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SPLM’s Amum asked to account for $30 million in public funds


February 10, 2012 (BOR) – Arthur Akuein Chol, South Sudan’s former minister of finance has challenged the Secretary General of the new country’s ruling party, Pagan Amum, to account for USD $30 million he claimed were transferred to him while he was in office.

Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Secretary General Pagan Amum (Reuters)

Addressing a press conference on Thursday in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, the ex-minister said he could not account for how the money was spent, adding that he was following instructions from "above".

South Sudan gained independence in July 2011 from Sudan following a referendum that took place the same year and showed an almost unanimous majority in favor of independence.

Corruption has blighted South Sudan since it achieved self-rule in 2005 following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). In one incident, $2 billion has gone missing from a project to store grain and build stores to keep the food reserves used for emergencies.

At a press briefing in Juba, Arthur said that needed to come right and say how the $30 million was spent.

Akuein added that he has documentary evidence showing that South Sudan’s ministry of finance transferred the amount directly to Amum’s account.

“Once again, I had been instructed from above to transfer amount and Pagan [Amum] should account for this,” he added.

Sudan Tribune was unable to reach Amum for comment on the issue on Friday and Saturday.


The former minister of finance also requested the national assembly speaker make public a list, supposedly handed to President Salva Kiir on a visit to the US, allegedly detailing the “most corrupt” officials in the Juba government.

Arthur Akuein Chol, South Sudan former Finance minister addressing the media in Juba, February 09, 2012 (ST)

Arthur Akuein Chol told journalists in Juba, the South Sudan capital, that the onus is now on the speaker, James Wani Igga, to disclose the names of the 13 senior officials allegedly holding large sums of money in foreign bank accounts.

The speaker, according to Chol, reportedly told lawmakers that the officials named are alleged to have stolen millions of dollars and hidden it in banks outside the country - one of the poorest in world.

“Go and ask the speaker who told MPs of the 13 most corrupt officials. He has the list and it’s high time he made them known to the public,” he said.

“Those implicated should tell the public how they obtained all that money.”

2005-2007 AUDIT

Chol, who served as finance minister from 2005-2007, also lauded last year’s auditor general’s report, which was presented in the national assembly. The document revealed how billions of dollars, mainly from oil revenues, went unaccounted for during the first two years of the interim period.

During the 2005-2006 financial years, for instance, over $1 billion is unaccounted for in transfers of oil revenues from the Government of National Unity - the power and wealth sharing partnership in Khartoum created by 2005 peace deal - to the autonomous Government of South Sudan (GoSS) in Juba.

In addition, the auditor general’s report further indicated that for two consecutive years, there was no financial reporting of what happened to non-oil revenues that were collected in taxes by the national government or South Sudan’s 10 states.

He remarked, “I am of the opinion that the auditor general should instruct his auditors to do a full audit and discovery on the national bank, and I am sure if they do this in a diligent and transparent manner, they will find the missing links [which] are there, but not yet discovered.”

Chol said that in 2006 some individuals from within South Sudan’s ruling party accused him of stealing public funds. An investigation by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) caucus found him to be innocent, he said.

According to the former minister, he was only involved in making approvals after instructions were issued from “above” concerning government spending.


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  • 12 February 2012 07:13, by Cobra Bior

    He needs to shut the hell up. what took him this long to talk about this issue? who you think would accept your bold blames?

    • 12 February 2012 07:15, by Darkangel

      South Sudanese Bank Accounts in US (Offical US-Norway report);

      President Salva Kiir: $38 Million
      Vise President R. Mashar: $36 Million
      Deng Alor: $28 Million
      James Wanni: $25 Million
      Pagan Amun: $21 Million

      • 12 February 2012 07:30, by Darkangel

        1. Arthur Akuien Chol $51millions in his Swish bank Account
        2. President Salva Kiir Mayardit $38 millions in Australian Bank Account
        3. Vice President Riek Machar Teny $36 Swish bank account
        4. Minister of Roads and bridges Gier Chuang Aluang $36 millions
        5. Former minister of finance Kuol Athian Mawien $30
        6. Northern Bahr El Gazaal Governor Malong Awan Anei $30 millions

