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February 20, 2012 (JUBA) — In an attempt to compensate the loss of oil revenue, South Sudan on Monday announced cutting into half non salary government spending, a month after shutting oil production.

After accusing Khartoum of confiscating some 6 million barrels, South Sudan decided to halt the production of its oil which represents 98% of its revenue. Talks over oil transit prices between the two parties are deadlocked but the African mediator announced its resumption this week.

The South Sudanese government made the statement days after the approval by the Council of Ministers on 17 February 2012, of an initial set of austerity measures authorising immediate reduction of government expenditures.

In an official release extended to Sudan Tribune on Monday, Kosti Manibe, minister of Finance and Economic Planning, explained that council approved cutting non salary expenditure into 50%; and a minimal reduction to block transfers (unconditional monthly grants) to States.

The measures will be effective upon signing by the President.

"The cabinet also approved that the salaries of all public employees be protected and that it will review the country’s priorities in order to meet proposed targets. The cutbacks are effective immediately and will ensure that the necessary funds are available for the continued operation of the government and security forces," reads part of the release.

Kosti stressed that the austerity measures will not affect the salaries of civil servants.

He also said his Ministry was intensifying efforts to increase collection of non-oil revenue and increased compliance with the existing Business Profits Tax, Excise Tax, and Personal Income Tax, the Ministry aims to triple non-oil revenue collection within six months.

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  • 21 February 2012 07:17, by Kurnyel

    There should be no cover up this Taxs must be done to all minsters and others share holders, plus senior army officers, beacuse the Oil was not benfiting all South Sudanese only Riak Machar, Matip, Hos Mai, Kiir Mathok, Majak Agot.

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    • 21 February 2012 07:36, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      There is a big suspicious going on in our well located intelligency agences that Riek Machar puot nyuon[teny dhurgon is a name of his grandfather witchcraft] is hind insecurety in the south to sabotage the leadership of long serving SPLA/M second strongman who never rebelled against SPLA/M, LT G
      If this proved reall? than the arrest warranty will be issue soon,
      thank you all God bless RSS peop

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      • 21 February 2012 07:51, by Marolditapei

        GEORGE BULLSHIT,
        YOU ARE RIGHT BECAUSE THOSE TRAITORS LUAL ACHUEK, ABEL PLUS OTHER 13 TRAITORS IN THE SOUTH ARE REALLY TOO GREEDY.DON’T FORGET THAT KUOL MANYANG IS ONE OF THE TRAITORS TOO AS WELL AS DENG ATHORBEI. THEY LOOT ALL THE MONEY MAN

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        • 21 February 2012 14:00, by SSLA/M Supporter

          This regime of SPLA/M thieves is in the verge of collapse believe it or not!!Sudan government shouldn’t allow the SPLA/M mafia to resume the oil export via its territory for at least another 5 month and people RSS will come out kick those SPLA/M thieves out of the power! Shame of the SPLA/M thieves who don’t love or care about the country and its people! down down SPLA/M long live RSS,Godisgreat!

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      • 21 February 2012 09:26, by Majok Ayangdit

        Mr. Dinka Dominant, please stop talking of leaders, we were talking of National matters but there you go retarding people from the best topic, taking citizens back to tribal and your goddamned filthy habits of posting comments every time. can you refrain from those habits they won’t take you anywhere, there are times you can say those words, a good senior army officer should lead by example.

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      • 22 February 2012 10:48, by South Dengjok

        shite and sorry for your madness,
        you guys you complaint and talk about Riek Machar,don,t you know that if de Riek machar Resight from this Goverment even You ,you can go back to Uganda and Kenya where you hide your self looting the money for de goverment and eating chapati,plz don,t talk always about Riek Machar ,is de backborn of this Goverment, is stearing of all dinka
        and fuck you very much!

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    • 21 February 2012 08:37, by John Juma DC

      Dear never think of any names in ur head/mind is influence in looting citizens money, never again speak of Majak Agot becoz shut down oil was only benefiting the Nuers in unity becoz 2% to the landowners and some corrupted persons like Mathok who like where is there money and not knowing hw to make money.

