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South Sudan upgrades Anti-Corruption Commission, dismisses deputy chairperson

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By James Gatdet Dak

August 22, 2009 (JUBA) — The Anti-Corruption Commission for the semi-autonomous Southern Sudan has been given a special status beyond the other public service institutions as the government steps up the fight against corruption in the region.

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Dr. Pauline Riak, chairperson of Southern Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission from 2006 until November 2011 (ST)

The employees of the anti-corruption body, according to a resolution passed on Friday by the Council of Ministers, will have their salaries and other emoluments increased above the normal public service increment regulations.

The status of the Chairperson of the Commission, Dr. Pauline Riak, has been upgraded to the status of a minister in the Government of Southern Sudan, and in accordance with the Friday decision, her salary and other benefits were resolved to be set higher than those of the minister.

Her Deputy Chairperson will enjoy the status of a state minister.

This treatment of a special status will also apply to the Chairperson and staff of the Commission for Human Rights which is also given an equal political importance.

The anti-corruption body chairperson, who was invited to the cabinet meeting during the time her proposal was presented to the Council of Ministers by the Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny, argued that the nature of her institution’s work required increase of remunerations for her staff in addition to some other benefits.

"For an institution that has a reputation as a highly specialized one, integrity is a core value to it and officers need to have that confidence and assurance in form of well paying packages and allowances," she argued in her proposal.

Dr. Riak was concerned that without a sort of compensation in form of better remuneration, her staff may fall prey to bribery.

"There is a saying that corruption fights back…While earning less does not give one a ticket to accept bribes, it is very possible that a person handling such sensitive matters and has not been cushioned in terms of proper remuneration can easily fall prey to bribery advances,” she stated.

She said corruption barons and their agents are always on the prowl and will make all attempts to thwart any efforts to control it.

The Commission’s Chairperson also complained of delay by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in releasing her institution’s annual budgets, which she said, has been greatly affecting her Commission’s intended activities.

"Financial independence [of the Commission] is not only a requirement implied in the Constitution but it is a global requirement of all anti-corruption bodies. Having to disclose information in advance, each time money is requested from the Ministry, equally undermines confidentiality as each time the Commission has to disclose its intended activities to third parties," she underlined.

The situation, she added, has cost the Commission dearly in the sense that it has lost quite a good number of highly trained staff to other well paying institutions both governmental "such as the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development and non governmental agencies such as UN and NGOs."

She also complained of under-staffing because of restrictions placed on her recruitment needs by the Ministry of Public Service and Human Resources Development, thus justifying her request for the Commission to be treated with a special political status beyond some of the public service regulations.

This year as a result, she stated, the Commission failed to recruit a badly needed 25 professionals as it has shortage of investigators to carry out the work.

According to the resolution the Commission’s chairperson and other senior officers of the institution will have their security protection considered among the other benefits.

"Due to the nature of their work, threats become real leading to much guided interaction, loss of their friends and freedom to social interaction, work long hours and are always on call," Dr. Riek added.

The Commission also carried out a survey of the anti-corruption bodies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda and found out that their remuneration and benefits are higher than mainstream government employees and institutions.

For example, the Head of the Ethiopian Anti-Corruption Commission is paid double salary of that of a Federal Minister, the head of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission earns more than the Kenyan President and the head of the Inspectorate of Government of Uganda earns more than a national minister.

They also enjoy other privileges such as accommodation, medical cover, entertainment, domestic help allowances, travel allowances and security protection for the Heads and top management staff.

Dr. Pauline Riak stated that anti-corruption bodies have international standing and that her team would strike at run-away culprits beyond international borders during investigations and recovery of assets stolen and taken to foreign countries around the globe.

"The global part of it [the Commission] comes by virtue of the obligation of all nations to recognize the Commissions and to assist them in undertaking investigations and fulfilling their mandate within their territories," she assured.

She said the Commission intends to employ the best qualified staff and provide them with high quality training in Sudan and abroad because, she explained, "fighting corruption is a high risk business and requires a lot of confidentiality and a highly developed networking system to accomplish the mandate."

