March 11:52, by King of Nyamlel

    Kiir and Riek should hang themselves to free South Sudanese from inconveniences!

  • 3 March 13:47, by deng

    No need for such talks # Midiit Mitot and Mayendit, the abusive word will not help, we want peace to be implemente. I think you alone will fight by using your sticks or hands, this time people have understand the policy of politicians. no one will die for their positions it is clear all these wars were for positions.

    • 3 March 14:54, by Midit Mitot


      those are sweet and patriotic words for the future leader,your advise has been noted well bro!

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