Home | News    Tuesday 26 April 2016

S. Sudan student union probes ex-leader over corruption


April 25, 2016 (KAMPALA) – Members of South Sudanese students’ union said they have formed a committee to investigate corruption cases involving its former president who allegedly mismanaged unspecified sums of the association’s finances.

South Sudanese students at their embassy in Kampala, Uganda (ST/File)

The union leader, Albino Akol said the committee, headed by Marial Makuong, would investigate the former union president accused of corruption.

Akol vowed he would work closely with all students to address challenges that may be an obstacle to their studies

“Despite inadequate funding, the union strived to graduate at least 95 students in 2016 keeping other factors like retakes constant,” Akol told Sudan Tribune Monday.

He added, “Owning to the facts that out of 143 students assisted, 95 were in their final semesters”.

The union’s information secretary, Koch Madut said the leadership was doing enough to combat corruption, describing it as the disease hampering the union’s progress.

“Despite all the mess and low reputation [resulting] mainly from previous leaders, we still appealed for President Salva Kiir’s directives and advices,” said Madut.

He said current union leadership would encourage accountability and transparency.

About 30,000 South Sudanese students study in Uganda due to its quality education system.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 26 April 2016 06:12, by Eastern

    Like father, like sons! The SPLA thievery runs in their blood. What their fathers are doing in Kiir’s government is what their sons are honing at school. Shame!

  • 26 April 2016 08:14, by Kerem

    Corruption is in the blood of South Sudanese and it has become an inheritance from generations to generations.

    I used to hear of corruption even in their current union leadership and in the same way, they will be investigated when their term ends. God save our country

  • 26 April 2016 08:49, by J P Puok

    ahahahha ati Salvatore kiir will intervenes to stamp out corruption! did I over heard something like that? the joke of the day.

    • 26 April 2016 13:00, by Mading Makuac

      @Eastern,money is a devil even you can misuse it if you get a chance .That attitude of corruption can’t be inherited from but it results from greediness and egocentric .Anyway,the student board needs to appropriately handle financial resources or else donor will not support again.

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Why Sudan’s interests lie in U.S. delisting and normalization with Israel 2020-10-22 06:08:56 By: Trayo A. Ali How will the de-linking of the American process for removing Sudan from the State Sponsor of Terror (SST) list from its process of normalizing relations with Israel diminish (...)

No to calls for anti-peace protests 2020-10-22 06:07:08 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Some traditional Sudanese political parties have grown old and are crying out to demand that the Sudanese people go out on October 21, 2020, in a major demonstration to (...)

The 21 October March: Who is the Enemy? 2020-10-21 05:52:11 By Yasir Arman One of the main features of the December revolution is its vitality and the broad participation of women and youth, resistance committees, martyrs' families, forces from the (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.