South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dismissed the central bank governor and appointed a replacement.
The dismissal of Dier Tong Ngor has been announced in a presidential decree read on the national broadcaster on Monday night.
No reasons were given for his sacking.
He was replaced by Moses Makur Deng who has been a director-general in charge of banks’ supervision and research at the bank.
South Sudan’s economy is driven by oil, which accounts for nearly 90% of the country’s national budget.
The economy is in a bad shape due to the conflict and the drop in global oil prices as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some South Sudanese online have welcomed the appointment of Mr Deng and urged him to improve the economy.
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