South Sudan president overhauls security sector, appoints new chief of police

 

 

GenJUBA, South Sudan-- President Salva Kiir of South Sudan on Tuesday appointed Lt. Gen. Pieng Deng Kuol to be the new Inspector General of  South Sudan Police. The appointment came after the president relieved Gen. Achuil Tito Madut from the job. One day before those announcements, Mr. Kiir had removed 11  army Lt. Generals from active duty and put them on reserve. One of those was Pieng Deng Kuol, who is now the new chief of police.

On the gubernatorial front, the president made news by replacing Eng. Chol Tong Mayai with Maj. Gen. Matur Chut Dhuol as care-taker governor of Lakes State.

It bears reporting  that South Sudan was rocked by spectors of violence in 2012. Aslo, toward the end of last year, there were rumors of coup after coup but those rumors were played down by the goverment. 

In the beginning of December, Isaiah Abraham, a prolific political commentator, was assassinated in Juba, and his death became a tipping point where the public demanded swift changes in the goverment.

In just about the same week, security forces massacred civilians in Wau, Western Bar el Ghazal State, who were protesting their state government's decision to relocate the capital city.

Few weeks after the assassination and the massacre in Wau, the Greater Bor Community in North America and The Nuer Community World Wide wroted strongly worded postion pappers on the assassination, security  concerns and all the killings of many innocent South Sudanese, and demanded that Mr. Kiir effect urgent reforms in the security sector. 

It is not clear if the widespread level of public outrage did influence the president's decision  in what now appears to be a comprhensive overhaul of the security sector.

And according to the reporting from the BBC on Tuesday, " South Sudan has denied...that the dismissal of more than 30 top army officers has anything with a rumour about a coup attempt."

Below are the presidential decrees courtesy of the presidential Press Unit/Goss.org.

 

 

THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

 

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

Press Office

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Press Release

 

 

H.E Kiir relieves Governor of Lakes state and appoints new Deputies to SPLA/COGS

 

The President of the Republic and C-IN-C of the SPLA H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit on 21st, Jan.2013 issued Republican Decree No. 06/2013 for the relieve of the Governor of Lakes state Eng. Chol Tong Mayay from his position as a governor, with effect from 21st,January 2013. The Decree directed the Deputy Governor of Lakes state to act until further measure are taken.

 

President Kiir also issued republican decree No. 07/2013 for the relieve of SPLA officers from active service and remain in the reserve list until they are reassigned, the officers are:

 

1-   Lt. Gen. Obuto Mamur Mete

 

2-   Lt. Gen. Biar Atem Ajang

 

3-   Lt. Gen. Pieng Deng Kuol

 

4-   Lt. Gen. Ayuen Alier Jongroor

 

5-   Lt. Gen. Wilson Deng Kuoirot

 

6-   Lt. Gen. Kuol Diem Kuol

 

7-   Maj. Gen. Augustino Jadalla Jada

 

8-   Maj. Gen. Elias Waya Nyipuoc


9-   Maj. Gen. Luis Aliandro Paul

 

10- Maj. Gen. Dr. Henry Makeny Dhieu

 

11- Maj. Gen. Dr. Akol Diing Duot

 

Republican Decree No.08/2013 for the Removal of SPLA officers from Active List and

 

put to the Reserve List, 2013. The officers are:

 

S/N

Rank

Name in Full

 

 

 

1-

Maj. Gen.

Peter Bol Koang

 

 

 

2-

Maj. Gen.

James Yiec Biet

 

 

 

3-

Maj. Gen.

James Gatduel Gatluak

 

 

 

4

Maj. Gen.

Salva Chol Ayat

 

 

 

5

Maj. Gen.

Matur Chuot Dhuol

 

 

 

6

Maj. Gen.

John Mayiik Jaw

 

 

 

7

Maj. Gen.

Andrea Domnic Safer

 

 

 

8

Maj. Gen.

Peter Pernyang Daniel

 

 

 

9

Maj. Gen.

Dau Aturjong Nuol

 

 

 

10

Maj. Gen.

Bol Akol Bol

 

 

 

11

Maj. Gen.

Kitchener Morthan Kolen

 

 

 

12

Maj. Gen.

Simon Gatwich Dual

 

 

 

13

Maj. Gen.

Samuel Mayiik Machar

 

 

 

14

Maj. Gen.

James Othow Along

 

 

 

15

Maj. Gen.

Peter Dor Manjur

 

 

 

16

Maj. Gen.

John Both Tany

 

 

 

17

Maj. Gen.

Sadam Chayuot Manyang

 

 

 

18

Maj. Gen.

John Macham Atem

 

 

 

19

Maj. Gen.

Thomas Tot Bangoang

 

 

 

20

Maj. Gen.

Elias Lado Sworo

 

 

 

21

Maj. Gen.

Abraham Jok Aring

 

 

 

22

Maj. Gen.

Garang Akok Adut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


23

Maj. Gen.

Garang Bul Pager

 

 

 

24

Maj. Gen.

Michael Miakol Deng Anyang

 

 

 

 

 

 

H.E Kiir also issued Republican decree No. 10/2013 for the promotion of SPLA Major Generals to Lieutenant Generals, 2013 AD, with effect from 21st Jan, 2013 as hereunder:

 

S/N

Rank

Name In Full

 

 

 

1-

Maj. Gen.

Thomas Cirilo Swaka

 

 

 

2-

Maj. Gen.

James Ajongo Mawut

 

 

 

3-

Maj. Gen.

Malek Ruben Riak

 

 

 

4-

Maj. Gen.

Malual Ayom Dor

 

 

 

5-

Maj. Gen.

Mangar Buong Aluenge

 

 

 

6-

Maj. Gen.

Chol Thong Balok

 

 

 

7-

Maj. Gen.

Gabriel Jok Riak

 

 

 

8-

Maj. Gen.

Johnson Gony Biliu

 

 

 

9-

Maj. Gen.

Charles Lam Chol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican Decree for the appointment of Deputies to the SPLA Chief of General Staff:

 

 

Republican Decree No.11/2013 for the appointment of Deputies to the SPLA Chief of General staff, as hereunder:

 

S/N

Lt. Gen.

Name in Full

Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

1-

Lt. Gen.

Thomas Cirilo Swaka

D/COGS for Training

 

 

 

 

2-

Lt. Gen.

James Ajongo Mawut

D/COGS for operation

 

 

 

 

3-

Lt. Gen.

Malek Ruben Riak

D/COGS for Logistics

 

 

 

 

 

4-

Lt. Gen.

Malual Ayom Dor

D/COGS

for

 

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5-

Lt. Gen.

Mangar Buong Aluenge

D/COGS for inspection

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-

Lt. Gen.

Chol Thon Balok

D/COGS

for

Morale

 

 

 

orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican decree for the appointment of SPLA Sector Commanders:

 

President Kiir also on 21st, Jan. 2013 issued Republican Decree No. 12/2013 for the appointment of SPLA Sector Commanders, 2013 as hereunder:

 

S/N

Rank

Name in Full

Sector

 

 

 

 

1-

Lt. Gen.

Gabriel Jok Riak

Sector One (Wau)

 

 

 

 

2-

Lt. Gen.

Johnson Gony Biliu

Sector Two (Malakal)

 

 

 

 

3-

Lt. Gen.

Charles Lam Chol

Sector three (Torit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported By

 

Presidential Press Unit office

 

Office of the President

 

RSS/Juba



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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