MP Animu not an employee of the Ministry, South Sudan Minister declares.
In a memo seen by NCMP, dated 22 May 2022, South Sudan’s minister of youth and sports Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu declared that MP Animu, that the president just revoked her appointment is not an employee of the Ministry. Animu appointment was revoked over nationality concerns
This comes after social media users circulated reports in which Animu appeared in a poster that described her as a ‘Strategic Advisor’ at the ministry of youth & sports.
According to the press statement, The minister mentioned that the ministry is under reconstitution and no appointment has been made for advisors and also revealed that no position as ‘Strategic Advisor’ has been designated by the public service for the ministry.
He categorically declares in the memo that Ms. Afekuru Animu Risasi is NOT an employee of the Ministry of Youth and Sports; therefore, the Ministry would like to caution the public that the aforementioned individual is not our employee and any person dealing with her shall do so at his/her own risk and responsibility,
“He concluded that by appreciating the citizens that brought the issue to the attention of the Ministry. He assured the people of South Sudan about the undertakings of the Ministry and the kind of stakeholders we engage with.
There have been different information in social media since 2016 about the nationality of Animu, but her recent appointment into the parliament sparked a social media uproar. This in turn leads to the presidential decree that revoked her appointment into the parliament yesterday.
As an analyst has rightly put it, South Sudan is Horn’s unsung champion of African “free movement of people, goods, and capital”. Juba is cosmopolitan, a microcosm of East Africa. Eritreans run water trucking services, Ethiopians own restaurants, Somalis run petrol stations and Kenyans run banks.
The entire system needs to clean up and protect the rights of every South Sudanese.