        • 12 February 2012 07:31, by Darkangel

          7. Minister of cabinet affairs Deng Alor Kuol $28 millions
          8. First Lt. General Obote Mamur Mete $27 millions
          9. Former deputy of Republic of Sudan’s National Intelligent Security Service and current deputy minister of defense in Republic of South Sudan Majak Agoot Atem $27 millions
          10. SPLM secretary-general since 2005 Pagan Amum Okiech $25 millions

        • 12 February 2012 07:32, by Darkangel

          11. Former speaker of GOSS parliament and current speaker of Republic of South Sudan James Wani Igga $ 21 millions
          12. Unity State Governor Taban Deng Gai $20 millions
          13. Jonglei State Governor and former minister of roads and transportation in Republic of Sudan: Kuol Manyang Juuk $15 millions
          14. Central Equatoria Governor Clement Wani Konga $15 million

          • 12 February 2012 12:31, by john agoet

            To Mr. Darkangal
            please keep away from our internal affairs we know how to dealt with it, we have that intuitions Capable to address these issues measure up to what happen in your country, be focus on your government in Khartoum in particularly your own president Omer Albasher and ask him a question how much money he steal from the public over these years?

            • 12 February 2012 16:32, by Hardball

              Darkangel, you failed to mention Bashir and his crony’s bank accounts in overseas banks, look, you need to worry about the oil that is no longer flowing to Port Sudan.

              The money is South Sudan money and South Sudanese are the ones that have them in their accounts. You need to go and report who has how much and in whose bank account in north Sudan!

              • 13 February 2012 07:20, by mosa mel

                You right, he fail to report 43 billion of Bashier account.

          • 12 February 2012 15:35, by Daniel Buolmawei

            Drakangel, please stop lecturing us anything. This is why we hate you because those leaders who were taught during the past decades are now become thieves in South Sudan like you are thieves in North Sudan. All these ministers got their Degrees in Khartoum and have Khartoum’s education which is clouded by theft and vices. We southerners expect nothing good in South Sudan until those elements -----

            • 12 February 2012 15:42, by Daniel Buolmawei

              Taught by Khartoum are all gone. Khartoum’s influences are still flourish in South Sudan through these elements of all corruption. Vices such as corruption will be minimized or eliminated once Khartoum’s influences died in South Sudan. Therefore, do not blame anything on South Sudanese, it is your nature of stealing that enters and exists in our beautiful country of South Sudan.

          • 12 February 2012 19:00, by SeekingTruth


          • 12 February 2012 19:30, by morogot batal

            cant you see now the goodness of democratic system beter than outocratic system of khartoum???who among you now that can release a single word on your devel MCP?can any one of you talk about the new sudan that was build in melisia?. can you ask your devel NCP of why are they killing african muslim in darfur,B.N.,??????OR MAY BE MOHAMMED OF AFRICAN IS DIFFERENT FROM MOHHAMED OF ARABS?

          • 15 February 2012 11:11, by Dumodit

            What about you?

            If you know these leaders’ bank account, then you are also kept even billions of Dollars in Your account.

            Shame on YOU!!!
            Please SHUT UP!

        • 12 February 2012 07:32, by Darkangel

          15. SPLA Chief of General Staff: James Hoth Mai $15 millions USAD
          16. Deputy Speaker of RSS parliament: Daniel Awet Akot $5 millions USAD

          • 12 February 2012 11:06, by kimo

            ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my god,all this theft is happening while many poors are dying of hunger,lack of essential mediciene????shame on you SPLA

            • 12 February 2012 12:18, by Anti Traitor

              Dear all,
              Nigerians still take to court those who brought independence and they unfortunately involved in public money embezzlement. Likewise, these thugs shall be sued in court unless they are no more.

      • 12 February 2012 08:40, by Deng Ateny Lueth

        Please uncle Akuein, Stop that nonsense old man.stop fabricating lies against SPLM Secretary Pagan Amum. why briging this issue up now. are you Khartoum Stooge or what. Arabs criminals will hire some hungry men like you to do dirty job against Pagan. we have lost large amount of resources to north since oil production started. leave Pagan alone for God sake to deals with national issues at hand.

