Africa-Press – South-Sudan. The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Tuesday swore in eight recently appointed party county secretaries in South Sudan’s Lakes State. SPLM acting secretary-general in the state Asunta Bouda James presided over the ceremony held at the state SPLM secretariat.
“We are swearing in the newly appointed SPLM county secretaries from the headquarters of the state,” Asunta said. “Within the occasion, we need to alert the community that this is the structure of the party and it starts from the national level, states, counties, and bomas.”
The SPLM official said the county secretaries will go on to appoint their office secretaries and payams secretaries who will then appoint boma party secretaries, in compliance with the party structure.
Lakes State deputy speaker, also a member of the state SPLM caucus Ayen Meen Ador welcomed the new officials and urged them to work with the state government in maintaining peace in the region.
“What we want is to bring peace to our community at large. Our governor, Rin Tueny Mabor, has started since when he was appointed and came to the state. Now the state is calm. Our governor brought peace to our entire population,” she said.
Ayen said the main role of the county SPLM secretaries is to recruit new members to the party in preparation for the upcoming elections. “I know they will work very hard to recruit members of SPLM, maintain current members and work with them for success in the coming elections in 2023,” she added. The newly appointed SPLM secretary for Rumbek Central County, Mabeny Malual Kodi, said among his main priorities is providing services to his people.