[dropcap]K[/dropcap]ampala – The Lou Nuer Community living in Uganda have felicitated their recently appointed sons in the ranks and file of the SPLA (IO) by the SPLA (IO) commander in Chief Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.
In his latest promotion of the army officers, Machar promoted several army commanders including his Army Chief of General staff Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual (Chuany) who hails from Lou Nuer Community.
“Subsequent to the recent elevation made by the SPLA commander in chief, General Riek Machar, the Lou Nuer in an assembly meeting have recognized with gratitude the promotion of all the army generals to the new ranks and files” ~ The community stated in a press statement imparted to Wangdunkon Media.
Among the top recently promoted Generak from Lou Nuer are: Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual from the rank of Lt. General to the rank of 1st. Lt. Gen, Koang Gatkuoth Kerjiok who have been acting as the governor of Bieh State established under the SPLM/SPLA IO administration is promoted from the rank of Brigadier General to the rank of Major General.
Other promoted generals are: Moses Chot Rik from the rank of Major General to the rank of Lieutenant General, Wang Chiok Koryoam, Deng Yiey Thanypiny and Koang Chuol Gach were promoted from the rank of Brigadier General to the rank of Major General.
“In view of this reward, we commend to the leadership of the movement to stand firm without being withstood by any pressure; either internally or externally. The right decision was made in the right time and place” ~ the community pointed out