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South Sudan cabinet removes fuel subsidy


May 11, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan Friday has removed fuel subsidies to ease the state firm’s subsidy burden but the move will add to already high inflation in the troubled country.

A photo showing a long queue at a fuel station in Juba on Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 (Photo ST).

In a briefing to the media following the weekly cabinet meeting, deputy information minister Lily Albino Akol Akol told reporters about the government decision to henceforth stop subsidizing fuel.

According to the decision, the government would no longer allocate funds to the national oil company, Nilepet, to import fuels for sale at a reduced price to the public.

“The first resolution of the Council of Ministers today is lifting fuel subsidies,” said Ms Akol.

“The Council of Ministers noticed and acknowledged that the citizens of South Sudan are indeed suffering, and the fuel subsidy which was meant to alleviate the economic conditions of most of our citizens is not happening,” she adds.

The government, she explained, has now resolved to cut spending on fuel subsidies to allow the use of these funds to meet other obligations, including payment of civil servants’ salaries on time.

The deputy minister said the cut of subsidy starts immediately, as the ministers of finance and petroleum, as well as Nilepet, were directed to start the implementation of the decision taken by the council without delay.

In another separate decision, the cabinet directed the minister of finance to prioritize the payment of civil servants’ arrears.


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  • 12 May 2018 00:08, by JUR ATHÏT

    They are all bunch of idiots!!! how come a rich oil country is lacking local refinary? Please leave those vacancies blank before it become too late.

    • 12 May 2018 06:31, by Riek Machar

      It is too late to help States.
      The fall of states economy comes through creation

    • 12 May 2018 06:49, by Rumbek S. Sudan

      Rotten government of president Kiir!! Where is the refinery you have been talking about for all these years? Every year, refinery will open in August, next year in September, next year, in October.. President Kiir, you will never be forgiven in generations to come in South Sudan for the mess you have been leading us into. The suffering souls of South Sudanese will hunt you down and your family.

  • 12 May 2018 01:35, by lino

    Confusions!!! It will back fire you all!!! A country that has no actual products except oil, will not survive for long; add ignorance of what to do!!!

  • 12 May 2018 07:04, by Eastern

    This is coming a little too late.....The tribal regime wasted billions in fuel subsidies and letter of credits. The fools will soon be trading the SSP at 1 $ = 1,000 SSP. Kiir MUST CEDE POWER!

    • 12 May 2018 11:22, by South South


      This is very good move from our government. When you have economy hardship, the best way to deal with it is to cut down your expenses. This is true everywhere in USA. If a few Nyams Nyams don’t like it, that’s very fine because they are minority in our country anyway.

      • 12 May 2018 12:21, by jubaone

        South South
        You Abyei "juronit" and Mesiriya slave shut up. When owners of the land discuss pertinent issues, you jellaba hireling and settler must keep quiet. These jienge idiots are doing the"voodoo economy" experimenting economic theories. What effects will subsidies have on inflation and how would this translate into real disposable incomes for the average junubi? Just eat, sleep and shit.

        • 12 May 2018 12:30, by jubaone

          South South
          Jienge fools with bought academic papers from bogus Ugandan universities are also pretending to be intelligent and want to transform the rotten economy. Since when did they have an economy? Perhaps when they see these illiterate luakjieng street money changers at Customs market, they think the economy is doing fine. NO. Who is this bitch Mrs. Albino Akol anyway?

          • 12 May 2018 14:08, by South South


            Shut up our minority tribe. Anytime our government moves to do something good for our country, Nyams Nyams will come out to the open to talk against it for little reason other than trying to destroy South Sudan. Those minority of Nyams Nyams MUST be kept away from our country, no more games.

            • 12 May 2018 14:16, by South South


              Mrs. Albino Akol Akol is a daughter of a very brave Dinka man, Albino Akol Akol. She has master from Princeton University in USA, an Ivy League University. Shut up our minority tribe.

              • 12 May 2018 17:56, by jubaone

                South South
                You Abyei jellaba bastard, just get out and go serve your jellaba masters. You may have a big tribe, but it is useless. What has your big tribe done to you and your people? Nothing. It is you jienge settlers and vagabonds who are running after the "small tribes" of Equatoria for refuge, shelter and food. We care for you fool.

                • 12 May 2018 17:59, by jubaone

                  South South
                  Her father is a jienge and is only great among the jienges. For us Equatorians and especially "Bari People or Karo", Bari, Pojulu, Kuku, Kakwa, Nyangwara, Mundari, Nyepu he would be carrying for us water like his forefathers. Nothing more. No jienge is great, just naked and rude savages.

                • 12 May 2018 18:05, by South South


                  Coward, Lily Akol has the best education in the world, any Nyam Nyam who does not know that is nothing, but stupid. I am so happy you admit that Dinkas are majority in South Sudan. We will work very hard to organize tiny tribes in South Sudan then lead them. Nyam, Nyam, you have seen anything yet, juts wait, we will surprise you with big things.

                  • 12 May 2018 19:00, by South South

                    How do Bari people look like? Monkeys? Rats? Very ugly short people.

