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South Sudan’s Kiir promises accountability and transparency to promote investments


December 14, 2011 (WASHINGTON) – The President of the newly established state of South Sudan Salva Kiir promised prospective investors that his government is determined to take all measures that would improve good governance.

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit waves during the South Sudan International Engagement Conference December 14, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. (AFP)

“Good Governance is a priority of my Government in order for us to achieve the development that the people of South Sudan longed and fought for. We have now passed the Financial Management and Accountability act. These laws will strengthen the process of accountability and ensure transparency in the management of our resources” Kiir said in a speech at the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan in Washington today.

“Furthermore, I have issued a decree that all senior government officials should declare their resources by the end of January 2012; in absence of which they will be investigated. We are also considering obtaining membership in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative” he added.

“As part of strengthening governance we shall also ensure that the environment is safe and secure for development and investment to take place” the Southern Sudanese leader stressed.

U.S. officials say the conference will introduce South Sudan both to aid organizations and to private companies, seeking to jump start the economy and open up new opportunities, particularly in the oil and agriculture sectors.

South Sudan is among the poorest countries in the world in terms of infrastructural development and services delivery to its people, though it has economic potentials in agriculture and oil, among others. It has stepped up efforts to attract foreign direct investment in order to address the challenges and meet expectations of the people.

The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the conference highlighted difficulties facing South Sudan.

“South Sudan is one of the least developed nations on earth. It faces a difficult, mutually dependent relationship with its northern neighbor. It is confronting continued violence in that border region; deficits in health, education, infrastructure, governance, the rule of law; ethnic tensions; a combustible mix of extreme poverty, natural wealth, and fragile institutions” she said.

Clinton also warned South Sudan that it should work to responsibly manage its oil wealth.

“We know that it will either help your country finance its own path out of poverty, or you will fall prey to the natural resource curse, which will enrich a small elite, outside interests, corporations and countries, and leave your people hardly better off than when you started,” she said.

“South Sudan survived by being born, but it does need intensive care,” Clinton said. “And it needs intensive care from all of us.”

South Sudan officially became an independent nation last July after its citizens voted in a referendum earlier this year overwhelmingly in favor of splitting from the north. The exercise was stipulated as part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended more than two-decades of civil war.

However, the new state is faced my immediate challenges of fighting insurgencies, tribal conflicts and negotiating post-secession items with its northern neighbor.

South Sudan is still dependent on Sudan’s oil infrastructure to export its crude to the outside world. The two countries are still at odd on how much fees should be assessed for use of this service.

In a related issue, the South Sudan Liberation Movement (SSLM) and South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM) fighting the government in Juba released a statement warning U.S. businesses from heading to South Sudan.

“The SSLA and SSDA warn American businesses to exercise caution before rushing to South Sudan which is now at war. No rational businessman or businesswoman could risk investing in a war zone. The American businesses are welcomed to South Sudan after the demise of Salva Kiir’s regime”.

“The facts on the ground speak for themselves and it is very obvious that the situation is not conducive for investment in the South”.


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  • 15 December 2011 10:13, by Michael Angelo

    President Kiir,

    You talking about accountability and transparency while you travel with 150 government officials in one day. Also 13 ministers are accused of mismanagement of public funds, but they’re still working in your administration. Just hand over power to someone who is responsible and a fair leader.

    • 15 December 2011 10:22, by sober

      You are kidding majesty, don’t you?!!!!!!

    • 15 December 2011 10:31, by Xeno

      Now Kiirdit is replacing "zero-tolerance" with "accountability". I hope they understand what it means and put it to work.

    • 15 December 2011 11:04, by Thomas Ader

      If someone is removed or sacked because is corrupt, he/she will run to khartoum and his or her declaration against the government or mobilised his or her community behind them.

      let us change government in Khartoum which is become their place of hidding.

    • 15 December 2011 11:24, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Kiir Mayar is not a corrupted person but people arround him are corrupted. but because he is so full of wisdom and good faith.

      Everone is corrupted including some of my friend who used this site but because they don’t have otherwise they could bt dangrous than thos working with Gov
      the insecurty should be blame on nuer tribe and murle.

      • 15 December 2011 12:19, by Alier42

        @ Dinka

        kiir is an outstanding liar, he had been repeating this two words of accountability and transparency more than necessary .he failed the state beyond no doubt.ROSS will be a good nation when Mayar is no more in power otherwise we will be below poverty line in the next 2o years under the leadership of corruptees.

