Kiir presided over Gen. Gregory and Hon. Martin’s swearing-in ceremony.
His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic, presided over the swearing-in of Hon Martin Gama Abucha as Minister of Mining in the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity this morning.
President Salva Kiir released an order naming Martin Obucha Gama as the next Minister of Mining on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, in the evening.
Major General Gregory Deng Kuac was also sworn in as the Deputy Director-General of the National Security Service’s General Intelligence Bureau (GIB).
The president just appointed his brother-in-law, Major General Gregory Deng Kuac, as the new Deputy Director-General of the National Security Service’s General Intelligence Bureau (NSS).
Martin takes over for Henry Odwar, who resigned in August and afterward stated his support for the SPLM-IO breakaway group commanded by General Simon Dual.
According to the renewed peace deal, the Mining docket belongs to the SPLM-IO. The Mining Ministry has been vacant for about four months, awaiting the selection of a new minister by SPLM-IO head Riek Machar.
Chief Justice Chan Reech Madut officiated during the inauguration event at the President’s Office.
Hon Tut Gatluak Manime, Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Director General of the General Intelligence Bureau Gen Simon Yien Makuac, and Hon Salva Mathok, Member of Parliament of the TNLA, were also present.