SPLA and Veteran Affairs

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H.E. Lt. Gen. Nhial Deng Nhial
Minister
 

Minister's Profile: 

H.E. Lt. Gen. Nhial Deng Nhial is a lawyer who graduated from the University of Khartoum. He is a member of the SPLM Leadership Council and served as the leader of the SPLM delegation in Naivasha peace talks. He previously served in the same capacity in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation. He is a member of the SPLM Political Bureau.

 

Functions:

The Ministry of SPLA Affairs performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Undertake the defense of the people of Southern Sudan under the direction of the Government of Southern Sudan;
  2. Protect the borders of Southern Sudan;
  3. Protect the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and guarantee peace and security to the people of Southern Sudan;
  4. Develop and implement the defense policies and strategies of the Government of Southern 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 Southern Sudan through the deployment of the engineering and construction resources of the SPLA;
  14. Provide secretariat support to the Southern 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 Southern 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 - Southern Sudan

Major Gen. Kuol Deim Kuol

SPLA Spokesman

kdeimkuol@yahoo.com

+249-915-485-232 / +256-477-103-633

 

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

 

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This article was updated on Jun 22, 2010