      • 15 December 2011 14:19, by Liberal

        Dear Dinka Dominated SPLA,

        When you surronded yourself with corruptist you are also a corrupt person. Kiir is the one employing corrupted people and protect them from Law and he is there telling liars to the world that we are fighting for good governance, corruption and transparency whereas the president period is not reflected in the Interim Transitional Consitution.

    • 15 December 2011 12:04, by Logic

      "fall prey to the natural resource curse, which will enrich a small elite, outside interests, corporations and countries, and leave your people hardly better off than when you started,”

      Hillary, your imperialist nation is guilty of causing so much suffering in the developing world, you don’t fool us with your words. I just hope those politicians are wise enough to distinguish that.

      • 15 December 2011 13:36, by mohammed ali

        Logic,did you discover that she is imperialist only now? Or once she said something about corruption , you just want to attack her.I wonder why you are defending corruption!Are you getting you fair share?

    • 15 December 2011 13:01, by Wise Fox

      There will be no change in the ROSS if, Kiir still in power.

    • 15 December 2011 13:20, by SSLA/M Supporter

      omoni jr.

      Kiir is fucking that monkey as asshole idiot omoni jr who is fucking his own mother big pussy and clit and her ugly HIV infected aching anus as he is too ugly to find any girl! and
      Kiir is feeding omoni jr family with their own shits and the shits of other tribes because that mule called slava Kiir loots the Nuer oil moneies that omoni family depend on! now they must eat their shits..

      • 15 December 2011 13:28, by SSLA/M Supporter


        or the omoni family must avoid eating their shits by moving to khartoum where they will be fed with Sudanese shits but because Omer is a caring leader they will be fed with some letfovers as they are sub-humans since they were born to monkeys in SS! now this motherfucker called Omoni is preventing his family from moving to khartoum because he will miss eating kiir’s and Dinka shits in SS

        • 15 December 2011 13:36, by SSLA/M Supporter


          let the fucking omoni jr family join hands with SS to topple the regime of that Nuer’s money looter called Kiir instead of giving up for slavery and shit eating and dick sucking life style! this will save them from eating other people shits and will prevent them suffering from disease caused by of fucking and sucking dicks by SAF and SSLA/M that in dialy basis! otherwise return them to wild!

          • 15 December 2011 13:43, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Omoni jr the monkey!

            In case you are not happy with my lanaguage please come and suck my dick, while making your anus wet, then let me insert my dick inside your asshole and fuck the shits out your anus but don’t shit on my dick while fucking you from the pleasure of anal fucking, then lick your shits out of my dick and swallow my cum before I start to fuck your mother ugly big clit,anusm pussy

            • 15 December 2011 13:49, by SSLA/M Supporter

              motherfucker omoni jr, the monkey!
              if that is not enough for you then I refer you to SSLA/M and SAF friends that covered your anuses and pussies when you were roaming with your anuses open to the thin air in SS! you will be to eat shits first before you are asked to suck dick and have your mother pussy gang fucked by SSLA/M and SAF combined while Kiir is watching and recording some fucking footage

              • 15 December 2011 17:16, by omoni jr.

                SSLA,mOTHER FUCKER,
                Who is more primitive here between you I??
                The readers can judge us, why are you abusing all tribes of south sudan? Thank God you dont know my trbe,if you are from Nuer,am not gonna insult all peole in that community,that is how civilized and educated person should be,not act like son of whore who was raised in Omdurman thru commercial Sex worker business for her mom.

        • 15 December 2011 17:08, by omoni jr.

          SSLA SUCKER,welcome to the world of devil.
          hahahaha,mother fucker,your mother had sex with sudan armed force when she was 3 yrs old young pussy whore,and got pregnant she was 9 yrs old young pussy khartoum pornostar.
          you fucked your mother when she was 2 yrs old pussy prostitute.you are the first person in your family to break your mother virginity.
          You always fucking abusing our south sudan leade

      • 15 December 2011 17:24, by omoni jr.

        Breaking news,
        ssla sup, mother was raped when she was 3 yrs old,and the young pussy whore is now traumatised and need psychological called OMONI-DICKTATOR" for counselling.And everybody in south and North sudan have to be very careful for HiV /AND AIDS infection.And ssla too fucked her own mother when he turned 5 yrs old young jackass idiot.
        Her mother pussy is now enlarged and possibly she co

        • 15 December 2011 17:31, by omoni jr.

