South Sudan

Kiir Sacks Minister Aleu, Governor

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked his powerful Minister of Interior Affairs, symptoms drug Aleu Ayieny Aleu, prescription who also hails from the head of state’s birthplace, physician and the governor of Northern Bar-el-gazel, Kuel Aguer Kuel.

This is a seen as a huge cabinet shakeup as Kiir maintains his hold onto power in the war-ravaged nation.

The news of the double sacking came out late Monday.

Sources say the decision to do away with duo in the current leadership was taken over the weekend.

“The Minister of Interior Affairs and governor of Bar-el-gazel are now not part of government anymore. They have been given matching orders by the President who is also our party chair,” a source in the SPLM establishment told ChimpReports on Monday night.

South Sudan is said to be on the verge of economic collapse due to dwindling oil production, the major source of revenue for the government.

The low dollar inflow from crude oil proceeds has adversely affected the value of local currency, South Sudan Pounds which has fallen by a considerable margin and can only easily be secured from the black market.

The country also continues to face internal insecurity with continuous fighting between government troops and South Sudan rebels.


Highly placed sources said during last Friday’s cabinet meeting, Aleu fell short of explaining why his ministry’s performance especially in maintaining internal security was despicable.

He refused to take blame, saying the entire government should take responsibility for the crisis.

The failure by Aleu to admit the shortcomings did not go down well with the president and his close associates, according to sources.

President Kiir also recently issued a decree on animal grazing in the Greater Equatoria area.

Aleu, whose ministry was supposed to implement the decree, reportedly did not act as per the president`s expectations.

Meanwhile, a top SPLA Army General is said to have urged Kiir to kick out Governor Kuel or retire him from the armed forces.

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