Kiir likely to clean up cabinet and army for better legacy

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir attends an urgent session for the Summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on South Sudan in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (ETHIOPIA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

11/06/2020 (JUBA) – President Kiir has assumed a new identity under the slogan that seems to bring rapid change and development to the country. One week earlier, the president sacked the minister in his office for failure of administering his duties diligently. The former minister of the Presidential Affairs, Hon. Mayiik swapped the contractor with one which failed its task. As a result, the Juba-Rumbek Highway was swept away by heavy downpour in Juba due to poor construction strategies. Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial took over.

Yesterday, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Makur was sacked in a presidential decree read on SSBC. Dr. Makur was two weeks ago accused of graft by the legal advisor in the same ministry. The reason is highlighted here

It is now clear that President Kiir is slowly doing reforms and according to one senior government official who declined mentioning, Hon. Tut Kew, the Presidential Advisor on Security is to be removed in another presidential decree. This is now a clear case as things take shape. Tut has been also called for removal by Warrap based group and the Unity State Youths. He is accused of instigating tribal clashes, kidnapping, torturing youths and high insecurity in the country.

The other top officials that are said to be sacked by both Kiir and Machar are the Hon. Minister of Health, Madam Elizabeth Achuei, Mr. Puot Kang, Simon Mijok Mijak and some other sensitive names from South Sudan Army (SPLA).

It seems Kiir has understood the urge from the presidency that it is time to move the country forward as said by H.E Vice President Taban Deng Gai.

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