President Kiir fires deputy information minister

akol paul kordit

South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, sacked deputy information and communications minister Akol Paul Kordit on Tuesday evening, state media reported, quoting a decree from the president.

In another decree, Kiir appointed Lily Albino Akol Akol as the new deputy minister of information and communications.

The decree gave no reason for the removal of Akol who was appointed in April 2016. But Akol’s sacking coincided with a letter he allegedly wrote to the information minister Michael Makuei in which he said the level of mismanagement and corruption has reached an intolerable stage in the information ministry.

“I believe you will agree with me that what has been going on in our ministry is in total contradiction with objectives, ideals and values for which our people fought and sacrificed to liberate this country,” partly reads a letter dated 2 February.

Akol Paul had served as leader of the youth wing in the SPLM party. He is now representing Western Lakes State in South Sudan’s national legislative assembly.

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