Breaking: Kiir appoints Denay as Jonglei Governor

Denay Jock Chagor, former minister of higher education science and technology, talks to Radio Miraya about the government’s plan to provide assistance to students stranded in foreign countries. Photography: Radio Miraya

July 15, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit in a presidential order announced on the nation’s SSBC has appointed Denay Jock Chagor as Governor of Jonglei State, ending weeks-long power wrangling within the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA).

Jock has served as Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology following his appointment in line with the provisions of the peace agreement.

In a related development, President Kiir has appointed Gabriel Changson Chang as Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology in exchange for Denay Jock Chagor.

Since last week, there has been a sharp disagreement among members of the opposition coalition over who should be the Governor of Jonglei State.

As the disagreement had continued, Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, the Secretary-General of SSOA and leader of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) nominated NDM Secretary-General Mahjoub Biel as a candidate for the Jonglei governor.

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