                    • 12 May 2018 20:55, by jubaone

                      South South
                      As long as you worthless jienge creatures squat and idle in Equatoria or Bariland, you are done. Try going to your stinking luaks and we won’t tell the difference between a cow 🐮 and a jienge. Both don’t need underpants, both shit and piss without shame but the jienge lacks the horns and tail. Which came first, the cow 🐮 or the jienge?😆

                    • 12 May 2018 21:03, by jubaone

                      South South
                      If anything, the tailless luak monkeys are busy eating bush rats in Juba. In Abyei, they’re starving and waiting for UN airdrops like chicks that open their beaks wide for food. Work, lazy jienge. You have no war on jiengeland. Must we babysit you insolent fool? Lazy scumbag.

                  • 12 May 2018 21:22, by jubaone

                    South South
                    The only reason jienges are in Equatoria is for food. Look at them begging along Unity or University street till custom market. Even on your way to Konyo Konyo just opposite Malakia police station or in Juba market. Beggars and lazy idiots. All want "nyam nyam" food or "eat eat" in Topotha language. Let kiirminal help you.

                    • 12 May 2018 21:45, by South South

                      Nyam, Nyam= People who eat monkeys and rats. Do not try to color it to make it something else.Come and join us to help you stupid old man or die in DIASPORA, which one is the best for you ugly Bari old man.

                • 13 May 2018 05:10, by Kuch

                  South South,
                  This Jubaone fellow is not even a South Sudanese chap, he is just one of the so-called cloned cloned arab of North Sudan & Mr. Eastern, that were weaned of our country’s teats. When our country got her independence. The creeps have been posting as trolls on SUDAN TRIBUNE ever since. SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMAZUJ are edited in France & North Sudan>>>

                  • 13 May 2018 05:20, by Kuch

                    respectively. And their end game is to destroy South Sudan. RADIO TAMAZUJ was hurriedly ESTABLISHED in the runner up to our country’s referendum in 2011. And this was about to use it as a propaganda machine to to MAKE unity between our country & North Sudan attractive. But when our country voted overwhelmingly to have nothing to do with the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan again>>>>

                    • 13 May 2018 05:28, by Kuch

                      then the propagandists resorted to pure propaganda. By the way Mr. South South, SUDAN TRIBUNE & RADIO TAMZUJ & even some other online European & American tabloids are these edited by the creeps like Mr. Eastern, Jubaone & other sellout criminals and they are instructed to by the CIA, M16, the US & European and some of their ’foreign operatives’ posing as NGOs workers or freelance journalists>>>

                      • 13 May 2018 05:34, by Kuch

                        loitering around in Kampala, Adis Ababa, Nairobi or Khartoum. And these sellout criminals are paid by the gulf Arab states of Arabia to write these propaganda because South Sudan is where the European, their gulf Arab states, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between regime business is wanted on>>>

      • 12 May 2018 14:15, by Games

        South Shit
        You don’t even feel shame/Embarrassing by calling your Dinka gangs our government... Although, the Equatorians people are Majority compare to your backwards community idiots. They

      • 12 May 2018 22:29, by Kuch

        South South,
        This is a piece of propaganda trash from SUDAN TRIBUNE. All the fuel subsidies were removed last year. And this piece of propaganda is the usual SUDAN TRIBUNE to psychologically mess around with some lowly informed South Sudanese. Mr. South South the real dirty game being played by the US, the UK, their UN & some their creepy allies game being peddled about in those hotels, brothels>>

        • 12 May 2018 22:42, by Kuch

          and bars Adis Ababa is all about ’wooing the South Sudanese government & the South Sudanese people to borrow the dirty loans from the evil corporate America & Europe’s ’IMF & their World bank’ and then bring their evil juus from New York, Wall Street, London or Washington to come and be lecturing us on how to run our economy while at the same time blaming us for being corrupt & mismanaging>>>>

          • 12 May 2018 22:50, by Kuch

            our country & economy while urging our government to be enacting austerity laws & regulations that are not in the interest of our country & our people. But their laws & regulations to plunder our country dry. We have been informing their lowly informed traitors, losers & thieves like Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot & Co. being held hostage by their foreign>>>

            • 12 May 2018 23:05, by Kuch

              masters to be very careful. It is going to be different game to sell our country to evil corporate America, Europe & some their creepy allies in between in foreign countries. But it is going to be different game all together to actually bring the evil corporate America, Europe & their creepy allies into our country.

  • 12 May 2018 08:58, by MTN junub

    All this moves will not solve any problem in Junub everyone is corrupt starting from Prezo,Riak,Pagan,Nyandeng,those in Govt n de rebels de suffering & blood of southerns will hunt u n your families in the future you even give birth 2 children who can not even ask you dead how much do you receive as you are sending us abroad, buying cars & building in foreign lands but blood of a he goat is he goa

  • 12 May 2018 09:01, by MTN junub

    All this moves will not solve any problem in Junub everyone is corrupt starting from Prezo,Riak,Pagan,Nyandeng,those in Govt n de rebels de suffering & blood of southerns will hunt u n your families in the future you even give birth 2 children who can not even ask you dad how much do you receive as you are sending us abroad, buying cars & building in foreign lands but blood of a he goat is he goat

    • 12 May 2018 21:08, by Ajuongthii son


      Don,t cause theirs children, but cause the killers if you can.

  • 12 May 2018 10:53, by gatkhornuerikajuba

    this is not untrue

  • 12 May 2018 22:42, by JUR ATHÏT

    Now is time for you guys to rise up then later.

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