South Sudan labour minister resigns, cites frustration

A South Sudanese minister resigned from his position on Friday, citing frustration with the unity government’s inability to tackle the country's problems.

Lt. Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam, who was a senior member of the SPLM-IO faction allied to First Vice President Taban Deng in Juba, was the labour minister in Kiir's administration.

In a resignation letter seen by Radio Tamazuj today, Gebrial Duop Lam said, “I have officially resigned from the position as the Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development in the so-called partial Government of National Unity with effect from 17 February, 2017.”

Duop also announced his defection from the SPLM-IO faction allied to Taban Deng Gai and joined Riek Machar’s group. “I reaffirm my full allegiance and commitment to the SPLM/SPLA-IO under the wise leadership of Dr Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon,” said Duop.

Photo: Gen. Duop Lam (credit: Gurtong)