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National Ministers

President General Salva Kiir Mayardit, vide the Republican Decree No 56/2013 has appointed the following National Ministers effective July 31, 2013:

Ministry of Cabinet Affairs Martin Elia Lomuro
Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs Kuol Manyang Juuk
Ministry of Justice Telar Ring Deng
Minister in the Office of the President To be Appointed later
Minister in the Office of the President for National Security Service Obote Mamur Mete
Ministry of Interior and Wildlife Conservation Aleu Ayieny Aleu
Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning Aggrey Tisa Sabuni
Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Kuong Danhier Gatluak
Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Michael Makuei Lueth
Ministry of Health Riek Gai Kok
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development Beda Machar Deng
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology John Gai Yoah
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning Jemma Nunu Kumba
Ministry of Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources Abdalla Deng Nhial
Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges Simon Majok Mijak
Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, Industry and Environment Stephen Dhieu Dau
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Ngor Kolong Ngor
Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Awut Deng Acuil

National Deputy Ministers

The President made the following National Deputy Ministers with effect from July 31, 2013 vide Republican Decree No 57/2013

Ministry of Justice Paulino Wanawilla Onango
Ministry of Interior and Wildlife Conservation Jadalla Augustino Wani
Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning Mary Jervas Yak, Kengen Jakor
Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Rebecca Joshua Okwachi
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development Nadia Arop Dudi
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Bol Makueng Yuol
Ministry of Lands, Housing and Physical Planning Deng Arop Kuol
Ministry of Transport, Roads and Bridges Martin Tako
Ministry of Petroleum, Mining, Industry and Environment ELizabeth James Bol

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South Sudan Government in the news

February 10, 2012: Council of Ministers resolve to maintain defense and interior ministry's budgets as the Government prepares to announce austerity measures.

November 25, 2011: Deputy minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph said that women should learn and claim their human rights.

October 21, 2011: Minister for Office of the President, Emmanuel Lowilla officially opens new offices for the staff in the Office of the President.

August 26, 2011: President Salva Kiir Mayardit announces his first cabinet.

August 6, 2011: Atem Garang is appointed as the Chief Whip of the Government in the National Legislative Assembly. President Salva Kiir Mayardit released a presidential decree to this effect.

August 6, 2011: South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit addressed the SPLM Caucus of the two houses - National Legislative Assembly and the Council of the States. He appealed to the members to approve the list of the expected new government 'without considering it through tints of tribalism'. Vice President Riek Machar Teny termed the meeting historic considering it is the first time both the houses are meeting after the nation became independent. He asked the members to meet the expectations of the people by delivering basic services, peace, stability and good governance.

July 29, 2011: Inspector General of South Sudan police, Acuil Tito said the Interior Ministry is processing all the necessary traveling documents such as the passport, birth certificate and the national identification which are very important. The Ministry is setting up offices in the ten states and possibly in few counties.

July 29, 2011: Chief of Operations of Peace Corps Ms Lynn Foden met Education Minister Dr. Michael Milli Hussein and pledged support to train the teachers of South Sudan. A delegation of the organization visited various areas of South Sudan for about two weeks to access the needs of the teachers in the country.

July 23, 2011: Pagan Amum Okech takes oath as the caretaker Minister for Peace

July 22, 2011: President Kiir said in Juba that the next cabinet expansion will be based on qualification of the candidates and not based on tribal representation. The current care taker government had 32 ministers of which 12 are from the Dinka ethnic group, 6 from Nuer community and the remaining 14 positions from the rest of the communities of the region. Kirr said that tribal representation will be effective at state level and not at national level.

July 16, 2011: The first cabinet meeting takes place under the chairmanship of Salva Kiir Mayrdit. The meeting discussed about issues related to finance and economy. It also approved the introduction of the new currency of South Sudan.

July 11, 2011: World Bank's acting country director for Sudan, Ian Bannon says the country would need 20 years to build a properly functional Government.

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