South Sudan President Salva fires Finance Minister

In an executive decree read on state-owned television Network on 16 September, South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his Minister of Finance and Planning Salvatore Garang Mabiordit Wol. 

Mabiordit is the eighth Finance Minister dismissed by Kiir since 2011. The country’s new Finance Minister is Athian Diing Athian. 

Kiir also fired Erjok Bullen, acting commissioner of the National Revenue Authority, and Chol Deng Thon Abel, head of the Nile Petroleum Corporation, or Nilepet, the country’s institution overseeing oil production. 

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