President Salva Kiir has appointed governors for eight states – Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and Unity.

This comes two weeks after President Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar agreed on the process for nominating governors in the country’s 10 states.

Here are the pics of the governors and the administrators:

(1) Emmanuel  Adil — Central Equatoria State

(2) Louis Lobong Lojore — Eastern Equatoria State

(3) Makur Kulang — Lakes

(4) Tong Aken Ngor — Northern Bar El Ghazel

(5) Joseph Nguen Monytuil — Unity State

(6) Bona Panek — Warrap State

(7) Sarah Cleto Rial — Western Bar El Ghazel

(8) Alfred Futuyo — Western Equatoria State

Appointment of Chief Administrators

(1) Joshua Konyi — Greater Pibor


(2) William Chol Awanlith — Ruweng

(3) Kuol Deim Kuol— Abyei

South Sudan’s army spokesman Major General Kuol Diem Kuol, the former rebel turned official of the southern Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA), speaks to reporters in the southern capital Juba on August 24, 2010. AFP PHOTO/PETER MARTELL (Photo credit should read PETER MARTELL/AFP via Getty Images)