South Sudan

PROFILE: Minister Lam Defects To Machar’s Mutineers


diagnosis erectile geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Lam has not yet spoken out on his defection but sources close to him say that he, sick like the rest, is discontented with President Salva Kiir’s regime.

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Lam is a born of Jonglei and he becomes the third influential person to defect following army Generals Peter Gadet and James Koang who seized Jonglei and Bentiu states, respectively.

More gun fire continues in Waat and Pochalla areas in Jonglei state.

Who is Gabriel Duop Lam?

Gabriel Duop Lam is a South Sudanese politician.

As of 2011, he was the Minister of Law Enforcement in the state of Jonglei.

A SPLA major, Lam has also served as commissioner of Ayod County.

Fact file:

Name: Gabriel Duop Both Lam

Birth: born on January 1, 1972.

Marital status: MARRIED,

Nationality: South Sudanese,

Languages: Speaks English, Nuer and Arabic


2011——- 1st year Dr. John Garang Memorial University
1994 – 1997 Kenya Secondary School certificate
1990 – 1992 Loki Tong Primary school certificate
1979 – 1983 Mogok Lower primary school

Other Academic Qualification

*certificate in local government and public administration university of South Africa Centre for African renaissance studies (CARS)

*Certificate of civil administration studies from Sudan transitional assistance for rehabilitation (Star) programme

*Certificate courage from Medical San frontier organisation.

*Certificate in Computer Operation and Microsoft Office. Short Courses/ Workshop.

*Certificate of participation in Land Policy Development.

*Certificate of participation in commodity, resources Management and project proposal writing and many other workshops that I didn’t obtain certificate.

Non-Academic of Qualification

*Leadership and recognition award certificate from Christian Community development association in United States of America.

*Honorary Certificate from Gawar Sons and Daughters Association Khartoum 2006.

Workshop Experience

1986 – 1983 Serve in SPLA arm struggle Zalzal Division

1993 – 1994 Worked as Pharmacist Controller for Ayod Medical Centre

1997 – 1999 Worked as Ayod deputy Relief Coordinator.

1999 – 2002 Worked as Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SRRA)
Secretary for Ayod County.

2002 – 2004 Focal Point for Child Soldiers Demobilisation, Reintegration and reunification programme in Central Upper Nile Region that implemented by SPLA Taskforce. Supported by UNICEF/ OLS and save the children (UK).

2004 – 2005 Appointed as SPLM Secretary of Ayod County.

2005 – 2010 Appointed by SPLM party as Ayod County and Chairman of the Ayod County Level

2010 Appointed with current position as Minister of Law enforcement of Jonglei State.

Lam’s interests include: Reading Books, Radio News
, Traditional Songs and other artist Music.


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