          Her mother pussy is so enlarge and look like camel toe,and possibly she might has vaginal cancer,and SSLA has develops some prostate and anal cancer,because has been fucked by Arabs he his family moved to khartoum and find nothing to eat and her mom,started this businessC.S.W
          she is the co-founder of sex commercial worker in Khartoum.
          That is why he always defending the SAF for helping his famil

      • 15 December 2011 17:47, by omoni jr.

        your hatred against Dinka and Equatorians is nothing to us.If you dont like southerners just fuck your mother and eat her pussy hard and kill your fucking self. Whether you like it or not we will ruled your ass,you mother fucker SSLA
        Your mother got stamp on her butts and pussy written in Arabic,says SEX COMMERCIAL WORKER..Where do you think you will get power to make south sud

        • 15 December 2011 17:53, by omoni jr.

          SSLA,where do you think you and your husband militias get power to make south sudan failed state??
          How many SSLAs were surrendered recently to mighty SPLA??
          Gadet is underhouse arrest,Tanganya aka Gatwech is in prision serving more than 21 years in juba World Notorius prision..And i hope you and your fucking ugly mother there too in that prision.

          • 15 December 2011 22:59, by SSLA/M Supporter

            Motherfucker omoni jr!

            Look here motherfucker shit Omoni jr, the Gorilla! You are too primitive in every sense of the word, to discourse politics with you! I debate politics only with intellectuals who read between lines and look beyond their noses, and NOT with apes like you, Mr Gorilla, motherfucker Omoni jr!
            Thus, I decide to just abuse your motherfucker anus every single day and night!

            • 15 December 2011 23:02, by SSLA/M Supporter

              Motherfucker asshole Omoni jr let start night duty like thlast night!

              I will keep you awake all night because I do night work! So I will keep myself awake by insulting you all night just like last night! I don’t need to sleep! And since you are a benefit claimer, you will have nothing to lose too from fucking you all night! Motherfucker, I heard that you and your omoni jr monkeys family of...con

              • 15 December 2011 23:04, by SSLA/M Supporter

                Motherfucker asshole omoni jr

                omoni jr monkeys family of chimpanzees, baboons, gorillas that have not yet been touched by evolution are planning to move to Khartoum-Sudan to escape the starvation in SS, caused by SPLA/M Kiir looting Nuer oil monies! Thus forcing omoni jr monkey family to eat their own shits, monkey meats, dinka shits, Nuer shits and suck cocks Nuer dicks, swallow Nuer bul’s cum.

                • 15 December 2011 23:07, by SSLA/M Supporter

                  Motherfucker asshole omoget omoni jr

                  monkey family’s anuses fucked for money as little as 0.5 SDP,! Your anuses are becoming so extended and enlarged due swelling from fucking! Your mother pussy that fuck every night is also soaring with a lot of pus and shits coming out of it and her and your dad’s anuses and your smelly anus that I fuck every single day is swelling and become shitty too,

                  • 15 December 2011 23:09, by SSLA/M Supporter

                    you are a motherfucker that fuck his dad’s smelly and shitty anus you are becoming HIV/AIDS patient so I stop fucking you but will be fucked by SPLA/M because they are HIV infected anyway who cares if they all die! Motherfucker omoni jr, the Baboon! I enjoy abusing your anus, your dad anus, your sister ugly and monkey clitoris and pussy that is being by Nuer dogs you that fucking and licking your

                    • 15 December 2011 23:11, by SSLA/M Supporter

                      dad’s anuses and your smelly anus that I fuck every single day is swelling and become shitty too, because!Come and suck my dick and let me make your anus cum and turn wet with your anus juice and then your dad will lick those anal juice out of your shitty anus before Peter Gadeit and Tanginyae fuck you anus with their Nuer strong dick that are abusing fucking your cheap monkey

                      • 15 December 2011 23:13, by SSLA/M Supporter

                        girls in daily basis the in your zoo called Juba! before I insert my big Nuer dick right inside your asshole and fuck your anus while you are screaming my name like the whore that is being fucked with dildo! Please shit from anal pleasure while I am fucking you make sure you like your own shits out of my dick too and that of Tanginyae of Fangak Nuer and Gadiet of Bul Nuer that are people there!

                        • 15 December 2011 23:23, by SSLA/M Supporter

                          Hello Omoni jr the monkey!

                          motherfucker, I really miss fucking your anus all days as I was bussy fucking your mother and now I am free to give u a good anal workout! lay with ur asshole up bitch so that I can fuck you with doggy style because your anus is too deep since you are a prostitute that used to be fucked by SAF and SSLA/M fighters before we sent you to be fucked by SPLA militia HIV/AIDS+

                          • 15 December 2011 23:45, by SSLA/M Supporter

                            Motherfucker Omoni jr, the monkey!

                            don’t even think of moving your starving family to Sudan because you fucken separate the country thinking that USA will make it a paradise for you over night, greedy motherfucker creatures! if there was no oil in SS or if it was in Sudan can the fucken SPLA/M vote for separation! eat your own shits until we rescue our people when we topple kiir’s corrupt regime!

                      • 16 December 2011 04:21, by omoni jr.

                        Your mother has the following:
                        1-has HIV/AIDS got from SAF During sex commercial worker.
                        2-A big clitoris and bonny pussy due to lack of food.
                        3-has No butts and ass but got deep asshole.
                        4-Her body is too black and pussy is too red,HAHAHAH.
                        5-her breast are hanging out and seen by everyone.
                        6-your fucking bitch mother has No underwear,
                        7-she very black and scary bitch in wor

                  • 16 December 2011 04:10, by omoni jr.

                    Mother fucker SSLA,
                    son of whore,you do not know where am living currently,It is 10.05 pm here,eastern,so,am abusing your ass day time here,motherfucker,your mother need a lot of food, remember when fucking william Nyuon militias attacked chukudum in 1993,we killed mother fuckers your types like dogs,and mercilessly,They said Ngundeng,Ngundeng,Ngundeng,and i said what the fuck Ngundeng is,

            • 16 December 2011 04:03, by omoni jr.

              ssla,mother fucker,
              Mother fucker,very skinny and tall like camel,if you are really from Nuer tribe,hahahah,where you mother is too skeleton,her pussy is really seen outside,In Equatoria our people are busy cultivating while your fucking mother need help from NGOs,

              • 16 December 2011 04:30, by omoni jr.

                SSLA, ASSHOLE son of a bitch,
                your ugly fucking mother did a bid mistake to commit sexual intercouse when she was 3 yrs old pussy cat.she had been fucked badly and her pussy and anus refused to be covered by clothes.
                SSLA,I will abuse you the whole bitch,Thank God we are at the different time and days.you are mother need what i called,OMONI-DICKTATOR,long range with camera on it,and fuck her as

                • 16 December 2011 04:38, by omoni jr.

                  SSLA,SON OF Khartoum pornostar,
                  we Equatorian are more civilized than you Idiot,Go to your mother land and see your fucking mother walking naked at the cattle camp,and drink cows pee or urine,and put cowpat/dung at their ugly faces.HHAHAHAHAHA,
                  This is 21 century,wake up bitch,tell your mother or bitch to get civilized and leave animals alone.

                  • 16 December 2011 05:39, by omoni jr.

                    mother fucker ssala aka food lover,
                    i dont understand why are wasting time in school for?
                    you will have no political life or career in south sudan due your fucking and retarded brain of yours.
                    You will only allow to fuck your mom and your sister until death comes.

    • 15 December 2011 14:16, by Master


      "Land grabs in South Sudan as President Kiir schmoozes investors in DC"



    • 16 December 2011 01:34, by Elijah B. Elkan

      Mr. Angelo, The president need security at all times. President-United States:250 secret service agents,150 national security divisors,200 Representative, 50 White house political aid, Personal chef/cooks,2 Identical Boeing 747, 2 Identical motorcades of 20 armored vehicles,1 Sea king helicopter,1 Black hawk helicopter,15 Sniffer dog teams.Does your president Kiir have security protection as such.

    • 16 December 2011 09:01, by Generation

      Mr. President, it is too late for your government, you talk much and luck action Sir, i think the best thing you do is to reform your cabinet because you are a leader of thieves.

  • 15 December 2011 10:43, by Green

    there are two important things need first to be complished by s.sudan first! one, issue of security, its scare away the investors! corruption not about money only, but systematic, abusing of powers, need to be address correctly! final, roads, builds them so that passing will be easy! If we fail to do these, i dont think, investors will be attractive to s.sudan! God help those who help themselve!

  • 15 December 2011 11:04, by Man manning

    I have been impressed by those two terminologies (accountability and transparency) if they will be applicable Mzee Kiirdit! but ain’t sure if you work as you talk anyway, "easier said than done"

  • 15 December 2011 11:19, by Thondet Manyang

    Mir President,
    You are always truthful to keep our country free from corruption, which the motto of all public interest but only that your colleagues ministers, lawyers and military leaders don’t mind of this disastrous acts. Keep on teaching them up to Washington D.C but they will not escape their deires. God will help you make them understand

  • 15 December 2011 11:53, by Stomach Politician

    Thats a nice saying Mr. President but our problem is not the first tym is becoming a song of S.S. Anti-corruption comission for 6yrs intrime period with Nobody taken to court on corruption case.haha! In case of security nothing other someone was robb, killed everyday. Inviting Investors to invest in ministers houses or country without security?? A talkative chief always do little....