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON SACKED

In another related development, President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued a Presidential decree this week relieving the deputy chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

It was not clear to the press what caused the dismissal of the second powerful chief of the Commission. It is however seen by the public as part of the ongoing reform to empower the Commission.

President Kiir also announced last week that the anti-corruption body would be empowered to not only investigate cases of corruption, but also prosecute the culprits.

Over a thousand corruption cases are believed to be sitting in the Commissioner’s office since 2006 and awaiting investigations and possible prosecutions of the culprits.

The power to prosecute had been previously entrusted to the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development.

No official has ever been prosecuted for having involved in corrupt practices since the establishment of the Southern Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission in 2006.

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  • 23 August 2009 07:13, by oshay

    This is a joke and so is this so called up graded commission. How can a group of criminals try to uphold the law? The SPLM has to resign en masse and call for a general election in the South which will hopefully won by the SPLM-DC.

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    • 23 August 2009 07:56, by Moses Kur Akech

      This is a good step,however, there is urgent need to establish a well-trained/resourced law enforcement agent with exclusive powers to arrest, detain and present the suspects in the court of law and robust independent justice system to prosecute the suspects of this poisonous crime. In many democratic governments this department comes within federal police just because of the sensitivity and complexity of the job.

      If they successfully do that it would be a great step forward in fighting corruption and most importantly a vital move towards democracy.

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    • 23 August 2009 08:17, by Joseph lago

      that very good start SPLM party, corruption will definitely lead us into failure,disunity, poverty and lack of prosperity in the country. what we need now is whether you guys would keep record of what you tell to the public and make sure wether it’s feasible?

      curruption is in everywehere in the south sudan not only government officals but to most individuals, small business, private enterprise etc. so it isupon us to keep count and put some judgement on issues our politician say.

      thanks

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    • 23 August 2009 10:47, by DUT DONGRIN

      hey who would vote for lam? as if we don’t know what he did in 1990 with Riak. now he think he can tranform the coutry after we work hard for it? where the people that he runned to?
      like basher,zebar,taha and every that was in khartoum back then but now every one SPLM/SPLA and they want to joint it some how and critise it.insead of giving thank to the people that scarified,for you to have the freedom of speech

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    • 23 August 2009 10:59, by DUT DONGRIN

      Is that the leat you can do Mr presidant?

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    • 23 August 2009 11:25, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

      Fake fake fake fake, standing with Sudanese people Liberation Movement for Dinkas Change (SPLA-DC) is the only way to have a bright future in South. A paralyse creature will never recover and this is why we have to go for the new ideology of Dinkas Changes not Selfish People Liberation for Arrogance SPLA. Let Slave Kiir and his mongrel continue with this corrupt gangs party of SPLA.

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      • 25 August 2009 07:01, by amalunguic

        Lokuji/Riek Machar/Lam Akol and lost Logic, you are realy farting your SPLM -DC colours but no rat will join that SPLM- DISASTER CREATORS.So if you are crying for voters to que on your line, you are hoples idiot! Never fart a lot I ’m arround. Be alert waxes are coming rat!!!

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        • 25 August 2009 11:30, by gabriel galuak

          Dear mr malunguic,

          I will not leave you alone since you want to put all the dirty thing on DR machar, and you forgot that this is not the time of your fucken uncle. i told you early to attack only you age group rather than attacking your boss, shame on you trouble makers.
          this is my last warning to you, otherwise if you want me to creatize your fucken uncle i will start it tommoroow onward.
          tell me" what is the lik between SPLM-DC and Dr machar?forget your dream of taking Dr machar to court with your baseless statement, if so we shall take all the current leader including your fucken uncles

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        • 25 August 2009 11:54, by chol awek wek

          HI mr amalunguic,

          hope you know the different between you mam and your dad, how come you don,t know the different between Dr lam the founder of SPLM-DC and our future leader Dr Riek machar the man of all season?
          my friend other people might mistaken you as crazy, axjust your statement against Riek. in this world everybody must carry his/her own cross.

