President Kiir sacks South Sudan labour minister

Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has sacked the Labour minister, General Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang, and appointed former army chief of staff General James Hoth Mai to take over the ministry.

According to Khartoum-based 'Sudan Tribune', Hothnyang was fired from the position without any explanation. The daily reported on Sunday that Hoth Mai is the new Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development.

Mai who is believed to be a close ally to President Kiir was relieved from his position as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) chief of staff on 24 April 2014, four months after the start of hostilities between forces loyal to Kiir and his former Vice President Riek Machar in December 2013.

The President recently appointed a number of his close allies to different posts as governors and ministers ahead of the new cabinet to be formed in line with the power-sharing deal signed on 5 August in Khartoum with opposition groups.
-0- PANA AR 26Aug2018

26 august 2018 11:27:13

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