South Sudanese president’s creation of 18 additional states likely to increase

The South Sudanese Nuer Youth said the unilateral creation made last Friday by Kiir undermines his government organs; Parliament, Judiciary, and Council of Minister and the citizens and the provision of the CPA-2 that only recognized 10 states.


Rebels are also mobilizing to attack government troops in parts of Upper Nile state, he said.

It was not immediately possible to get a comment from the rebels.

The recent peace signed by the President and Dr Riek Machar is a total disaster if you look at it with a three dimensional eyes, it encourages future rebellions from politically defeated individuals, since these fugitives are sure of their praises and prices when they turn against their fellow citizens, however, I don’t want to deny the fact that it has brought into light a few significant proposed systems of governance which might bring lasting peace, prosperity, accountability, liberty and justice into our infant nation of South Sudan.

The President can also issue further operational Orders for the new states if deemed necessary.

“This is about giving more power to the people through better service delivery”.

Now, looking critically at the scanned Text of the Presidential Order, it is observation that it bears no signature and sealed of H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardi; neither is it printed on an official headed paper though it was read over the SSTV.

South Sudanese soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, August 20, 2015.

The order, broadcast on state radio late Friday, increases the current 10 states to 28, rendering the agreed power sharing formula redundant.

“This presidential decree is a violation of the peace agreement and is a clear message to the world that president Kiir is not committed to peace”, Machar said in a statement.

“We also recognized the fact that it should be done through public consultation and first adopted by the permanent constitution during the Transitional Government of National Unity”, he stressed.


But a political row between Kiir and his sacked deputy Machar descended into fighting inside the country in December 2013, often along ethnic faultlines.

52 killed in South Sudan clashes