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Kiir sacks Twic state Governor

 President Salva Kiir Mayardit (file photo):

By Moses Gum Degur

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit relieved Twic state Governor from his duties on Friday.A

In a Republican Decree read on the State owned broadcast, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, President Kiir relieved Kon Manyiel Kuol as Twic state Governor with effect from the date of the Republican Decree.

It was not clear what led to removal of the Governor. But some media reports indicated that Mr. Kon failed to comply with orders of moving the state capital to Mayen Abun.

In the same Decree President Kiir directed the state Deputy Governor to act until the new Governor is appointed.

Kon Manyiel Kuol was appointed by President Kiir as Governor of Twic state in January 2017 replacing Bona Panek Biar.

Twic State is among the 32 states of South Sudan.

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