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Alfred Futuyo Karaba, the governor for Western Equatoria state

Western Equatoria Governor accused of hiding from his cabinet

By Simon Deng

The Governor of Western Equatoria State is in trouble after some of his ministers accused him of failing to call weekly cabinet meetings.

In a statement issued on Wednseady by Governor Alfred Futuyo Karaba’s cabinet accused by him of frustrating efforts to discuss pertinent issues in the state.

“The cabinet has endured a lot in regards to the management of state affairs as enshrined in the R-ARCSS, the Hon. Governor has on several occasion rejected, postponed and deliberately cancelled the regular Council of Ministers meeting which is the highest decision-making body,” it said.

 It said the last Council of Ministers meeting was conducted on April 22, 2022. 

The statement was signed by 10 cabinet ministers, including James Severino, the minister of local government and law enforcement, John Wilson Ada, the minister of legal and parliamentary affairs, and Yona Robert Mark, the minister of cooperatives and rural development.

The group urged the Governor to resume the Council of Ministers meetings.

“We call upon the national government to intervene to rescue the state government from falling apart so that we resusustate the R-ARCSS in Western Equatoria State,” it said.

Our several attempts to reach the Governor’s office for comment ended in futility by the time of writing this story.

Governor Futuyo subscribes to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by First Vice President Riek Machar within the transitional unity government.

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