President Kiir fires Undersecretary in the Ministry of Petroleum

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has relieved Eng. Awou Daniel Chuang, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Petroleum on Tuesday evening.

Eng. Awou was replaced immediately by Mayen Wol Jong through a Presidential Decree read on the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC).

Mr. Wol was Awou’s Undersecretary when the latter was appointed as Minister of Petroleum in 2018, replacing Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth who was fired two years after his appointment in 2016.

He was however demoted in 2020 to the position of Undersecretary after the establishment of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU).

While, the current incumbent Undersecretary Wol was the former Chief Administrator in the Office of the President before his first appointment as the Undersecretary in Petroleum Ministry in 2018.

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