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S. Sudan cabinet agrees to cover hotel charges for officials

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November 17, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s cabinet has approved a resolution mandating the ministry of finance to pay over one million South Sudanese pounds (SSP) to clear outstanding hotel charges for senior government officials.

Cabinet agreed to pick up the tab, expected to be at least 13,182,374 SSP, following a meeting on Friday of the Council of Ministers

The circumstances under which the officials sought commercial accommodation remain unclear, although several sources at the ministries of finance and cabinet affairs said the decision was taken for security and protection reasons when violence broke out last year.

However, government officials have been known to be living in various hotels in the capital, Juba, for extended periods, even before the 15 December outbreak of violence.

The officials in question are expected to continue living at the hotels until 25 December.

(ST)

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  • 18 November 2014 07:02, by Maper

    With top hotels ranging from 300 - 500ssp a night, the government officials are spending more than what most teachers can get as their basic salary a month. Is this really fair?

    • 18 November 2014 07:53, by Mr Point

      On Christmas Day these officials will have to leave their luxurious hotels when they have been working so hard to pay teacher salaries and to deliver to South Sudan its outstanding roads, schools and hospitals.

      Where will they live?

      But the money saved can be used to pay teachers, and to build even more Kiir roads, Kiir schools and Kiir hospitals.

  • 18 November 2014 09:40, by Marco Bul

    All these hotels are theirs.They only task foreigners as underdogs to cover their shady deals.Therefore,they are indirectly reimbursting their hotels’ accounts.
    Get it from me

  • 18 November 2014 09:45, by mzalendo mwema

    Mr Point,

    Preaching your Dr Useless aka fool Riek Machar will not save him from failing.South Sudan will still emerge from this crisis because its maker is the same guy of 1991.No change will come from this useless Dr Riek Machar whose hands are full with innocent blood.Who will vote for him?

    • 18 November 2014 13:52, by Mr Point

      You have not studied my teachings.
      Riek Machar was unprepared for the December violence.
      He barely escaped with his life.
      He joined a rebellion that already started because of the massacre of Nuer.
      You should condemn Kiir for the blood on his hands.

      There will be no peace in South Sudan until the two warlords agree a deal.
      Neither can win alone.

  • 18 November 2014 19:46, by Agutthon

    Stupidly silly Kiir kitchen cabinet?
    Kiir must go for this grand corruption caused by the army of hoteliers include Run-dial



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