24 Apr 2019


Governor And Cabinet Operating Under Trees In Gok State

The Governor of Gok State, Madhang Majok is said to be operating his office duties under a tree after a photograph of the Governor was widely shared on social media.

Governor And Cabinet Operating Under Trees In Gok State

By Mabor Riak Magok

CUEIBET 30 April 2018 [Gurtong]-In the picture is a table with writing materials, office stamp and table nametag flanked by two flags.

Gok State Information Minister, John Madol said that they are operating under trees since Cueibet was one of the Counties that didn’t have any infrastructure.

“We are all operating under trees, the Governor and the ministers. We don’t have offices completely but we are now constructing [offices]. Gok is one of the States that were formed from the former Lakes when the 10 States were subdivided into 28 in 2015.” said John Madol.

He said the office of the former Commissioner of Cuibet, is being used as the State assembly and therefore the rest of the government including the Governor have been operating under trees.

As a result, the community has raised funds for the last two years to construct the State Secretariat and offices.

Mr Madol said the construction, which is always supervised by the Governor will be completed in two months.

Being a new State, Gok faces a lot of challenges including infrastructure and mobility of government officials, according to him.

“The ministers and the whole cabinet don’t have vehicles and they walk to the office and this cannot stop mobility.”

Madol said the State has formed a three year master plan to improve the infrastructure of the State. He called on the public to be patient and calm as they execute their ideas.


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