EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL
Date: 02nd June, 2020
H. E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit
President of the Republic of South Sudan
Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
RE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE ON THE DEATH OF HON. JOHN LUK JOK, MINISTER OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
The East African Community has received with sadness the shocking news of the demise of Hon. John Luk Jok, Minister of East African Community Affairs in the Republic of South Sudan on the morning of Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 after an illness.
On behalf of the EAC and on my own behalf, I convey my heartfelt condolences to your Excellency, and through you to: the family, relatives and friends of the Late Hon. John Luk Jok; the Government, and; the people of South Sudan.
As the Minister of Justice, the Late Hon. John Luk Jok played a very important role in drafting and passing of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan in addition to serving as the country’s Minister of Justice from July 2011 to March 2020.
We at the Community have been looking forward to working with Hon. Jok in his new role as South Sudan’s Minister for EAC Affairs. Given his previous sterling performance as Justice Minister and in the country’s liberation movement, we believe he would have done an excellent job in driving forward the EAC integration process.
The entire EAC and I share with the family of the Late Hon. John Luk Jok, and the Government and people of South Sudan, the feelings of great loss at this time of grief.
MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN ETERNAL PEACE
Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko