August 7, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The chairman and commander-in-chief of SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, has relieved the chairman of National Committee for Finance and Resource Mobilization, Cde Gabriel Changson.
“Pursuant to April 2014 Nasir Consultation Conference Resolutions, I, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, hereby relieves the Cde Gabriel Changson as Chairman of National Committee for Finance and Resource Mobilization” reads the order signed by Dr. Machar on August 6th, 2015.
The relieve of Changson, although not explained, came a few days after the relieve of two deputies of Chief of General Staff, Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak.
Since their relieves, while Maj.Gen. Peter Gatdet traveled to Khartoum, Sudan, to attend the funeral of his elder son, who was murdered in Bor, Jonglei state in July, Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth remained in Gambella, Ethiopia.
Prior to the split of the ruling party and the December, 2013, conflict, Hon. Changson Lew Chang served in various portfolios in Salva Kiir’s government.
He served as a minister of finance and economic planning in the autonomous government of South Sudan and later served as a Minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism in the Cabinet of South Sudan.
As a chairman of National Committee for Finance and Resource mobilization, Changson and colleagues toured USA, Canada and Australia to mobilize fund for SPLM/SPLA in opposition.