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Nhial Deng Nhial appointed minister of South Sudan’s presidential affairs

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June 4, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir Thursday appointed Nhial Deng Nhial as new Minister of Presidential Affairs after firing his former Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng.

Nhial Deng Nhial (Getty Image)Nhial took the oath of office before President Kiir in a ceremony attended by Vice-Presidents Rebecca Garang and Taban Deng, Senior Presidential advisor Kuol Manyang Juuk and SPLM Secretary-General Jemma Nunu Kumba.

Speaking at the ceremony, the South Sudanese president said that he fired his former minister due to the slow progress in the construction of Bahr el Ghazal Road which is implemented by the Chinese firm, Shandong Company Limited.

"President Salva Kiir added that the construction of the road started in a poor manner and urged the new minister to review the whole construction process," said the presidential press unit in a statement issued after the ceremony.

The 390 km project is paid with oil crude, but due to the delay in the payment, the company stopped its activities for several months.

Vice President for infrastructure cluster, Taban Deng Gai said that the change "had nothing to do with former Minister Mayiik Ayii as an individual, but the demand from the people that the SPLM party needs to take lead in the country’s affairs".

For its part, the SPLM Secretary-General Nunu Kumba welcomed the appointment of Nhial stressing that it is the mandate of the ruling party to take the lead in the affairs of the nation.

The SPLM Acting Secretary-General Jemma Nunu Kumba in her remarks outlined that the SPLM party is happy with the appointment of Nhial Deng Nhial as the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Nunu said, it is the mandate of the SPLM as a ruling party to take the lead in the affairs of the nation.

Nhial worked as defence minister, foreign affairs minister, presidential adviser among others.

(ST)

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  • 5 June 02:50, by Mayendit

    President Kiir Mayardit’s policy of trading brothers and sisters in order to stay leading will be remembered even when he is not present anymore. On August 2019, he was been given wrong information from the wrong people saying, Dr.Nhial Deng Nhial is seeking to make a coup to president Salva Kiir Mayardit and immediately, he rushed to dismiss him and he created his own fiction telling members of

    • 5 June 09:21, by jubaone

      Evidence enough that the jienges are useful idiots who can easily be fooled and screwed. Short-legged Chinese pigs must be gleefully rubbing their hands with 10,000bpd of oil for shoddy work done. Who would not want to snatch a piece of gold from giant gorillas who dont understand it’s worth?

  • 5 June 03:00, by Mayendit

    Basically, the story about Dr.Nhial Deng and the President Kiir Mayardit was that. President Kiir Mayardit called the politicians members of Bahr El Ghazal and told them that, he dismissed his political advisor Dr.Nhial Deng because he was against road plans which is about to start. Dr.Nhial Deng went to TV,telling South Sudanese people that he was not against the plan to built roads but he said

    • 5 June 03:12, by Mayendit

      Co continue:
      Dr.Nhial Deng went on to say, he was not against the plan to built a road from Juba to Rumbek. Now the suggestion that was made by Dr. Nhial Deng have been implemented and again, President Kiir Mayardit created another fiction saying, he dismissed Mr.Mayiik Ayii Deng because he failed to direct the Chinese engineer on how the road was to be built. Clearly, the President Kiir was tel

  • 5 June 03:26, by Mayendit

    President Kiir Mayardit is telling lies about dismissed of Mayiik Ayii Deng instead of saying that, he was wrong in the first place. Our politicians in South Sudan must not use such a policy of trading people and recycling people in one position this is absolutely bad policy. Tonj’s communities have thousand and thousands educated people and I don’t see any reason few people are recycled in one po

  • 5 June 03:38, by Mayendit

    Finally, the people who are close to President Salva Kiir Mayardit must be fully aware that, the dynamic on how our people are viewed his leadership and the way others world are looking at us very disbursing indeed. The country needs a politician who can turn the nation around and change Foreign policy. Nhial Deng has a skills and experience to lead South Sudan nation.

  • 5 June 20:32, by Nueri Dial

    Kiir Knows from his Kunjur that he is leaving either in June or in July, therefore he want Nhial to be closer to him with hope that he will appoint him as the next president.



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