24th March 2019
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More advisors “meaningless” – Dr Lam

Author : Emmanuel Akile | Published: 3 years ago

Dr. Lam Akol, the former Chairman of DC

The Chairman of the Democratic Change party, Dr Lam Akol, says the appointment of new presidential advisors is a waste of public funds.

Last month, President Salva Kiir issued a decree appointing 10 additional presidential advisors.

This brings to 19 the number of advisors in the Office of the President.

Dr Akol, who is also the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, says the number is huge and unnecessary.

“What will they do? This is just a waste of money. They are not coming to work,” Dr Akol told the media on Monday.

“We in the interim government say we want to ease the payroll yet we contradict ourselves by raising the payroll for something meaningless.”

Among the new presidential advisors are, former governor of Central Equatoria state Clement Wani Konga as advisor on Special Affairs, former Minister of Education Dr. John Gai Yoh as advisor on Education Affairs, and former Deputy Speaker Daniel Awet Akot as advisor on Military Affairs, among others.