Kapoeta State

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Kapoeta State
State
Location of Kapoeta State in South Sudan
Location of Kapoeta State in South Sudan
CountrySouth Sudan
CapitalKapoeta[1]
Number of Counties4[2]
Government
 • GovernorLuois Lobong Lojore

Kapoeta State is one of the 32 states of South Sudan. It is located in the Equatoria region and it borders Imatong to the west, Boma to the north, Ethiopia to the east, and Kenya and Uganda to the south.

History[edit]

On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states.[3] The decree established the new states largely along ethnic lines. A number of opposition parties and civil society groups challenged the constitutionality of the decree. Kiir later resolved to take it to parliament for approval as a constitutional amendment.[4] In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[5]

Luois Lobong Lojore was appointed Governor on 24 December.[6]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The state consists of 4 counties:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town Council Upgraded Into Municipality In Namorunyang". Gurtong. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nakimangole, Peter Lokale (22 April 2016). "Additional Counties In Imatong And Namorunyang States Established". Gurtong. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj.
  4. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj.
  5. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune.
  6. ^ "South Sudan's President appoints 28 Governors, defies peace agreement". South Sudan News Agency. 24 December 2015.