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    • 23 August 2009 19:24, by Ajal Jongngeen

      Oshay you always had a big mouth and big Ass supporting Arab North.don’t let them dig out your Ass.

      you know that your mom and sisters are taken by Arab people before. that is why you want Arab to dig your Ass saying I got huge amount of money for digging.

      my ass from Arab North people digging digging digging it until blooding came up. shame on you all your family like Arab people fuck you all with your family shame.

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    • 23 August 2009 20:22, by Sunlight

      I’m very disappointed at this Dr. Pauline Riek. How comes that she is only complaining and urging about her institution’s remurations and incentives? Are they there for money only? What is her work plans and acheivements so far?

      For God’s sake what is the need for paying those good-for-nothing commission extra money while no single thief has been prosecuted for the millions of Dollars stolen? Are they serving our people better than medical doctors and other health personnel who are working under tough living condition and yet in silence?

      For me this commission is just a mask to beautify the corrupted face of the tribal SPLM system in Juba. No wonder thieves have good solidarity...

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    • 23 August 2009 20:41, by Gat Nyaaluaak

      go a head work well

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    • 24 August 2009 09:10, by Thon

      By Thon5.
      Hello Oshay your comments on the well established Government are all baseless my friend what the SPLm do can’t be compared with your NCp party SPlm can bring change to entire Sudan due to its committment on democratic transition,unity,freedom of speech ,freedom of religion ,justice Shame on you man the enemy of peace you supporting terrorists party you failed to feed up of your oil mony it is Splm to make sure that NCP is not applying its fake census result before national elecion.

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    • 25 August 2009 09:58, by pasa think big

      fuck you Osha, the SPLM-DC has no right to win the election . please sweep away in your mind the SPLM, it will be of two ways either SPLM win the election or we separate from the Arabs the tyrant brothers who have been oppressing us for a thousand of years.

      where will SPLM-DC get its power(Army) please, do not support the darkness area. it is for no way and no road.
      the South Sudan have right to up-grade Anti-corruption to be ready with its equipments for wining the election or to separate its government from prosecutors (arabs) right now.

      the South Sudan has to open its eyes very well this time to know halogens who are pushing the righteous people to corruption and eliminate them right now.
      the South Sudan Government will win in everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      South Sudan Oyeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Our people of good will Oyee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      our motto is well known though a new born baby

      Sudan is our Country.

      please id you asosciate with Arabs, you go to middle East right now!

      the first born of the parties in South Sudan is SPLM/A.
      Tarriiir Sudan Oyeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
      SPLA OYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
      Harka Ma yi num SPLA will not sleep
      open now!!!! open your eyes now!!!!!!!!!
      SPLA Oyeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 4 August 2011 10:49, by Adongwot Manyoul

      the SPLM-DC leader was embezzling money himself. When it comes to choosing who will really move South Sudan forward the SPLM might take a while but they will get there, the SPLM-DC will only fail us and put us under another regime stipulated by the north.

      Terrible observation mate

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  • 23 August 2009 07:23, by Maruon Ayiei

    Our people has just it.Get to work and bring those who think get rich quick to justice. It was an overdue implementation in SPLM/A. Put the Hyenas of southern Sudan to jail or fifteen years to life in prison. It was a crime and they need to be presecuted to the fullest of the law. Congratulation Pesident Salva Kiir Mayardit for job well done.

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    • 23 August 2009 07:38, by Maruon Ayiei

      We don’t drink beer at night in the Mosque in southern Sudan. We are not crazy to put SPLM-DC into power. What do they know about the struggle of the people of southern sudan? None, and that will never lead them into power in the south. It is better to have a corrupted leaders than to have a single triator. We will deal with corruption well better then an insurgent feed by NCP. The time for lies in Sudan is narrowing and you people better come up with different ideas or just the truth. We tweet and blog every day around the globe. Stop lying because ain’t ganna help out to win our heart in the south.