    • 15 December 2011 13:51, by Wen De David Kuol

      Change Now, Keep Promise of Accountability and Transparency in RSS Government.

      President Kiir should be BOLD enough in taking action against Corrupt Officials in RSS. Some Ministers need to be removed and keep them in Barrack of SPLA to avoid rebellion.

      Keep Security as top Agend before investment.We are not in Peace now,Please Refer Athor and other Militias Leaders to Inter-Pol to be arrest

  • 15 December 2011 13:29, by Pure Nationalist

    These two words sound good to listeners when they are meant (zero tolerant to corruption and accountibility) the matter behind them is the kind of person that aired them out. Nationalist that fought for the cause of his people cannot fear to act against malpractices. Our country expects alot from this gov’t. Our country did not have peace eversince.

  • 15 December 2011 13:44, by Pure Nationalist

    Let’s not lean against tribilism which was projected as the root cause of failure or civil wars during the post clonial presidents/liberators were termed but fell short of leadership as they were lateraly turning political and economics opportunities to their clans and tribes as political analyze put it. Can this be true for our cause?? I wish Dr. John Garang could have been alive.

  • 15 December 2011 14:01, by Pure Nationalist

    we are now at 21st century and it could be unwise to think as those of 19th century, What could be our motto now is "Nation first, Individual last" b/c we have fresh memories of those lost during the war. They died at our present, some mamed and are still living with us. We can serve them first, as they represent the nation. Serving them is simple, we can build roads, public schools

    • 15 December 2011 14:48, by Gives-poor ’ier dues

      Dear Guys.
      You may be maked right in the eve of this poor management and openly looting being practice in presence of International face, in which people are ever blame. some may stand with it and some may not, trust No any decreeeee of Kiir and accept continous suffering of the South sudanese ever!!!!!!!

  • 15 December 2011 14:17, by Pure Nationalist

    public schools and health care for free as it was Dr. Garang’s vision. Our nation could not have experienced all these dif. Shame on those ministers and individualists who sent our national money into their accounts abroad, build tall buildings shame also on those who taken arms against the nation too b/c they will be one day voted out or else experience Laurent Gbagbo or Mahumar Gaddafi lesso

  • 15 December 2011 15:50, by BM Bol

    People who are more patriotic tend to love their country and government and would give up their lives to protect it. That what many South Sudanese did during the two wars. South Sudanese have lost faith in Kiir, and are becoming less and less patriotic due to chronic corruption. Mr President, until you walk the talk no one will ever believe in what you say.

  • 15 December 2011 23:26, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Our people should stand together with president Salva Kiir and disregard those political differences which causes us unknow hatred. It’s time for government of Southern Sudan, to show more inclussive to all Southern Sudanese young and old, single and marriage,poor and rich, rural and urban, none educated and professional educated, all should look equal with the physical identity of Cush.

  • 16 December 2011 02:10, by Cadaai ?o?

    As human beings, if you are outside certain leadership; you always become somebody knows everything often goes wrong, & if you are part of that particular leadership. You will relize that it is not easy. So to most of my commentators’ colleagues here as I believe. It is always easy to speaks than being part of the actions. Good job P. Kiir. S. Sudanese are new to emerge lifestyle; "patience is key

  • 16 December 2011 06:49, by Simon Deng

    Dear All,

    If we want to see real change in S.Sudan, let think about bringing down this Dictator regime! Kiir is an Army officer who killed many people before Dr Garang died. He will not bring Development nor will give power to some one who will develop South. You just support Rebels like George to throw him away.He is illetrate who will died like Gadafi & Saddam to mentioned the few.

    • 16 December 2011 08:58, by Thondet Manyang

      Simon Deng,
      I thought you were good guy from beginning but now you are changing. how are you terming Kiir as dictator since we are liberated from Arab and three months old national? Kindly reverse your statement and be wise as you were. Even they patient he(Kiir) did all this time shows his patriotic and optimistic. Thanks Merry xmas to you and all South Sudanses everwhere!!!

    • 16 December 2011 13:03, by kuac Agol

      Dear Simon.

      It is very stupid to mentioned the word dictator against Kiir ,however when u look at how he talked about transparency and accountability.

      Despite the fact that he was just awarded of good governance because he is having all qualities of good leader.

      Who do u think could deserve the award in South Sudan rather than Kiir?

      U have the mentalty that will else kill yo

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