‘Go ye and serve the people,’ Kiir urges Pal Mai
The newly-appointed Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Pal Mai Deng, has been urged to serve the citizens regardless of their tribes and parties after taking an oath to assume duties.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit last week appointed Mai into the dreaded ministry through a presidential decree, which was read out on the state-owned television, SSBC.
Mai’s appointment followed the tragic passing of Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, nearly five months ago, who left the office vacant.
President Kiir urged Pal Mai to face challenges and serve citizens diligently and without discrimination in the new docket.
“You are now a minister, and you are in a position of authority. So do the right thing for the best interest of the nation,” Kiir said.
The President further noted that the government’s role is to provide services to its people by ensuring that citizens have access to good roads, schools and hospitals.
Pal Mai appreciated the trust given to him to lead one of the most crucial national ministries in the country.
He accepted the appointment and vowed to work to ensure that South Sudanese benefits from the ministry’s achievements.
Mai promised to deal with the challenges that come with the new assignment.
The ceremony was administered in the Office of the President by the Deputy Chief Justice Dr John Gatwech Lul.