Home | News    Wednesday 8 April 2020

JMEC faults S. Sudan’s Kiir for appointing officials without consulting vice-presidents


President Kiir chairs first meeting of the collegial presidency on 26 Feb 2020 (SSPPU photoApril 8, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s peace monitoring implementation body requested President Salva Kiir to not appoint senior official without prior consultations with other vice-presidents.

In a letter to President Kiir on 3 April, the head of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) Augostino Njoroge recalled the need to observe the collegial collaboration in the decision-making process at the presidency as provided in the peace pact.

Njoroge said they have been seized by FVP Riek Machar who alleged that several officials and ambassadors "without due collegial collaboration and consultations as required by the provisions in the R-ARCSS, 2018," reads the letter seen by Sudan Tribune.

According to the letter, Kiir unilaterally appointed Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum, 6 Ambassadors and the Governor and two Deputy Governors of the Bank of South Sudan.

"It is my humble request that in the spirit of collegial collaboration and attainment of mutual understanding, you undertake necessary consultations within the Presidency in a bid to seek agreement on the way forward on these issues raised".

The revitalized peace agreement establishes a collegial presidency during the transitional period founded on the continued consultation between the President, the First Vice-President and the four Vice-Presidents.

The appointment of "constitutional and judicial office holders" is one of the matters that are requiring " mutual understanding and agreement" between the members of the presidency.

For the army and other organized forces, the consultation must be observed not only for the appointment but also for the promotion, retirement and dismissal. to consult each other with the approval of the National Defence Council (NDC).

The only exception of this rule is that the President can appoint two advisers, for any additional number of advisers he has to get the agreement of the others.first vice-president and the four vice-presidents.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 8 April 09:27, by Midit Mitot

    Mr Augostino Njoroge,

    Don,t forget that there is no good governance in South since than!

    One man decision is paramount.

  • 8 April 09:36, by conservative

    We will live by one men decision not somebody else if you are not the president, and we should move forward everyday

    • 8 April 09:41, by Midit Mitot


      Better to declare dictatorship to void confusion to the world.

      How should the president appointed senior staffs without consulted his Vices?

      This is pure dictator leadership.

      • 8 April 12:54, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        You Nuer people need to shut up. Dictatorship is with Reik, the guy who makes IO his family’s business.

  • 8 April 13:09, by Mayendit

    Midit Mitot, conservative and South South.
    The concerning just right now is not about leadership but it’s about coronavirus on how they will take care. We need to refocus on this respiratory diseases in South Sudan. One of the best sign is the South Sudanese patient of Covid-19 was been rejected at Kenya airport this is a good sign.

  • 8 April 13:22, by Mayendit

    I don’t see any reason at this time to talking about dirty politics in South Sudan when our people are facing uncertainty future about coronavirus. There are no good leaders in South Sudan this is the fact we must accepted for example, you have seen or heard the South Sudan government is telling his citizens stayed in foreign countries while, the people who are studying or exiled wanted to go bac

  • 8 April 13:34, by Mayendit

    We have seen the South Sudanese Chief justice went to the airport with his four bodyguards to take them out without being tested by Nurses and the police now, one of the Chief justice Son found positive and Mr.Chan Reec Madut is too ashamed this is absolutely indication, the South Sudan government is corrupt indeed. General speaking, Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar are not good leaders this is fact.

  • 8 April 13:52, by Mayendit

    I am a Dinka from Rek societies but I don’t cover up people who are not doing well in South Sudan. I thanks Kenyans police for rejected the Son of Chief justice Chan Reec Madut so that, he had to learn what he shown at Juba airport was not acceptable and also the president of South Sudan general Salva Kiir Mayardit has learn good lesson when the patient of Covid-19 was been rejected.