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  • 21 February 2012 07:19, by backtoschool

    the deduction should cross border for the following focal points army,Police,prison,wildlife fire brigade, those are ready for the are defending of our country.

    personal in text should go to south Sudanese working with the non governmental agencies only.??????????????????????????????

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    • 21 February 2012 13:59, by Loko El Pollo

      WHOEVER DEDUCT FROM MY MONTHLY BASE PAY WILL FALL INTO THE NILE AND GETS SWALLOW BY CROCODILE.I WAS NOT CONVINCED WITH ABRUPT HALTAGE OF OIL BECAUSE THE MONEY TO THE HAND OF THE FEW,THEN WHY WOULD WE JUST RIDE IT OUT WITH ARABS,INSTEAD WE SUFFER IN THE OF OUR BROTHERS WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS BAD FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

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  • 21 February 2012 07:25, by George Bol

    Our SPLA has been doing their job ever since before we have no money. Without SPLM/A and DR John Garang ability to maintain the capabilities, we would have not talk about money now.SPLM vision is always a long-run and that is why we get paid at the moment. Before,we know nothing about oil money. The North has been sharing oil money with traitors and Khartoum brief cases-militia.

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    • 21 February 2012 07:32, by Kurnyel

      Mr George Bul your comeent mean nothing to be understood, you mean Garang vision is still alive? if yes, hahaha what a jok.

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      • 21 February 2012 07:38, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        There is a big suspicious going on in our well located intelligency agences that Riek Machar puot nyuon[teny dhurgon is a name of his grandfather witchcraft] is hind insecurety in the south to sabotage the leadership of long serving SPLA/M second strongman who never rebelled against SPLA/M, LT G
        If this proved reall? than the arrest warranty will be issue soon,
        thank you all God bless RSS peop

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        • 21 February 2012 07:50, by Marolditapei

          DRUNKARD MANGOOR,
          DON’T FUCKEN TALK AGAINST HIGHLY RESPECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL. IF YOU ARE ISSUING WARRANTIES AS A RESULT OF DECEPTIVE ILLUSION FOR HEAVY DRINKING, RETAIN IT TO YOURSELF ALONE, FOOL. IT WILL NOT HELP YOU TO TALK SHIT RATHER THAN JUST KEEPING LIKE A REAL DINKA. ARE YOU MAD BECAUSE YOU WANT THE CORRUPTION TO CONTINUE? FAKE DRUNKARD AND STUPID FELLOW. WE NGOK DON’T ENTERTAIN NONSENS

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    • 21 February 2012 07:43, by Marolditapei

      GEORGE BULLSHIT,
      YOU ARE RIGHT BECAUSE THOSE TRAITORS LUAL ACHUEK, ABEL PLUS OTHER 13 TRAITORS IN THE SOUTH ARE REALLY TOO GREEDY.DON’T FORGET THAT KUOL MANYANG IS ONE OF THE TRAITORS TOO AS WELL AS DENG ATHORBEI. THEY LOOT ALL THE MONEY MAN

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      • 21 February 2012 07:56, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        When we combined our attack from Bahr el Ghazal and Dinka Bor, against conspiracy, we made nyagateen run to their safe heaven Khartoum,

        Not only we made them languishing but we made them cooked their children and eat them,

        We also vanished their evil gods e.g. nguondeng and wury nyang,
        We made the surrendered to us, some of them are now with our amnesty, it is anguish in their blood now,

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        • 22 February 2012 11:02, by South Dengjok

          you guy ,i think you are un educated, because what you said can not be say by educated person and Open minded, more over, you are new in south sudan here that is why you talk about defeating of Nuer,Don,t you know what happen in 1991? and don,t you know that, Nuer are de husband of dinka ,if you don,t know ,ask your friends and they will tell you
          and thank you for your madness.
          fuck u for ever

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  • 21 February 2012 07:40, by Observer

    Why not take back all the vehicles from those working in government departments who do not need a vehicles for them to do their job and sell these. It seems in Juba that if you work in any government job you get a vehicle.
    Why not be serious about cleaning up the payrolls to get rid of all those ghost workers.
    If ghost workers still appear fine the DG the equivalent of the paid fraud salaries

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  • 21 February 2012 08:30, by John Juma DC

    Thanks for triple thinking, please there is no need to favor other ministries all shld be the same, what is the use Silva Mathok ’s order regard on no citizens documentations in the country? that can bring this nation more money then down cutting citizens salaries which sometime earn after a month. u think of government officials in the hotels accommodated since Anthony Akuien was a minister.