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  • 23 August 2009 07:30, by Kur

    We are moving toward credible system in which check and balance against corrupt officials is working well.Those tasked with fighting corruption must know that we are going to watch them very closely. We want transparent system not like the NIF system, where the national resources are run by part agents. South Sudan must be a model of a free society, where corruption is not practised.

    We know that must of the corrupt officials were hired by the NIF to destroy financial system in South Sudan, but soon will find and send them away to jail.

    Kur

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    • 23 August 2009 07:39, by peemoney

      yo oshay , listen stat de fuck away from spla affair nobody need u . dont waste ur time write everydays , u lookin really stupid rigth now , u fuckin arab, i dont kno wat u try to defend, i never like arab and if i have to see u today or next day we i,ll be able to answer dat sucker

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      • 23 August 2009 08:11, by Abuk D- Nhial

        That’s alright to have an Ani-corruption body.

        What I would like to say is this, set thief to catch thief.

        Number 2, A law should be signed that if any member from Anti-corruption body involves in bribery and caught, he should immediately be prescuted whether the head of commission.

        Number 3 enjoy the fruit of oneness and feeling of "I can do.

        Thanks.
        Awuok_nguan.

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      • 23 August 2009 08:32, by William Okuch

        Four years have passed since Salva Kiir become the president of the GOSS and SPLM.
        In those four years, the money suppose to be used to build medical clinic to heal our blind, deaf, wounded and sicks to build school to combat illiteracy has benefited the group of Salva Kiir.

        In those four years, southern tribes who once exchanged marriages and live peacefully side by side before the war and during the war were turned to hate each other that resulted into chronic hostility going on now in the south.

        During those four good years of Salva Kiir leadership and his group, SPLA in uniform become enemy to their own citizen who deserve their protection and defend forcing many southerners to seek security in the North.

        During four years, SPLM/GOSS continue recruting their close friends and relatives to high position without suitibility and qualification to perform national task to benefit the grass roots.
        Four years have passed and we witnesse SPLM becoming separatists threatening for unilateral declaration of the south independence leaving our comrades who fought side by side with us in vulnerability to Khartoum regime.

        But after the birth of the corrective movement known today as SPLM-DC, we hear today Salva Kiir and his group become to have ears listen to screaming voice from starvation due to destitution caused by Salva Kiir leaderhip.

        No Salva and Pagan, it is too late after all these irreparable demanges you have caused to the people of the New Sudan.
        If you really want change, resign now and give chance to other fresh leaders who know the areas of errors because your eyes are full too of dirty that will not allow you to see well as Lord says, "clean your own eyes first to be cleaned so that you could see the dirty of your brother eyes."
        Go home and rest. You have no experience and qualification to lead and we the Southerners were very moderate to try you when we entruthed you with this most higly blessed position of presidency after death of our hero Dr. John Garng. But you have shown not only your administrative weakness, but you have showed us that you are willing to divide and destroy the Southerners and betray our friends from marginalized areas. That is enough for yu. Go home peacefully.

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        • 24 August 2009 04:53, by simon chot deng

          that is true four years passed your country still under develope salva kiir sale all the clinic that were brought by
          foreign to develop our country with, mr pesident sale them out for his own benefit,what I realise salva work for NCP not for south sudan as he always solve the darfur problem and leave his own goss in crisis and corrution,mr william if you donot elect other president south will not develop in the hand of care away president
          and thank

          put God ahead you will do well

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  • 23 August 2009 09:41, by Biliu

    Our state is really being a model for transparency in Anti-corruption war, such a step of empowering the committee will allow them to achieve more tasks entrusted to them by our state government, I strongly urge the South Government to extend their jurisdictions so that corruption will be engulfed by all means!