        • 12 February 2012 09:42, by Morthon Akol

          comeade Deng Ateng, you are right i will add my voice to what you said. this old man is not a leader from first place i know him very well we were together in Cairo Egypt before he join the movement. I don’t think that what he say is true even though comrade Pagan Amum took $30 million i don’t think he took them to his own pocket he use them for the work of the party. this old man should stop that

        • 12 February 2012 12:00, by Alan_Bard


          Arthur Akuien Chol $51millions in his Swish bank Account
          2. President Salva Kiir Mayardit $38 millions in Australian Bank Account
          3. Vice President Riek Machar Teny $36 Swish bank account
          4. Minister of Roads and bridges Gier Chuang Aluang $36 millions
          5. Former minister of finance Kuol Athian Ma

        • 12 February 2012 14:23, by Abraham Lueth

          Dear EX Minister of Finance, You are a liar you could have revealed this information before you were removed in power but now i think we have cancelled what ever happened in 2006-2011 and begins with the new chapter please leave pagan alone he is innocent it is you who released this money and claim that it is pagan both of you took huge money of south Sudan with out accountability .
          Shame on you.

          • 12 February 2012 16:30, by pabaak

            Abraham Lueth, I understand that you wants to save watershed on the eye of public by label Pagan or whoever allegedly accused by Akuin as innocents,there is no smoke without fire, if they cannot come out and clear the bush around their backyard then its will be difficult for the public to look them innocents

      • 12 February 2012 09:16, by Gabriel KK

        Darkangel should know that South Sudanses are heading towards democracy, therefore no South Sudanese is immune to rule of laws because we dont want to hide the fact like what is happening in Khartoum. rembember Sudan is rank 4th in the list of corruprt nations in the world and the worst in Africa. point fingers towards your Government.

        • 12 February 2012 12:01, by Alan_Bard


          Arthur Akuien Chol $51millions in his Swish bank Account
          2. President Salva Kiir Mayardit $38 millions in Australian Bank Account
          3. Vice President Riek Machar Teny $36 Swish bank account
          4. Minister of Roads and bridges Gier Chuang Aluang $36 millions
          5. Former minister of finance Kuol Athian M

    • 12 February 2012 07:23, by Joseph Canada

      So Bior, you want him to keep quiet and Amum get rich from the people’s funds eh? Leaders should be transparent. Am very sure there are going to be more and there will be jail time here. Or if the SPLM want to wind the 2015 election, they have to come clean to get my people’s votes. Otherwise the new Government will have a real educators not Illiterates running the country.

      • 12 February 2012 08:44, by Tambura

        Who ll jail them? They are thieves from the top to ground, the guy who should jail them is corrupted too.The only way to deal with that corrupted government officials is to upraise. God bless south Sudan

        • 13 February 2012 02:28, by Bolman

          Tambura you are right I guest nobody will gonna answer your question because both of them all were corrupted from top to bottom including the former of ministers of financial there is any acceptable acausasion regardless I appreciated yr question good qt

    • 12 February 2012 07:28, by NGAANGOLTIIN

      When Dinka, the big ’nyangs’ steal billions $$ they are not challenged. But other tribes are always the victims when they are innocent. Now this criminal is plotting against non-Dinka. Why was he silent all this time when he was part of his alleged corruptions. What is his intention. Why now? If he wants to be pardoned and his term reduced, he should not spare the big fish Salva Kiir, Kuol and Rie

    • 12 February 2012 08:09, by Malou Manyiel

      Lord have mercy!! Hahaha!! Akuien, you are now talking. Where have you been? Please, reveal every thing even if it come from above as you said. We are tired of corruption in South Sudan.

    • 12 February 2012 08:32, by Mapuor

      Its true that the most corrupt elements in the South are from only one region.This region is a curse to the South,its the home of all militias,intertribal conflicts,corruption in all institutions.Take it from me,during the war they were either Arab militias or refugees in Kenya Uganda you name it.

    • 12 February 2012 11:25, by Anti Traitor

      This corruption scandal will not end soon in the SPLM led government otherwise if South Sudanese people want it end soon then it would be a miracle.
      The only thing that will happen is that we shall not drop those corruption charges against unless they die!

    • 12 February 2012 12:57, by John Garang Dau

      I don’t thinks decrediting general Athour is a call for charge. I understand some people are very upset with the reality that Athour is tired of this selfishness. The man want to be authentic and come clean to people. What south Sudan need right away, is to stablished public debate system and freedom of self expression so our democratic shall defined a true government for the people.

