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South Sudan halts parliamentary activities over lack of funds

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February 15, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s parliamentary speaker has admitted that almost all parliamentary activities have been halted due to a lack of funds.

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South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on 31 August 2011 (AFP)

In an exclusive interview with Sudan Tribune on Sunday Magok Rundial said the current crisis in the country had caused a major deficit in the national budget, with parliament now facing significant financial constraints.

Rundial also revealed that as a result of the deficit the ministry of finance and economic planning has not been able to release the annual constituency development funds to MPs.

“This is due to the financial difficulties we have in the country,” he said, adding that disruptions to the country’s oil production were to blame.

“You know our [main] source of revenue is oil and you know that oil in Unity state has been affected,” he said

“It is now the oil in Paloich in Upper Nile which is producing partially and the quantity it produces cannot cover all the expenses when it is sold given that the oil prices have dropped in the international markets,” he added.

Rundial also attributed the cause of failure to pay constituency development funds to other obligations that the government has to meet with oil proceeds.

These include payments to the Sudanese government for the use of its pipelines and transit fees.

These are in addition to a financial package Juba agreed to pay to Khartoum as part of the September 2012 cooperation agreement to cover the deficit caused as a result of the young nation’s secession in 2011 following a referendum on the matter.

South Sudan has been embroiled in conflict since mid-December 2013 and financial and economic analysts believe the cost of war, including payment for the foreign troops fighting alongside government soldiers against rebel fighters, is placing a huge strain on government resources.

Loans payments for debts accrued from local and international financial establishments and institutions is another added burden on the country’s already fragile economy.

(ST)

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  • 16 February 2015 06:53, by Morthon Akol

    I don see comrade what is a use of than money? Because those so call MPs does not go to their places. So why they stop doing their duties ?

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  • 16 February 2015 07:55, by lino

    Hahaaaa! How comes MP’s go to their local area while War is still being fought and people run away?
    Who are they going to meet there? No development in the country, No schools or hospitals?
    Where the developments Money went Mr. Cowboys the president? At least last 2014???

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  • 16 February 2015 11:12, by Chol Nyok

    Wow!Looting is reaching its brim in South Sudan!Now Kiir will continue to issuing decrees without made-ship parliament and keep ruling. Other two years of horrors are ahead. God blesses you!

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  • 16 February 2015 12:13, by Mr Point

    The South Sudan Parliament has been of no use in checking the dictatorial tendencies of a genocidal general.

    Kiir is an unworthy successor to John Garang. Kiir started the senseless war with his massacre of Nuer civilians in Juba. Now he has bankrupt the country. The war will cost South Sudan $28 billion.

    There are no roads, no schools built by Kiir - only the big houses in Australia and Keny

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  • 16 February 2015 20:08, by Joseph Canada

    Wow, isn’t that interesting?. Those MPS have been spending 99.999% in Juba and don’t even tell people at heme of the CDFund. President started this war due to his personal greed of power and anger. Now we can all see what one man’s power greed and anger can bring to the nation. I hope they are celebrating their lies.

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  • 17 February 2015 08:08, by siddaw

    Out of fund? How? Have you guys refrain from extracting the oil? Where have you taken the resources? How can our nation be marginalise yet we have plenty of resources? Why should you guys be mismanaging our affairs?

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