    To the wishful thinkers like Oshay and members of what so called SPLM-DC. negative criticism will lead you nowhere except to the exit door to your failure, we, the southerners are more aware now than ever, please stop trading on our sufferings and emotions, those are not vital business any more, your chairperson and your founder Dr. Lam is well-known as a political scavenger, who betrayed the southerners long ago and repeatedly for some minor political benefits, SPLM is not a work of God to be perfect or without blemish, but it’s working hard now to identify and eliminate corruption from roots, mercenaries are not replacement for the SPLM, while scavenging in Khartoum in the name of SPLM reformer movement, can you name a single organization fighting publicly corruption in the north?!!, I bet you won’t!!. to hell with SPLM-DC, the rightful son of the NCP, referring to what Dr and Mister Scavenger Lam Akol stated in Al-jazeera TV.Ch “ I don’t stain the tray I’ve been feeding on for such a long time” he was referring to NCP, shame on you SPLM-DC.

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  • 23 August 2009 09:49, by Angelo D.

    That is what we want, it is the first step toward fighting the corruption in south Sudan. We want the department of Anti - Corruption Commission to be empowered to prosecutes those who are looting the public funds without doubts. There is disturbing demanded that the chairperson of Anti - Corruption Commission is demanding at her first public appearance is not interesting the people of southern Sudan as she stated that she want her Staffs to enjoy, “privileges such as accommodation, medical cover, entertainment, domestic help allowances, travel allowances and security protection for the Heads and top management staff”. Some demands are acceptable and some are worse of public resources.

    Dr. Pauline Riak, people appreciated your highly well educated background, but you gotta understand that the Goss is four years semi - autonomous government. Demanding all this allowances at the same time without analysis your proposals at the first place is casting doubt in your administration Dr. Pauline Riak.

    The privileges like for accommodation and travel allowance and medical cover and would be acceptable and for your safety, you need security protection to protect you on the ground, because there are people who are going to start hating you when you start booking them in to face legal system. But for your claims like, entertainment, domestic help allowances things. Please, you need to revised your words back little a bit MOM. Are you here delivering services to the marginalized people of southern Sudan or having amazing luxury time?

    There are teachers and Doctors that don’t even get their salaries for couple of months in south Sudan, and you are demanding such surprised allowances. Those allowances can be used for salary of five to ten people in the south Sudan by doing that, you have create Job opportunity in your department. In Juba there alone, there are university graduates who are roaming through the street in juba looking for jobs and they can not find no job because ministries are collecting more allowances apart from their own salary, is this fair my people?. What we southerners see is that, this ministries are not there for us, they are there for themselves and their own interest.

    By, Angelo D.

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    • 23 August 2009 10:06, by john matim arec

      The country should not be rule without laws. The government of southern sudan should make sure that all the corrupt people and criminal people should be brought into justice. If anyone is found corrupt the anti corruption board can deal with that situation . Also the government of southern sudan should provide good advocacy to her people and protect. Anyone who is not follows the rules and the procedures the rope will be on his or her neck.

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      • 23 August 2009 10:26, by junub

        Aw!

        What a middle finger ma’am? Can someone please helped me out here if I’m right I saw her middle fingering. I just don’t know but is she really middle-fingering with her left hand. Hope her middle fingering isn’t one of her tools of fighting the corruptions in GoSS government. Wow! What lady really to speak.

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        • 23 August 2009 11:10, by john matim arec

          To all my friends and colleagues you are highly invited to come and attend the graduation ceremony of mr Pourec maker mabor at Doonside Community hall centre. The ceremony was attended by elders, youth, and women . He was been honour with bachelor of medical science in NEW SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY (NSWU). It was very delightful day to all youth and elders and women of Rumbek Community in Australia. We would like to encourage our young generation to continue with their study . Some were graduated in last 6 months ago. There are around 50 student attending University and some are attending college and high school. Hopefully in other months to come we will going to make other graduation like today. Rumbek community is the big Community in Australia. And this is the message to fellow youth of southern sudan in general.

          and thank
          John matim Arec living in Australia study Bachelor of Education in Community welfare.

          it can be reach at johnmatimarec@yahoo.com

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          • 23 August 2009 14:25, by mathem jech amer

            John rec

            Please stay away with your rotten English. People obtaining Bachelor Degree with no good command in English. How can you depend it if you happen to attend an interview down here in Sudan.