    • 12 February 2012 19:19, by Baring

      To Ex, Finance Minister. Arthar Chol.

      Your case have no value becuase the list that you are talking about is not with Wani Igga, it is with the president Sliva Kiir. and you have to hurry up it could be burn by now. if you want your case to be strong, go to a Dinka man to find the list, becuase this list is with the Dinkas

    • 13 February 2012 05:23, by akid malual

      Arthur Akuien Chol…$51millions in his Swish bank Account:
      2. President Salva Kiir Mayardit $38 millions in Australian Bank Account
      3. Vice President Riek Machar Teny $36 Swish bank account…and so the rest follow.
      4. Minister of Roads and bridges: Gier Chuang Aluang $36 millions
      5. Former minister of finance: Kuol Athian Mawien: $30
      6. Northern Bahr El Gazaal Governor: Malon

    • 13 February 2012 07:30, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      The Ex-Minister for Finance should be very honest in his talks,singling one person name while leaving others is very un fairs and one can see it as personnel confrontation.
      All those who has fallen to this corruption,they should returned back this public funds,to bring good name to this new Nation.


  • 12 February 2012 07:15, by Darkangel

    South Sudanese Bank Accounts in US (Offical US-Norway report);

    President Salva Kiir: $38 Million
    Vise President R. Mashar: $36 Million
    Deng Alor: $28 Million
    James Wanni: $25 Million
    Pagan Amun: $31 Million

    • 12 February 2012 08:50, by Ruach

      DarkArabs,Jallaby,mohamed ali.Shut up your mouth here.What about our oil u ’ve looted for long time?You are now starving when the owner(South)shut down her oil,is it corruption?You ’ve to talk only of extreme poverty killing ur Muslim Arabs in the North.Leave us alone.Hell to any fake arabs who looted our Resources for long period of times.Death to all of u

      • 12 February 2012 12:02, by Alan_Bard


        Arthur Akuien Chol $51millions in his Swish bank Account
        2. President Salva Kiir Mayardit $38 millions in Australian Bank Account
        3. Vice President Riek Machar Teny $36 Swish bank account
        4. Minister of Roads and bridges Gier Chuang Aluang $36 millions
        5. Former minister of finance Kuol Athian M

    • 12 February 2012 16:18, by pabaak

      Darkangle, Ali, and Jalaby, you guys know where this culture was inherited?,of course these old folks study the culture of corruption from North Sudan,all NCP led government is the most corrupted of all time northern governments, and the example is that the head of state, the Basheir has embezzled $9 billion, according to wiki-lead website, this amount is ten time equal to all amount above.

  • 12 February 2012 07:16, by Joseph Canada

    OK Amum, lets talk about this.

  • 12 February 2012 07:17, by Land-of-Cush

    Not only Pagan Amum alone, I think Arthur Akuein Chol will reveal more corrupters in near future to recover all public’s money that has been looting by GOSS officials. Big shame to loot your country’s money’s and loses of your leadership reputation in coming election.

  • 12 February 2012 07:27, by mohammed ali

    It is obvious that the unnecessry tough rhtoric of Pagan towrds Sudan is being used as a cover up for his crimes against the suffering people of SS.How could public money be transfered to a personal account.If there is accountability it should start from those who give orders from "above"!

    • 12 February 2012 07:37, by Wal P Muoranyar Biet

      “Once again, I had been instructed from above to transfer amount and Pagan should account for this,” he added

      Uncle AKuiendit, please tell us that "above". Everything in above has names, even God have names, so please tell who from above told you to release South Sudan’s people money?

      Wal P Muoranyar

    • 12 February 2012 16:04, by pabaak

      If SPLM is serving for the purpose of people then there is nothing damaging than this, is a bad image for the party, they should led the public know what is going with these allegations, otherwise a good way is that some people should resigns to give ways for new generation, what laying ahead of us is more important than individual interests.

    • 12 February 2012 17:08, by Hardball

      You northerners are ex-wives that are kicked out by their husbands and what they do is, they keep coming back and try to point out what is wrong in the house.

