South Sudan

South Sudan Cabinet sworn in


The first Cabinet since separation has been approved and sworn in. The appointments have been controversial due to the number of those who have been appointed and reservations were raised by the opposition party.

*The full list of senior cabinet ministers is as follows:

Dr Betty Achan Ogwaro Minister for Agriculture and Forestry
Dr Martin Elia Lomuro Minister for Animal Resources and Fisheries
Deng Alor Koul Minister for Cabinet Affairs
Garang Diing Akuong Minister for Commerce, Industry and Investment
Dr Cirino Hiteng Ofuho Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports
Gen John Kong Nyuon Minister for Defence and Veterans Affairs
David Deng Athorbei Minister for Electricity and Dams
Kosti Manibe Ngai Minister for Finance and Economic Planning
Alfred Lado Gore Minister of the Environment
Nhial Deng Nhial Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Agnes Kwaje Lasuba Minister for Gender, Child & Social Welfare
Joseph Ukel Abango Minister for General Education and Instruction
Dr Peter Adwok Nyaba Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
Jemma NunuKumba Minister for Housing & Physical Planning
Joseph Lual Acuil Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management
Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin Minister for Information and Broadcasting
Awut Deng Acuil Minister for Labour & Public Service
Oyay Deng Ajak Minister for National Security
Michael Makuei Lueth Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
Stephen Dhieu Dau Minister for Petroleum and Mining
Maj Gen Madut BiarYel Minister for Telecommunications and Postal Services
Agnes Poni Lokudu Minister for Transport
Paul Mayom Akec Minister for Water Resources and Irrigation
Gabriel Changson Chang Minister for Wildlife Conversation and Tourism
Dr Michael Milly Hussein Minister of Health
John Luk Jok Minister of Justice
Gier Chuang Aluong Minister of Roads and Bridges
Gen. Alison Manani Magaya Minister of the Interior
Emmanuel Lowilla Minister, Office of the President

* Publication was delayed to enable verification with the South Sudanese government as a number of inaccurate lists have appeared on the internet.

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