            Please come back home, well written and spoken English is found back home here.

            Mathem Jech Amer, leader of JADEIT movement.

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          • 23 August 2009 16:55, by Takpiny

            Dear john matim arec

            Thank you for your invited all your friends and colleagues to attend the graduation ceremony of mr Pourec maker mabor .that is really good news we need graduate people for all fields as I believe education is only thing can minimize or even eliminated tribalism in our societies.

            For your information, there is different between mine and our even in your dialect. Sudan tribune not Rumbek community website to used it for local invitation messages .The article is about corruption and not about graduation .

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      • 23 August 2009 10:43, by junub

        Aw! What a lady really? Can someone please helped me out here with what my eyes are claimed to have seen. It does seem to me likes she is middle fingering. Please do not ask me but answer me because I don’t know whether I really seen what other may have seen as well. Whew! What a good middle finger ma’am. Hope that is not the hold tool you might have to fight corruptions with in the GoSS. To your advice madam, ma’am, please do try to behave your gesture and postures.

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        • 23 August 2009 12:48, by Abuk D- Nhial

          Many more ample thanks goes to Puourach Maker Mabor Riak to hear that he had completed his Bachelor of medical science award.

          This’s the very boy I talked of being,a tolerant,wise,humble and famous educated Sudanese boy I had ever seen in Lake-state.
          Mabor Riak,you are welcome to the best sedentary achievement in Sudan.
          Note: be an SPLM member now as your dad was.

          I believe SPLM is not struggling for Oligarchy nor Monachy but she is truggling for Democracy.

          To Kiir, We want leadership from Lakes state,because the degradation of lakestates leaders from higher ranks to lower level may decrease your value if not changed.

          We are more in appearance and capable to say what and do what for the promotion of adequate succusful future betterment in South Sudan as well.

          Once more thank Puorach and Matim Rec for anouncing the news But I won’t attend the celbration because of my long way from Chicago.As some one claimed last time,
          the young Southern Leaders are: Juma Jawuk,Puourach Maker,Maluach Madit,Ramba,Akol Lia Mager and Abuk D. Nhial.

          Finally Above Junub must to know that his repeated parable is baseless because all commentators begining from Kur down ward are all correct with exception of William .

          Thanks.

          Awuok_nguan.

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          • 23 August 2009 15:30, by Hillary B.M.L,M

            I Just want to ask this Question, who is the Moderator of this Website? I asked this because closely i realized that he is partial in deleting comments.

            If for some days he continue to do so, sure some thing will happen.

            IT WARN.

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          • 23 August 2009 15:45, by Takpiny

            GOSS always point it fingers to NCP of being behind tribal conflicts in south Sudan that is find and who they will be blame of corruption existing for almost 5 years now without rules had been establish to protect public founds of being misuse by those self pointed government officials.

            This anti corruption commission will not success because Kiir Mayardit himself has a big role for corruption as he relieved government officials had been accused of corruption from ministry to another instead to send them to prison .

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        • 23 August 2009 17:36, by Takpiny

          Junub

          Nothing to do with lady middle finger look like, pay attention to what she is talking about that is a important thing to comment to let other commentors know your view .

          No link between what happened with her middle finger and her position

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        • 25 August 2009 00:20, by kuminyandi

          Duuuude!! get over it. She is not flicking out anybody. Just get over it "seriously" Dude!

          Kumi.

