Angelina Teny takes oath as interior minister

Angelina Teny, the former Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs, has been sworn in as new Minster for Interior.

Speaking during the swearing-in event, President Salva Kiir instructed Teny and her deputy Marial Gumke to collaborate to steer the docket into its set achievements.

Teny affirmed her commitment to improving the working environment between the ministry and personnel in order to improve its performance.

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Gumke stated that he will collaborate with colleagues in the ministry to achieve the overall political leadership direction.

Dr. Isaiah Akol Mathiang, the Deputy Governor of Lakes State, was among those who took the oath of office. Chief Justice Chan Reec Madut presided over the inauguration event.

Teny and Gumke were appointed in a presidential decree read out last week at the state-broadcaster, SSBC.

Teny was relieved from the docket of Defence and Veteran Affairs back in March 2023 at the behest of protest from SPLM-IO, her party.

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SPLM-IO averred that the change was made behind the back of its party leader, Dr Riek Machar, the first vice president, who happens to be the husband of Teny.

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