South Sudanese President Salva Kiir announced the appointment of the new governor of the state of Jonglei after weeks of dispute over the nomination, and when the unity government was first restructured since then two new ministers were appointed to see the light in February.
Kiir has elected former Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Denay Jock Chagor, as the new governor of Jonglei, a country that has been shaken by the increase in violence and clashes between communities in recent months.
The president appointed governors of eight of the country’s eight states on June 30, while those of Jonglei and Upper Nile remained unnamed due to disputes over the power-sharing agreement announced days earlier.
The agreement reached in early June saw the President’s Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) appoint six governors, while the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) appointed the first Vice President. Riek Machar, I would do it in three states.