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  • 23 August 2009 16:26, by kanisio

    I appreciated this positive step which is supposed to be taken earlier as one of your policies for progressing and prosperity of the country. I do think money is not the only stimulation for efficiency of work but we need to defined and provide the best solution and alternative e.g. training, management abilities, handling of work, strategy, even consultation, and so forth. I always wish for South Sudan the best with optimization, we cannot continuou criticize and pessimism but we need to give and contribute what we have as well as south not the country of one person. Conclusion it’s time we shall believe in unity and start develop South Sudan. Let’s not look back and into the demerits of people.
    God Bless South Sudan

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  • 23 August 2009 18:02, by James Okuk Solomon

    I doubt whether this Jamaican lady called Dr. Pauline who has been married to a South Sudanese from Bahar El Ghazal called Riak, will change anything as far as corruption is concerned in Southern Sudan. The good change she will make is to increase her title weight, salaries and other privileges so that she can drive the most luxurious car and enable here family to live in a very expensive luxurious house abroad.

    This lady is so good at writing excellent proposals but too coward when it comes to implementation. She is excellent at lobbying for funds only and I may doubt her success in GoSS Anti-Corruption Commission. I do not know where I can be interpreted as a bias opinion writer here but I think this is what understands sincerely about this Jamaican.

    Why I doubt here, is that she has not been pushing so hard for the Anti-corruption Bill (which include Anti-tribalism law) to be enacted into law. Up to now no code of law against corruption in Southern Sudan has been seen on the real ground.

    Thus, in my opinion, Dr. Pauline should have waited for the Anti-corruption law to be codified first before she rush with full speed to increase her money, especially at this stage where Southern Sudan is suffering from budget deficits.

    Imagine how many medical doctors and teachers remains working in Southern Sudan today without being paid their due salaries for months while Dr. Pauline Riak shamelessly asks for increase of her luxury and extravagancy?

    How my dear Motherland of South Sudan, I pity your so-called leaders because they are only much concerned about their selfish needs and not the needs of the common people who suffer day and night in big numbers from lack of good income while their resources are being wasted.

    In the case of the collapsing SPLM-led Goss today, it seems that every leader or an authority is for himself/herself and only God is left to be for all. Until I see actions speaking louder than words, I will never stop doubting and will keep my tears flowing because I know that not all that glitters is gold to be valued!!!

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    • 23 August 2009 20:40, by Sunlight

      Borther James Okuk,

      If I have read your comment earlier, I would have never posted anything for today because you have said my mind.

      Anticorrution commission is nothing but another organized port of corruption. I reall pity those euphoric poor Souterners who still think that anything good could come from this sinking tribal system in Juba. But for me and thoghtful people like you, we are convinced that the current SPLM leadership has nothing to offer to our people. and their continuation in the government is our doom and disaster.

      God bless you

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      • 24 August 2009 11:58, by Whortti Bor Manza

        Shame on you medieval politicians and logged headed leaders in the so called GoSS council of ministers. Of course we know who Dr. Pauline is, and why she was appointed in the first place. What are her programs for fighting and eliminating corruption? What is the correlation between upgrading the anti corruption commission and the real plans put forward by the commission for combatting corruption? I think Salva Kiir and his henchmen are making a mokery of fighting corruption. Nothing will be achieved by this. Southern Sudanese should reject this deceiptful act at all cost. Salva Kiir and Riak Machar, may both of you go to hell.

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  • 24 August 2009 17:23, by Reanyou

    I thinks, that is right place to start since Anti-viruse known us Anti-Corruption Commission Deputy C.Person to be sack since they seem to be not seeing anything, Becuase I wonder, with the big corruption going on and they don’t see, now let start with them so that they can also see the other dogs running around with the bones.
    I suggest not only dismissal but more fully arrest her. I mean I arest,arest,arest.

    Well done go a head.

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    • 25 August 2009 17:48, by Makol Dhal

      yeah good move but the corruption is not so bitter like converted marko,William,Martin,Luka,etc to become Oshay,Busta Mahmed Ibrahim etc in tneir fourty years of age just to get rich.what sort of corroption is that!These days we have all counties roads network completed in four years time. which never happen before and many others.people have had turn political wars into very bad noise of corr----------- uption.I can see in between the lines this language as another installion purpose to confusion people of South Sudan.

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