Juba – President Salva Kiir created 28 states in his address when he appeared on state owned SSTV, the unexpected move took people by surprise as there was no rumors for the creation of the new states.
Dr. Riek Machar of armed opposition in April Last year adapted 21 states according to the districts created by British, the move was opposed by the govt delegations to the talks, surprisingly, Salva Kiir announced in state owned SSTV 28 instead of 21 in a move, according to analysts, aiming at taking the credit from the opposition boss Machar.
Kiir moves to create 28 states was not procedural as the matter was deliberated in the council of ministers and not taken to the parliament for more discussion.
The list of the recent created state by President Kirr is as follow:
(a). Equatoria Base States.
1- Ematong State (Torit).
2- Nyamonong State (Kapota).
3- Maredi State (Maredi).
4- Amadi State (Mundri).
5- Mudway State (Yambiu).
6- Juba State (Juba).
7- Trekeka State (Trekeka).
8- Yie River State (Yie).
(b). Bhar el Ghazal Base States
9- Wau State (Wau).
10- Awil State (Awil).
11- Lul State (Raja)
12- Awil East State (Wanjok).
13- Tuiej State ( Mayanid Abon).
14- Gogerial East State (Kuajok).
16- Tonje State (Tonje).
17- Eastern Lake State ( Yirol).
17- Western Lake State (Rumbek).
18- Gok State (Pngeik).
(C). Upper Nile Base States.
19- Northern Lich State (Bentiu).
20- Southern Lich State (Leer).
21- Rowon State (Pariang).
22- Eastern Nile State (Malakal)
23- Jongile State (Bor).
24- Western Nile State (Kodok).
25- Western Yod State (Ayod)
26- Eastern Bieh State (Akobo)
27- Latjor State (Naser).
28- Boma State (Bibor)