Unity State Government Reshuffled

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

Three different consecutive extra-ordinary meetings were conducted by the State Legislative Assembly, the Council of Ministers and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Executive unanimously approving the downsizing of state government.

The ruling SPLM Executive and the Unity State Legislative Assembly caucuses resolved to decrease the number of the state institutions from 14 to 10 due to the current austerity measures.

The council has also abolished the positions of the headquarters commission and five legislative assembly advisors.

The newly appointed office holders are expected to take oath tomorrow.

The abolished Advisory Positions are:
1. Advisor for Health and Social Services,
2. Advisor for Peace and BordersRelationship
3. Advisor of Physical Infrastructure and Public Utilities 
4. Advisor on Education Affairs

The abolished ministries are:
1. Ministry of Parliamentarian Affairs, its current responsibilities to be carried out by the Chief Whip of the State Legislative Assembly.
2. Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, its current responsibilities to be carried out by the State Ministry of Physical Infrastructure, Urban Development and Natural Resources.
3. Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare is taken back to Ministry of Social Development, Gender and Child Welfare. 
4. Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, its responsibilities to be carried out by the State Ministry of Information and Communication, Culture, Youth and Sport.
5. Commissioner of the State Head Quarter, its current responsibilities to be carried out by the Secretary General.

The governor has issued another decree structuring the cabinet. The newly structured State Advisory positions are:
1. State Government Advisor on Service Affairs
2. State Government Advisor on Security Affairs.
3. State Government Advisor on Economic Affairs.
4. State Government Advisor on Peace and Political Affairs

The newly structured ministries are:
1. Ministry of Local Government and Law Enforcement.
2. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Cooperative.
3. Ministry of Finance, Trade and Industry
4. Ministry of General Education and Instruction
5. Ministry of Physical Infrastructure, Urban Development and Natural Resource.
6. Ministry of Information, Communication, Culture, Youth and Sport
7. Ministry of Social Development, Gender and Child Welfare.
8. Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
9. Ministry of Animal Resource and Fishery

The relieved State Advisors are:
1. Mrs. Debora KurManyiel, State Advisor on Health and Social Service.
2. Mr. John Yak Jany, State Advisor on Political Affairs
3. Mr. Michael MayarMading, State Advisor on Economic Affairs
4. Mr. Wal Yang Wel, State Advisor for Physical Infrastructure and Public Utilities
5. John Gatluak Doar, State Advisor on Peace and Border Relationship
6. Ustaz. Wang MutLuony, State Advisor on Education Affairs

The relieved ministers are:
1. Col. Simon Jalduong Matuek, Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Urban Development
2. Mr. Abraham DakTuroalThac, Minister of Information and Communication 
3. Stephen Pei Beliu, Minister of Environment and Natural Resource.
4. Mr. Joseph AropMalual, Minister of Labour, Public Service & Human Resource Development.
5. Mrs. Innocent LazurusLatjor, Minister of Gender and Child welfare.
6. Mrs. Nyaliep John Dak, Minister of Parliamentarian Affairs
7. Mrs. Rebecca KurNyikai, Minister of Social Development.
8. Mr. Thon Mabek Deng, Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport
9. Mr. MayangTiachBadeng, Commissioner of the Head Quarter

The relieved commissioners are:
1. Mr. Taker Riak Dong, Commissioner of Leer County
2. Brig. Peter Gai Joak, Commissioner of Panyijiar County
3. Brig. Martin Mashod Deng, Commissioner of Mayom County
4. Mr. Ajang Gide Yor, Commissioner of Abiemnhom County

The relieved Director Generals as affected by the abolition of their respective ministries.
1. Mr. Malual Majok Chuol, Director General, Ministry of Parliamentarian Affairs.
2. Mr. James Galuak Liah, Director General, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, 
3. Mr. Gatjuet Ruai Wang, Director General, Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare 
4. Mr. Zachariah Gai Dang Kulang, Director General, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.

 The appointed Advisors are:
1. Col. Simon JaduongMatuek, State Government Advisor on Service Affairs
2. Mr. Thon Mabek Deng, State Government Advisor on Peace and Political Affairs
3. Mrs. Rebecca KurNyakai, State Government Advisor on Economic Affairs

The appointed ministers are:
1. Mr. Abraham Dak Turoal, Minister of Physical Infrastructure, Urban Development and Natural Resource, formerly minister of Information and Communication
2. Mr. Joseph Arop Malual, Minister of Information, Communication, Culture, Youth and Sport, formerly minister of Labour, public services and Human Resource Development
3. Mrs. Lubna Abddalgani Babakier,  minister of Social Development, Gender and Child Welfare
4. Mrs. Innocent Lazurus Latjor Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development formerly minister of Gender and Child welfare.

The appointed commissioners are:
1. Major. John BolMayak, Commissioner of Mayom County
2. Mr. Door Liah Diet, Commissioner of Leer County
3. Mr. Simon Chuol Biel, Commissioner of Panyijiar County
4. Mr. AropTuruk Kuna, Commissioner of Abiemnhom County

New Unity State Cabinet :
1. Lt. Gen. Taban Deng Gai, Governor of Unity State  
2. Brig. Michael ChiangjiekGeay, Deputy Governor, Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement 
3. Col. Samuel Lony Geng,  Minister of Agriculture and forestry
4. Mr. ThomasJal Thomas,Minister of Finance, Trade and Industry 
6. Dr. Changkel Banak Riek, Minister of Health 
7. Mr. Abraham DakTuroal, Minister of Physical Infrastructure, Urban Development and Natural Resources
8. Mr. Joseph Arop Malual, Ministry of Information, Communication, Culture, Youth and Sport
9. Mrs. Innocent Lazurus Latjor Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
10. Dr. Mariem Mut Toroah, Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries 
11. Mrs. Lubna Abddalgani Babakier,  Minister of Social Development, Gender and Child Welfare
12. Angelo Chol Dong Wei,  Minister of General Education and Instruction

Advisors  
1. Mr. Maniew Dak Gong, Advisor for Security Affairs 
2. Col. Simon JaduongMatuek, State Government Advisor on Service Affairs
3. Mr. Thon Mabek Deng, State Government Advisor for peace and Political Affairs
4. Mrs. Rebecca Kur Nyakai, State Government Advisor on Economic Affairs

Commissioners
1. Col. James Pui Yak Yiel,  Commissioner of Guit County
2. Capt Majok Gadet Deng , Commissioner of Parieng County  
3. Maj. John BolMayak,   Commissioner of Mayom County 
4. Mr. Simon Chuol Biel,   Commissioner of Panyijiar County  
5. Mr. Door Liah Diet ,   Commissioner of Leer County   
6. Col. Eng. William Garjang Geng,  Commissioner of Rubkona County 
7. Mr.  Arop Turuk Kuna,   Commissioner of Abiemnom County
8. Major. John Chuol Wang,   Commissioner of Koch County 
9. Capt. Gideon GatpanThoar,  Commissioner of Mayiendit County 

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