      That leaves us with the question as follows, if you were that good and faithful, then why were you kicked out in the first place?

  • 12 February 2012 07:30, by Manyieldit

    Mr. Akuen should just keep quiet and not causing nonsense claim. If he know that the instruction was from the above why don’t he wait for that above he mentioned. Akuen himself is a corrupt person, and the whole system is corrupted. how did he transfer 30 millions to the personal account? Pagan office has an account for SPLM party and an account for Ministry of CPA, these were the two institutions

    • 12 February 2012 07:44, by Manyieldit

      Mr. Amum were responsible for. Lot has been done to facilitate CPA implementation process which was completely under Amum. Akuen himself was arrest for corruption charges and removed out of prison by his tribe mate which is completely against the law. If Pagan took 30 million, then how much Akuen took? Am a Dinka man and do not want to support nonsense propaganda.

  • 12 February 2012 07:51, by George Bol

    Pagan Amum, please keep up with your good work. Finished the CPA before corrupt guys want to distract you.He was a ministry and he should be help accountable for putting funds in someone else responsibility without follow ups. Let be ready for the border and Abyei issues. Thanks

    • 12 February 2012 08:59, by mohammed ali

      Bol, how much is your share from this money!

      • 12 February 2012 15:50, by Daniel Buolmawei

        I knew you would be here Mohammed concerning of nonsense. World financial sources declared Bashir having stolen $30 billion dollars and was widely reported as found in his personal account in the past. First of all you said nothing about huge lost public money to Bashir. Second, Bashir has been publicly talking without shame, why you think Bashir could talk unashamed in public? $30 billions?

        • 12 February 2012 16:56, by mohammed ali

          Daniel,lying as usual!Which world resources told you this, give me a single reference.Ocampo once claimed that Basher had $9 in nat west bank in London.The answer came swiftly from the bank & the British government,telling Ocampo that he is alier, just like you.Specfically Basheer is well known that he is not corrupt.He disclosed his properties few days ago on TV on the open air.

          • 12 February 2012 21:01, by silk Kottora

            Mr. Mohammed Ali I fully agree with you president Bashir’s hands are clean and far from being stained by such worldly things as money, but he has been spending huge amounts of many in the war in Darfur. If only he spent that money in the development of the region. Why a Darfuri should pay 600 SDG for one-way ticket from Khartoum to Darfur when they should have paid only 70 SDG if the

            • 12 February 2012 21:10, by silk Kottora

              INGAZ EL-GHARBI ROAD had been constructed. Does president Bashir know that many Darfurians are dying on the their to Khartoum in search for medical treatment?! why not make medical facilities available in Darfur?! Let all fear Allah.

  • 12 February 2012 09:36, by Tamongali

    it is horrible if this scandal is proved to be true.the most strange thing is that they are minister and secretary general SPLA .Mr President let them resign immediately and form an investigation committee to find facts and Judge should jail who ever guilty.Mr President to rule with justice you will be in heart of every one.Your government will be defamed if no action taken(ur a wise man)

  • 12 February 2012 10:00, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Dear, all the first thing you should know from there is that, what you people are calling corruption is not corruption according to those you think are involve doing it.

    What they said is who is that one saying why did so and so did that where was he? what have he done during the battle of so and so,was he not amongest those who defect? or who when to study while we suffer in the bush? otherwise.

  • 12 February 2012 10:04, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    All our leaders are not for our cause but to pay themselves and their relatives to show that, those who died during the liberation are fools and was their mistake to die as such.

    God did it for them and are the only people who have right to do what everthey are doing and no body should question them,
    see how they do things,how many houses did they buy outside the country? that is an indication.

  • 12 February 2012 10:09, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    The New SPLM will only be a solution to all this since they have privatise the Old SPLM.
    Late Dr. John will call other people like he did to Dr. Justin Yaac Arop and Dominic Diem Deng otherwise we are going to bad direction, Young people should takeover from our old people who only care forthemselves.

    But to keep the SPLM alive we need to do some thing soon before the citizens took law in hands.

    • 13 February 2012 16:07, by pabaak

      Emmanuel Ajang Solomon, yes I support your input, if SPLM need to emerge strong in this era then they need to create new image because the party image is already been gravely damaged by the individuals in hierarchy of the party, and the good way is to form an independent team to investigate these allegations properly, because going to media and declare the innocuousness alone in not enough.

