$400 million went missing as civil servants only received a two-month salary

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Juba, October 6, 2019 (SSNA) — South Sudan’s government has misused at least $400 million, a portion of $600 million dollars that was borrowed last month to pay salaries of all civil servants for six months, a senior government official who agrees to speak to the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal said on Sunday.

The revelation comes as rumors of money from China went missing engulf Juba.

The official discloses that the government did receive the $600 million dollars loan from China last month, but the civil servants only received a two-month salary.

“You know some of us in the government sometimes feel very bad. The corruption here is out of control,” said the source, adding, “I don’t know what my government can explain to the Chinese government if they ask for verification.”

In September, China approved South Sudan’s request for a loan of $600 million. In the application, the South Sudanese government stated that it wants the money to pay the six-month salary of all South Sudanese civil servants.

The source further revealed that the government has already asked two different countries for the very same reason it borrowed the funds from China.

“The government is acting like money-hunter. In my opinion, this government is all about money, nothing else. Look, we submitted two new requests to two other countries that I cannot provide you with their names right now because it will ruin our new loan requests,” the official explained.

“You see, now we have a problem with civil servants again because top government officials with direction from the highest office in the land steal $400 million dollars. This is ridiculous,” the source complained.

South Sudan has a history of not paying civil servants. The government also has a history of borrowing money from foreign governments or institutions to execute non-existing projects.

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  • We should not be surprised since its already known to us that, those people are there for money not for the benefits of this young nation. we have money coming from the oil and they have looted them, now they extend they have gone far borrowing money on behave of south Sudan to pay themselves, this is waste of lives of the coming generation.

    October 6, 2019 10:51 pm

    The South Sudan government is acting out of illegitimate,the government officials should put need of their citizens first then theirs.These top officials should be impeached from the power and replaced with true leaders who are patriotic.

  • John two kawine
    October 6, 2019 10:54 pm

    It’s big problem if they don’t give right to civil servants

  • Hyenas in the government so hungry for money,thieves,that’s enough,spoiling our country’s name you greedy old rubbish

  • Yankuba Ousman Camara
    October 7, 2019 2:46 am

    I have been following South Sudan history for many many years but I want to make it clearly that, the present leadership is not helping the people to live in peace. The death tool South Sudanese suffer since 50 years is enough. People cannot be dying like flies. It’s very sad that African leaders most of them don’t love their people. We must settle all this wars and give our people a meaningful and dignify life, where we live in peace and harmony.
    Stop the WAR!

  • I already knew it when hearing the news of Chinese government loan approval. If I where Mr President Kiir I would resign immediately because they so call cabinet or those working in his office are not capable to move on the country despite being praised by his ministers as a man of peace. Pathetic

  • This is not surprised in this Land , many such has happened, No accountable, we beg our bro who stolen to give us back, the
    Questions how long shall this continues

  • Daniel Machar
    October 7, 2019 6:26 pm

    Nothing new here


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