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Ter Manyang Gatwech, director of CPA.

Civil society casts doubt on reforms after changes in finance, BoSS

The Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) has expressed doubt on whether reforms in the financial and economic sector will be undertaken by the newly appointed minister of finance and the Acting Governor of the Bank of South Sudan.

“I am not very optimistic because the key players are still within the government, when you look at the appointment of the governor of central bank and the minister of finance it shows that there will be no institutional reforms as required by the agreement,” Ter Manyang Gatwech told The Juba Echo in Juba on Friday.

President Salva Kiir late Thursday sacked Moses Makur Deng the Governor of BoSS and the minister of finance Agak Achuil Lual.

Kiir then appointed Dhier Tong Ngor as the new minister of finance and Johnny Ohisa Damian to serve as Acting governor for BoSS.

Achuil hitherto his sacking was seen by many as a reformist who was working hard to help revive the war-battered economy.

“We expected new people that will come with change but he brought all people that we know,” Gatwech said.

Ngor was previously the governor of BoSS before he was replaced by Makur.

The minister of finance and governor of central bank dockets are difficult for any post-holder to last for more than a year, due to political pressure and interference.

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