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Pay our packages of $60,000 or face rebellion, say former governors

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June 11, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s national unity government is under pressure from the former governors and commissioners of the defunct 32 states who demanded be paid compensation as they were relieved when the country reverted to 10 states.

President Salva Kiir briefs state governors in Juba, December 20, 2019 (PPU photo)South Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning was instructed three months ago and promised to pay some amount in a lump sum to each and every post holder who was removed following the return to the 10 state system.

This money would serve as compensation for them, according to the presidential order.

On Wednesday, a high profile official from former Maiwut state said that the committee that was formed to follow the issue was undermined by Presidential Adviser Tut Gatluak Manime and former Minster of Presidential affairs, Mayik Deng who was relieved recently.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a former commissioner of Jerome county said that the government must pay the money or face rebellion if there would be no compromise reached.

He says they are demanding about $60, 000 for every commissioner and $100,000 for each governor from all the defunct 32 states.

Further, some top officials went on Wednesday to the office of the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Agok Makur Kur, who is also the chairperson of a small committee to work on modalities for defunct 32 States and other constitutionals posts holders.

The purpose was to discuss the issue of compensation packages as pledged by president Kiir to his 32 former governors and other posts holders services. Among the people who visited the office were:

David Yau Yau, Former Governor of defunct Buma State, Gach Wol Guandong, Former Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement of defunct Maiwut State, Gatkuoth Bim Nyoak, Former Minister of Information and Communication of defunct Latjor State and Lual Teeng, Former Minister of defunct Twice State.

The officials say they managed to meet the Deputy Minister of Finance to discuss the compensation stimulus package for the former officials of the dissolved 32 states and other constitutional post holders affected the dissolution of these states.

The compensation committee was formed two months ago and the payment supposed to be done in the last 45 days according to the presidential decree.

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  • 11 June 22:54, by Mayendit

    Yes, I think you are right to ask them so that, they have to pay you guys. If I was you then, the whole staff ranging from former governors, former commissioners, former Payams administration as well as former Bomas administrator should called themselves and go to Juba special, tells Riek Machar why are you get paid?. Ask Riek Machar to resign because he is the one who wants 10 States.

    • 12 June 08:05, by Midit Mitot

      That is baseless threat to National government.

  • 11 June 23:07, by Mayendit

    If all 33 governors and 3000 commissioners turned against Riek Machar Teny perhaps, he will accept 33 States to exist as it was. The people who are supporting Riek Machar Teny are Idiocy and ignorance people who are lacking understanding. 33 States was a creation for jobs but Riek Machar does not care as long he is in payroll with his wife Mrs.Angelina Nyanjang then, he feels happy. Created anti

  • 11 June 23:18, by Mayendit

    The former governors, commissioners, Payams administration and former Bomas workers must forms anti Riek Machar Teny because he was the one demands for 10 States and this is how you guys lost your jobs while, he is getting pay.creating anti Riek Machar Teny around the country thus, it will send a strong message to him that he was wrong. He doesn’t think about the families that were benefiting
    The

  • 11 June 23:18, by Mayendit

    The former governors, commissioners, Payams administration and former Bomas workers must forms anti Riek Machar Teny because he was the one demands for 10 States and this is how you guys lost your jobs while, he is getting pay.creating anti Riek Machar Teny around the country thus, it will send a strong message to him that he was wrong. He doesn’t think about the families that were benefiting

  • 12 June 03:41, by Paul

    How pathetic! So it is now money above service to the country? What would the thousands of martyrs who sacrificed their lives free of charge for this country say? These governors and commissioners were not hired for their skills and expertise, but were called to serve their country and their fellow citizens. I understand demanding some sort of compensations, but to threaten the country?

    • 12 June 04:51, by Games

      Damn! Salva Kiir Mayardit would never sleep well till he died. Thoses governors have 100% right to claims their salaries from that morons President.

  • 12 June 06:31, by Mayendit

    Games
    You guys are lacking a commonsense otherwise, there is no need of supporting negative most of the time. The creation of more States it means more jobs and more people at works unfortunately, the Nuers people can’t see such an important thing for the country. I don’t know for sure if Riek Machar have learned anything from the school which he gone for his study in UK. I don’t share opinions w

  • 12 June 06:32, by Mayendit

    Games
    You guys are lacking a commonsense otherwise, there is no need of supporting negative most of the time. The creation of more States it means more jobs and more people at works unfortunately, the Nuers people can’t see such an important thing for the country. I don’t know for sure if Riek Machar have learned anything from the school which he gone for his study in UK. I don’t share opinions w

  • 12 June 06:43, by Mayendit

    The Lou Nuers people were the only supporting 33 States but those of Unity State were taking sides of Riek Machar’s decision but now they realize that, the more States was a good Idea. I am calling on Equatorians people and the people of Bahr El Ghazal Regions to rejected 10 States because the people are jobless right now and Riek Machar Teny must be told to resign because he cannot laying off peo

    • 12 June 11:11, by Games

      Mayedit
      You are a lairs, no none Dinka would support thoses 33 or 32 villages ideas. And if you can’t manage to create jobs base on 10 states, how you would be able to create massive jobs on those many states? You are fooling yourself in the front of those who are reading your comments

  • 12 June 06:54, by Mayendit

    Riek Machar Teny is not smart. He knows the creation of more States puts more people at works yet, he was complaining about President Kiir decision for created 32 States plus Abyei region. Now the people who have been laying off from works are desperate thinking what they do to their families living meanwhile, Riek himself and his wife are getting pay every Month.I am calling for those South Sudan

  • 12 June 07:05, by Mayendit

    I am calling for those South Sudanese people who have been laying off because of Riek Machar’s complaints to come to Juba’s capital and demands the resignation of Riek Machar Teny simple because he cannot receive pay checks while, others families are suffering. All former governors and former commissioners need to forms a Team and write a statement why Riek Machar harms their families and the enti

  • 12 June 08:08, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    The amount they are demanding is too much for the government to afford. A reduction per individual is necessary in order for government to work something out. They deserve the right to one time severance pay package.

  • 12 June 10:27, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    They deserve to be paid some compensations. But in which state is Jerome County as mentioned in the article "former Commissioner of Jerome county"?)

  • 12 June 18:14, by Mayendit

    Kwacha Okonyomoi
    Do you know the names of all former 33 States and the counties?. That county maybe it is located in Upper Nile Regions. There were a thousand names of Counties for former 33 States.

  • 12 June 21:03, by Nueri Dial

    EHEHEHEEH! Former Governors with under trees office, Commissioners in their luak are now demanding government to pay them their compensation of killing their own people otherwise they are going for rebellion. Good, you were a governors sitting in Juba and now you want to rebel in Juba. Good luck

  • 13 June 06:29, by Chiir

    Why are these people being so hopeless? What is the payment for? Being sacked? For God’s sake, this wolves weren’t working for a private company to ask for some payment, but for the government of the land. So, if they demand payment, they should be paid and retired from politics once and for all, and not to be appointed again in the near fucking possible future! Gess, this land is full of lunatics

  • 13 June 06:34, by Chiir

    Rebellion? Are you crazy? Who are you threatening to rebel against? Kiir Mayardit? Why don’t you first ask what rebellion is all about and what its dire consequences are before you could rush into suggesting it? You weirdos, learn!



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