Juba, 05 July, 2020 / 10:08 pm (ACI Africa).
Days after South Sudan’s President appointed State Governors and Chief Administrators, a Prelate in the East-Central African nation has weighed in on the gender imbalance in the appointments and urged the Presidency to reach out to the appointed South Sudanese leaders and give a chance to women leadership.
“The President and the First Vice President should encourage the Governors to appoint more women than men in ministerial posts. They are to convince governors from their parties to appoint more women in the State Governments,” the Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, Stephen Ameyu told ACI Africa in an interview.
Women in South Sudan “would be the better element to bring the country together, to bring our parties together,” Archbishop Ameyu added during the Friday, July 3 interview.
“If women are allowed more chances, I think our societies will be more stable than now because women represent a family, which is the basic institution of the society,” he explained.
Archbishop Ameyu’s reaction follows the June 29 Presidential Decree that saw South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir appoint Governors for eight of the ten States and Chief Administrators for three other areas of Pibor, Ruweng and Abyei.