South Sudan deputy interior minister resigns

Former Deputy Minister of Interior-Mabior Garang de Mabior

South Sudan Deputy Minister of Interior, Mabior Garang de Mabior has resigned. According to eye radio report, Mabior cited insecurity and unwillingness to implement revitalized peace among his reasons for quitting a job.

Mabior in the resignation letter on Wednesday said Kiir is not willing to implement peace deal.

“The security situation in the country has worsened; there is inter-communal violence in the three historical regions of Bhar-el-Ghazal, Equatoria and Upper Nile, as well as in the three new administrative areas of Abyei, Greater Pibor and Ruweng,” he said in his resignation letter seen by Eye Radio.

“This insecurity is directly related to our dismal failure to implement the security arrangements which should have been implemented in the pre-transitional period – it should have been the priority.”

Mabior was appointed to the position in March 2020 during the formation of Transitional Government of Nations Unity. The implementation of revitalized peace agreement is going at slower pace as states governments are not established. Security arrangements are yet to be completed.

Mabior has also blamed the presidency for inadequacy in handling COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that he would continue serving his party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition, SPLM/IO, where he is a member of the Political Bureau and the Chairperson for Information and Public Relations.