Rumbek cattle camp
Location in South Sudan.
|Region||Bahr el Ghazal|
|• Total||43,595.08 km2 (16,832.15 sq mi)|
|Population (2008 census)|
|• Density||16/km2 (41/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Lakes (al-Buhayrat) is one of the ten states of South Sudan. It has an area of 40,235 km². Rumbek is the capital of the state. Lakes is in the Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan, in addition to Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, and Warrap states. Bahr el Ghazal itself was a former province which was split from the Anglo-Egyptian mudiriyat, or province of Equatoria in 1948. The eastern border is the White Nile with Jonglei on the opposite bank. To the northeast lies Unity State. Other borders include Warrap State towards the northwest, Western Equatoria to the south and west, and Central Equatoria to the south.
Like all states in South Sudan, Lakes is divided into counties; there are eight counties, each headed by a County Commissioner.
|Cueibet||4,823.56||47,041||Kongor Deng Kongor? (SPLM)|
|Rumbek North||4,531.13||43,410||Stephen Mathiang Deng|
|Rumbek Central||3,866.85||153,550||Abraham Meen Kuc (SPLM)|
|Wulu||11,700.60||40,550||Stephen Thiang Mangar|
|Rumbek East||3,588.10||122,832||David Marial Gumke (SPLM)|
|Yirol West||5,024.84||103,190||Majak Ruei Angong|
|Yirol East||5,400.90||1,167,402||Simon Majok Reech (SPLM In Opposition)|
|Awerial||4,659.10||47,041||Simon Aguto Kok (SPLM)|
The counties are further divided into Payams, then Bomas.
- Caretaker govenor – Matur Chut Dhuol (SPLM)
- Deputy Governor – Mabor Achol Kuer
- Director General for Local Government and Traditional Authority - Samuel Mabor Kedit
- Minister of Education - Mabor Achol Kuer (Again) (SPLM)
- Minister of Finance and Economic Planning - Maker Dit(SPLM)
- Director General for Finance and Administration - Abednego Maker Majak
- Minister of Health - Gumwel Nhom Abur.
- Minister for Physical Infrastructure - Chol Koknyin (SPLM)
- Minister for Agriculture - not sure
- Minister for Information, Communication, Culture, Youth and Sports - Mrs. Madom William (SPLM)
- Minister for Social Welfare - Mr. Peter Guien Riak (USAP 2)
- Minister for Parliamentary Affairs - Mrs Mariem Paul GB(SPLM)
- Rumbek Central - Abraham Meen Kuc (SPLM)
- Rumbek East - David Marial Gumke (SPLM) *Replaced Mabor Mayen Wuol and Cirilo Majok Mading, also from the SPLM.
- Rumbek North - Stephen Mathiang Deng
- Wulu - Stephen Thiang Mangar
- Aweirial - Simon Aguto Kok (SPLM)
- Cueibet - Kongor Deng Kongor? (SPLM)
- Yirol West - Majak Ruei Angong
- Yirol East - Simon Majok Reech (SPLM In Opposition)
- Commissioner of Lakes state headquarter - Mangar Matoch (SPLM) replacing Athuc Michael and Benjamin Machiek (UDF)
- Commissioner of Lakes state police headquarters - Mading Duor (SPLM)