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Minister of Water Irrigation Manawa Peter Gatkuoth courtesy photo]

President Kiir declares 3 days of mourning for former Irrigation Minister

President Salva Kiir has declared three days of mourning for the later Water Resources and Irrigation Minister, Manawa Gatkuoth.

Body of later South Sudan’s Irrigation minister arrives in Juba

The body of the late Manawa Gatkuoth, former South Sudan’s Minister for Water Resources and Irrigation arrives in Juba on Monday morning.

Many government officials including president Salva Kiir received the body at Juba International Airport on Monday morning.

Manawa Peter Gatkuoth passed on in Cairo the capital of Egypt on 19th.Jun. 2022 at 5am.

Gatkuoth died two days after he was flown to Egypt for treatment after complaining of persistent chest pain.

He was appointed minister in March 2020 in line with the 2018 revitalized peace agreement that came into effect on February 22, 2020.

Besides his ministerial position, Gatkouth was also the Chairman of the National Committee for Information and Public Relations, and also member of the SPLM-IO Political Bureau.

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