      • 13 February 2012 16:21, by pabaak

        The public will judge them by the facts supported by the documents, not statements, if some folks think that people have been accusing their leaders without reasons then are fools, there no leaders without people, there no ground for using corruption as a reward for the fighting in the bush, the land is the only reward for all of us.

        • 13 February 2012 16:36, by pabaak

          if for example a leader embezzled millions of Dollars while Soldiers going for months without receiving their little incentives, and the rampant insecurity majorly is the cause of inaccessible roads then what will meant to become a leader? SPLM has to listen to advices from the grass roots level, because they are the one who have potential to built a great nations and they need to act now

  • 12 February 2012 10:40, by John

    If everyone in charge took piece of cake, no wonder no one is willing to talk about the corruption list.

    But it’s interesting to see people are being so protective.

    You don’t realize that the money should become roads, hospital, schools, etc., everything benefits ordinary people, do you?

    Even Bashir managed to spare some money for Dam, power plant, grid, water treatment plant...


  • 12 February 2012 11:40, by viper

    The worst thing above all is that our young boys r blinded by this false saying of SPLM officials that there is going to be zero tolerance on corruption without action. To those urging Arthur not to expose the secrets of pagan, please let Pagan defend himself from this $30 million. Iam sure he will not show up to defend himself because he has involved. Pagan is a most corrupt official. Has he buil

  • 12 February 2012 11:58, by BM Bol

    Akueindit should go all the way by revealing who does he refer to as from "above" and what was/were the contend of request to transfer the money to Pagan’s personal bank account?

  • 12 February 2012 12:10, by ebony

    I don’t know why some people feel angry about Pagan being accused! No one is above being accused..if he is innocent let him step forward and get himself cleared from it..
    It is shameful that some leaders in this country are stealing its wealth or distributing it among the enemies of their enemy while S.Sudan people are hungry and poor! I am sick of it!

  • 12 February 2012 14:29, by sudinka

    Shame on you those who are miss use public funds .the God give us freedom is not sleeping is wash corrupted greedy leaders I trust no body in this sick Government they just defense on hand to mouth only with out development they don’t Even remember this word during the time of outh say God is my witness.

    • 12 February 2012 15:01, by 4Justice

      100 days looting plan. Why pick on Amum, you should also expose Gier Aluong, Deng Athorbei, Salva Mathok and yourself.

  • 12 February 2012 15:27, by Daniel Buolmawei

    I don’t understand why Akuein singled out only $30 million dollars here while we had lost over $2 billions according to the audit reports? Why only Pagan Amum the target here while there are some who stolen more than $30 million dollars? Let’s knows all of them (corrupts) instead of singling out only one or only $30 out of $2 billion dollars lost. This $30 million is like a drop in an ocean of $2B

  • 12 February 2012 16:01, by viper

    Akuiendit, please don,t fear to expose all their names including that fake angel who use to instruct u from above. You r an old man who cannot again beg a job from those looters couz u have already done ur best in looting. Plse let us know these big fishes since Wani is fearing them

  • 12 February 2012 16:24, by Bauer

    Fellow comrades of the RoSS, there is no gov’t anywhere on this planet earth which is not corrupt and especially Africa. Those countries in Africa that convict the corrupt, they do it as a cover up yet corruption still exists. I don’t expect us to point fingers at Mr. Pagan now or later. We should focus more on issues of how the economy of the Country will be managed.

  • 12 February 2012 16:28, by Bauer

    We as citizens’ of our new country should be focusing on issues that build our Country say security wise, other areas of priority that will boost our economy eg Agriculture etc. We should support the gov’t in which ever way possible to see to it that South Sudan becomes a sweet place to live in. If you start fighting the issues of corruption now....

  • 12 February 2012 16:32, by Bauer

    When will you start issues of putting up good infrastructure to serve the common man, see these things move hand in hand. Those bandits who are calling for an uprising and you are a South Sudanese, I cast the holy ghost fire upon you in Jesus’ name. Not even yrs down the road, the government has tried to do its best and is still trying young as the Country is and so demanding do you think its...

