Newsflash: Minister of Health Acuei fires Incident Manager on COVID-19

May 30, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s Minister of Health, Elizabeth Acuei Yol has issued a ministerial directive, dismissing the Incident Manager on COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Angok Gordon Kuol from his assignment.

Press Statement

Ministerial Order No 004/2020 Termination of the Temporary Assignment of the Incident Manager for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Order

In exercise of powers conferred upon me under Article 114 (2) (C) and Article 31 of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 (as amended), read together with the Republican Decree No. 222/2020; 1, Elizabeth Acuei Yol, the Minister for Health, do hereby issue this Ministerial Order as follows:

1- Termination of Assignment of Dr Angok Gordon Kuol from the post of Incident Manger for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Outbreak in the Republic of South Sudan. Dr Kuol shall continue in his position as Director of the Public Health Institute based at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Juba.

2- Appointment of Dr Richard Lino Lako as the Incident OF Manager for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Outbreak in RY MEALTE the Republic of South Sudan.

3- The Undersecretary in the Ministry of Health is hereby directed to take the necessary action to implement this order.

4- This Order comes into force on the date of its signature by the Minister.

Re: Handing Over of the Office of the Incident Manager for COVID-19

Pursuant to the provisions of Ministerial Order No 004/2020 dated 27th May 2020 (attached), I wish to advise the following: 1- Kindly hand over, with immediate effect, the Office of the Incident Manager for including asserts to Dr Richard Lino Lako, the newly appointed Incident Manager for COVID-19 Pandemic.

2- You shall continue to discharge your duties as the Director of Public Health Institute.

3- Please report to your office located at the Ministry of Health’s Headquarters. On behalf of the Honourable Minister and staff of the Ministry, I wish to thank you for your service during your tenure as the Incident Manager for COVID-19 Pandemic. Wish You all the best in your new endeavours.

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