President Salva Kiir has just issued a republican decree dismissing the Ruweng Administrative Area chief and appointing a new chief Administrator for the oil-rich Ruweng Administrative Area.

He dismissed William Chol Awanlith as the Ruweng Chief Administrator and appointed Peter Dau Chopkuer as the replacement.

The republican decree was read on state-owned television, SSBC.

Chol Awunlith has been accused by Ruweng residences of corruption, ignorance, and backstabbing the people of Ruweng on various occassion.