Defence and Veterans Affairs

Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts
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Hon Kuol Manyang Juuk
Minister
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister's Profile: 

 

 

Functions:

The Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Undertake the defense of the people of South Sudan under the direction of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan;
  2. Protect the borders of the Republic of South Sudan;
  3. Protect the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and guarantee peace and security to the people of South Sudan;
  4. Develop and implement the defense policies and strategies of the Government of South Sudan and the SPLA;
  5. Organize, develop, guide and manage the transformation of the SPLA into regular, professional, non-partisan modern army that is appropriate, adequate, affordable and operationally effective;
  6. Define the role, size, organization and resource requirements of the SPLA and create the foundations for its long-term development;
  7. Provide forces to the Joint Integrated Units;
  8. Assist the police and other security forces with the maintenance of law and order;
  9. Prepare the budget for the SPLA and manage and account for its implementation and expenditure;
  10. Procure equipment for the SPLA within the approved budget;
  11. Provide training for the SPLA through established training institutes in Sudan and abroad;
  12. Assist civil authorities t combat civil and natural disasters;
  13.  Support the development of South Sudan through the deployment of the engineering and construction resources of the SPLA;
  14. Provide secretariat support to the South Sudan Defense Council; and
  15. Facilitate regular reporting and routine briefings of the President by the SPLA, and flow of information between the President and the SPLA and security services.

 

Structure:

 

The Ministry of SPLA Affairs is under the overall leadership of the Minister assisted by the Deputy Commander-in-Chief (D/C-in-C) and the Chief of General Staff (CoGS) assisted by Deputies of the Chief of General Staff (DCoGS) in charge Operations; Administration; Logistics; Training; and Political and Moral Orientation.

 

The ministry also has an Undersecretary assisted by:

  1. Director of Finance;
  2. Director of Policy and Planning;
  3. Director of Acquisition;
  4. Director of Public and External Relations;
  5. Director of Military Production; and
  6. Inspector General.

 

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

The ministry is currently undertaking the following special projects:

 

  1. Defending South Sudan against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and other threats;
  2. Training the SPLA forces;
  3. Establishment of headquarters at different levels; and
  4. Building the capacities of SPLA in various areas of competence.

 

 

Publications and Documents:

 

 

The ministry produces the following publications:

 

  1. SPLA White Papers on Defense (the latest was produced in June 2008);
  2. The Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army;
  3. SPLA Rules and Regulations;
  4. SPLA Retirement Policy;
  5. The Liberator

 

 

Contacts:

 

SPLA Headquarters, Juba - South Sudan

Col. Phillip Aguer

SPLA Spokesman

0977 216 466

 

Web Site: http://www.splamilitary.net

 

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Aug 13, 2013