    • 9 April 08:10, by Langbaar

      You are snoozing pal. How would Kenya, a piece of trash which are going to walk over in a few days and which has been ’balancing their lifestyles and their bank accounts over South Sudan’ and the South Sudanese people misfortunes would help South Sudan and the South Sudanese people?. Just listen to South Sudanese who know these cheap and dirty intrigues in and out>>>

      • 9 April 08:44, by Langbaar

        Kenya, Uganda, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Rwanda, South Africa and our arch enemies---the cloned so-called arab of North Sudan, the US, the UK, their sleazy NGOs, the evil juus (so-called israel) and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the Africa Union (AU). But telling you fellows, the truth to know your enemies from your allies is like telling the ’a blind man/woman to never walk alone without helps from a sighted person>>>

        • 9 April 09:08, by Langbaar

          Where do many South Sudanese low lives always think, countries like Kenya with over 40 million people and in a smaller land than South Sudan get their damn maize (corn) from? The same thing to Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, North Sudan and other countries often their own food from? It is from the ’genetically modified maize or corn from the US or sorghum’ from their evil allies fools.>>>>

          • 9 April 09:17, by Langbaar

            But South Sudan problems are what these low lives make their living from always the times. Let me tell you this once again lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Refugees from Kakuma, Northern Uganda, Gambella region, and even the internal refugees bunch of low lives from Juba, here in Bor, Malakal, Akoba, Guol Yar Atong (Ming kaman), Bentiu or Wau Acholdit>>>>

            • 9 April 09:23, by Langbaar

              are the ones being used by our enemies who have attached themselves to our country and over our people like leeches or ticks to always make a living over our country and over our people, every ten (10) years. *After their banking cartels and their dirty intrigues to control the world has has been challenged. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. The evil cheap games and dirty intrigues is long times ago over>>>>

              • 9 April 09:29, by Langbaar

                Take this seriously lowly informed South Sudanese fools. We are going to bomb all the evil English criminals out of central Kenya areas of ’Laikipia, Nanyuki, Nairobi, Djibouti, the whole of Gambella region, the whole of South Africa, the whole of our El Khartoum, Eastern Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Saudi Arabia.>>>>

                • 9 April 09:36, by Langbaar

                  and get away with it, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Who gave this Bantus piece of trash (Anythony Njoroge) to come and lecture people who are way to well ahead of them and who don’t consider them anything, to come and lecture us? Watch out fellows. There are no damned resources in Kenya,>>>>

                  • 9 April 10:07, by Langbaar

                    Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Living over other people and their countries has never been a good idea fools. *All Kenols and Kobils* are going to be bombed to nothing and to extinction fools. Didn’t I tell you fools that your *so-called allies even think, they can drill our oil from underground from the Upper Nile underneath the RED SEA to their *Saudi Arabia facilities*>>>>

                    • 9 April 10:16, by Langbaar

                      for refineries, good luck to the vermins, WW3 is going to starts here in South Sudan. There would be no juus (so-called israelis); they are going to be *flattened and wiped out of map*, once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM*. The Owners have taken back their country and their people.>>>>

  • 9 April 08:51, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    I’m the final and I’m the state

  • 9 April 10:24, by Ram Mi Ran

    This so called Salva Kiir doesn’t listen at all, he should consult first before making any decision as signed in the revitalized agreement. How can he listen only to tribal JCE while we are implementing peace? May almighty God help South Sudanese people with these mess. Look at him he is now delaying governors who can support him to prevent the spread of this COVID 19 pandemic disease.

    • 9 April 19:45, by conservative

      Ram mi ran

      Hey man Reik machar he got want he wants right through this peace agreement right so what that nosey coming from 😂😂 huh you guys still desperate behind Reik machar like that he ain’t nobody but just to remain in his old post job

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

SPLM/SPLA-IO: Alive in war, dead in peace 2020-11-24 20:32:42 By Deng Vanang Neutralized by an ineffective 2018 peace deal, with its head no longer the roaring beast of yesteryears, SPLM/SPLA-IO is now ensnared in the toughest dilemma to cross its shakiest (...)

COVID-19: A call for people-centred national security strategy in Africa 2020-11-19 09:12:07 by Luka Biong Deng Kuol Humanity has been extraordinarily challenged by the coronavirus with serious and unprecedented impacts on all aspects of human life and the ways states have been (...)

Is US’s President the UN or World’s President? 2020-11-18 13:40:26 By: Bol Khan It was late last week when I encountered yet three (3) South Sudanese men who involved in a discussion. The discussion was about recent US’s Presidential election in connection to (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.