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S. Sudan’s ruling SPLM devising anti-corruption strategy

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April 5, 2015 (JUBA) – The leadership of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) says it is devising strategies to help the government combat corruption to steer forward the country, allowing delivery of services as it pursues peace with the armed opposition groups..

Anti-corruption activists demonstrate in the South Sudan capital, Juba,on 11 June 2012 (ST)

Mark Nyipuoc, a member of the party’s political bureau, said the leadership was now determined than ever before to devise strategies and tactics to combat corruption. The political bureau is the party’s highest decision making organ.

“The house [parliament] will also not allow leniency in a push to clean up all the public institutions from rampant fraud that he and other leaders say threatens the party’s decades-long grip on power,” the senior official told Sudan Tribune on Sunday.

Nyipuoc, a former deputy speaker of the national assembly, further said both the legislature and the executive in collaboration with the judiciary and law enforcement agents have agreed to pursue what he described as both "tigers" and "flies" so as to cleanse the party, government and other state machineries.

He said the country’s anti-graft campaign would ensnare a number of senior figures, both the South Sudanese ruling party as well as the current government.

However, critics are sceptical about how the leadership, which has resisted introducing reforms, would live up to its own pledges. Many, for instance, cited failure by president Salva Kiir to expose the 75 South Sudanese officials he wrote letters to in 2012.

(ST)

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  • 6 April 2015 19:19, by lino

    Hahaaaa! Ya Mark, you got ta check yourself cleaned first. How many bank accounts you have? Source of incomes? Cars and houses? How many wives and kids? What they have in their names? Relatives and friends? How many of these you made rich???
    So many goes with this brother. I want these check to be done on any SPLM/A member?
    You will see us hitting 4 billion dollars!!!

  • 6 April 2015 19:23, by lino

    When you guys came from the bush, you have nothing, but in 6-10 years now you and family, relatives, and friends have everything and more. South Sudanese want to know how that come to play???



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