Nairobi, October 30, 2014 (SSNA) — Former Governor of South Sudan Central Bank (SSCB), Elijah Malok Aleng Deng, has passed away in Kenya. Deng died on October 30, 2014, in a Nairobi’s hospital where he was being treated for unspecified illness.
Sources close to the families of Late Deng disclosed that the Former Central Bank Chief was suffering from stroke and diabetes. However, the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) could not independently verify the claims.
Brief Biography of Deng:
He was born on 28 November 1937 in Thianwong, a Pen village about five miles East of Baidit in Central Bor among the Angakuei clan. He attended Rialbek Bush School in 1949, where he passed at the end of the school academic year and he attended Malek Primary School (1950–1953), and then Juba Intermediate School and Juba Commercial Senior Secondary School, graduating He then atrtended Free University of the Congo, in the present Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and later got a scholarship to study in Fribourg Catholic University, Switzerland, from which he obtained a Masters degree in Economics in 1972 In 1975 he obtained another Masters in Development Studies and Economic Planning from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Bor North territorial constituency in the regional parliament of Sudan in May 1982, a according to Paan Luel Wel’s blog, paanluelwel.com.
The ex-central bank Governor was also instrumental in shaping the guiding system of the SSCB.