Juba City gets First-ever female Mayor and 3 Deputies

The Governor of Central Equatoria State Emmanuel Adil Anthony has appointed Flora Gabriel Modi as the new Mayor of Juba City Council through a gubernatorial decree on Friday.

This is the first time a female assumed the position of Mayor in Juba City and the second in Central Equatoria state after Cecilia Oba Tito.

Flora Gabriel Modi was serving as the Commissioner General of the State Investment Authority/Corporation at the time of her appointment into the Mayoral position.

The Former mayor of Yei River County Cecilia Oba Tito, was the first female mayor in central Equatoria State before she was kidnapped and murdered along with her personal office manager by unknown assailants in 2014. 

The New Mayoress will now officially be the replacement of Michael Lado Thomas Allah-Jabu who was sacked in June this year.

Emmanuel Khemis Richard, the commissioner of Lainya County was immediately appointed as a Caretaker but was eventually sacked after nearly two months of service following the public outcry after he was seen in video footage slapping a female vendor along the road.

Governor Adil also re-structured the Administration of Juba City Council and created the additional position of third Deputy Mayor for Environment and Waste Management to the existing ones of Deputy Mayor for Administration and Finance and Deputy Mayor for Social Services 

In a similar decree, the Governor also appointed Mogga Franco Wani as the 1st Deputy Mayor for Administration and Finance, Thiik Thiik Mayardit as the 2nd Deputy Mayor for Social Services, and Emmanuel Juma Diyo as the 3rd Deputy Mayor For Environment and Waste Management.

The Governor equally appointed Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah Doa Zozimo as an Advisor to the leadership of Juba City Council

On the same note, Governor Adil suspended Moro Isaac Jenesio from his position as the Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement Agency.

Recently, Adil accused Minister Moro of subordination and absentia from work and demanded that Moro resigns from his position.

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The Governor also relieved Rufas Juka Samuel from his position as the Coordinator of Wonduruba Administrative Payam and appointed Towongo Stephen Michael as the new Coordinator of Wonduruba Administrative Payam.

All these gubernatorial changes come into effect from 06th October 2023 and all the appointees will be sworn in this Saturday

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