  • 12 February 2012 16:38, by Bauer

    Like your house/room.Please citizens of RoSS, let us stop the violence first in our villages, help the gov’t and report to the police the hooligans who are calling for an uprising, am ashamed of them.Its not easy managing a Country therefore let us leave the leaders to do all they are doing for the Country and at time x,they will be called to the docket not now.Bravo Pagan,Salva and all the others

    • 12 February 2012 22:31, by Tambura

      You must be one of these corrupted government official, everything have an end under the son. You can steal how long it will take at end of the day you will end up just like Gadafi.... smile and enjoy stole money.

      • 13 February 2012 00:29, by 4Justice

        Akuein, why aren’t you talking about your business partner Garang Deng Aguer? do you really think the people of south sudan are blind?

  • 13 February 2012 01:37, by Nhialic

    Why are so many of my fellow South Sudanese standing up for the ministers? I find the figures Darkangel posted dispicable, and some South Sudanese dare to attack Darkangel to post them?

    We should be scrutinising the government, people!! We have corrupt ministers, and we have to face up to it and try to do something about it as citizens. I DON’T HAVE ANY PRIDE IN OUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.

    • 13 February 2012 02:03, by 4Justice

      Isn’t it travesty of justice to only lock up petty street thieves and allow thieves in ministerial position to loot public funds with impunity. What kind of precedence are we setting here when all these years we were fighting for social justice?

  • 13 February 2012 02:27, by Anynya One

    Is The Truth: People within/or abroad the South Sudan knew this, and getting ready for their future,’ll obviously demonstrate/demand their rights from this corrupt officials starting from “ Amum “ to any singled official in the corrupt list not forgetting the president of the ROSS; all knew that no one is above the law! ROSS was created by the people’s vote and thus the corrupt must face definite.

    • 13 February 2012 02:51, by 4Justice

      The Cycle Of Corruption

      Corruption breeds hatred, hatred breeds anger, anger breeds violence, violence creates insecurity, insecurity creates failed state.

      NB: why’s your tongue sticking out like that?

  • 13 February 2012 03:03, by Nhialic

    May I add, to those South Sudanese commenting on Bashir stealing billions. Other than the recent oil, does Bashir stealing really concern us anymore? It’s funny to see people commenting on Bashir stealing to make our ministers LOOK BETTER. Actually, our ministers are WORSE than Mr.Bashir.

    Yeah, we might be on our way to a failed state, or we are failed already.

    • 13 February 2012 05:21, by John

      u r right mate, at least Bashir spared some money for infrastructure, but none was seen in south since 2005, start from when the oil revenue was splited into half & half.

      But the real problem is SPLA is under their leadship, so I reckon nothing will happen, and in next election, fully armed soldier will make you understand the consequence of voting for people other than them...

      • 13 February 2012 07:26, by 4Justice

        Wages are paid to public servants who serve the public(ie infrastructure developement projects) such as water treatment plants, agricultural projects and the construction of asphalt road network connecting all the states(Not expensive office furnitture). Now if you are paying people for nothing, which has been the case since 2005, It’s called social security benefit payments(Not Wages).

  • 13 February 2012 06:43, by Anynya One

    Enough is enough!The systems manifest failings; however no worries since UN, U.S, EU & AU, are witnessing the outcome of leaders creating the culture of corruption, hatred, anger, violence, & insecurity, and must obviously face incarceration! Many young S. Sudanese are educated and helplessly watching this country go down, we can no longer wait to show “Liberty, Freedom and Justice”.

  • 13 February 2012 07:03, by Pimp

    Dear brothers and my fellows S. Sudanese people, our government is in hell. We could talk 24/7 but still nothing impossible unless we remove those evil leaders who just care about neither themselves nor his country. All ours problems will be only answer by God. Bless to the poor Southerners of Sudan

  • 13 February 2012 08:25, by Emporio

    that what happens when the top dog thieves fight ,since independent of south Sudan no system in the place and he`s talking about corruption after he fill up his stomach ,just people talking about a $30 million and so on but those figure are nothing southSudan missing a few billion

  • 13 February 2012 17:01, by Pidie

    this is a good step forward it might have taken him long time to bring this to light but at least he have the guts to talk about it. let see if the Speaker will release the names that we handed to President Silva when he came to visit USA.

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