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  • 21 February 2012 08:59, by manyang mawech

    What was on mind of Dr.Dictator during liberation of fired his deputies in movement? kerben kuanyin bol, Rok Thon and many more:at last, almost fired current president if there was no riek on that time then thing could look different now.

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    • 21 February 2012 09:36, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Ahahaha you are really a fake and you when to fake things out of blue, what a wonderfull boy?

      ’If there was no riek puot nyuon things would ve gone wrong’ ahahah ahahaha what has he did to make things stayed together?

      Who is now in our amnesty? it is riek machar puot nyuon [teny dhurgon is a name of his grandfather witchcraft]
      All nuer nyagateen are under our amnesty except jamse Moi Hoth,

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      • 21 February 2012 09:49, by manyang mawech

        Juba Declaration is/was not amnesty of any body bro.amnesty was made for Athor Deng who was half Dinka and half Nuer so no Nuer was given amnesty in south. I like Dinka but not u and damn bol whose town was burned to ash by Murle and no retalation yet. Wake up man.

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      • 21 February 2012 09:49, by Ruach

        Mangoor Malual-Aguengbeer!!Your madness make u become canival and I heard that you were caught by police in Uk yesterday.Now u turn ur hates towards honored pple.Who is God?God is Raan/Naath/Nuer who is so powerful and is holy.There is no amnesty given rather the wrong bald vision and dead man who died with his wrong visions was just following Riek ’s foot steps.Unless u are mad,u ’ll never believ

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    • 21 February 2012 09:41, by Ruach

      Hey Manyang.Do really bother of what is said b stupid Mangoor?He is mad under drug abuses.I know ur intelligence because u were a soldier at Kobe-Gidim in 1997 u had ur nephew at Kobe-Gidim called Gar-Nyagak.Don’t even bother of stupid Mangoor and George Athor being influenced by alcohol.They are mad!

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      • 21 February 2012 14:21, by Loko El Pollo

        MANYANG WAS THERE NOT TO FULFILL HIS DUTIES OF BEING A SOLDIER,HIS PRESENT WAS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY WERE SUPPLIED WITH FREE BEANS,MAIZE AND A LOT OF OILS.NUER LIBRATED THE YAMBION FOREST FROM RAINS.ONLY TO CUT DOWN THE TEAKS TREES AND SELL THE LOGS IN GULU.

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        • 21 February 2012 15:18, by Ruach

          He is 100% better than u & Mangoor Malual Aguenber known for canivalisms.Shame on u poor children from Canival families called Malual Aguengber.Who is going to deny your canivalisms known?I wonder whether I wlll buy a land in the new City inhabited by canivals!!

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  • 21 February 2012 14:37, by nyantung

    That is a good move.

    Here are additional ways to economize on funds.

    - Auction off all V8s and landcruisers (international NGOs that are awash in cash will pay good prices). Replace them with fuel efficient compact cars (as in Bostwana).

    - Auction off all privately held residences that were purchased or built from money whose legitimate source(s) cannot be traced.

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    • 21 February 2012 14:42, by nyantung

      - Fully eliminate travel allowances & hotel fees to the children of the elite/powerbrokers (who come from as far as Australia & many times it is not clear what they are doing, productivity-wise in South Sudan, other than partying, club-hopping, &/or attending beauty pageants)

      - Tax tax TAX hotels (no more breaks)

      - Massively fine/tax illicit behaviors (there’s lots of that in Juba

      Nyantung Ahang

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  • 21 February 2012 15:09, by nyantung

    - Drastically reduce per diems (allowances for traveling abroad for workshops and other lavish, generally non-productive adventures)

    - Re-deploy redundant staff to the private sector (that may require foreign business owners to up their employment of locals, via quota or other mechanisms and may require re-negotiation of any contrary Bilateral Investment Agreements (aka BITS)

    more to come....

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  • 21 February 2012 15:11, by nyantung

    You guys who sit here and engage in name-calling and other petty engagements - you are an embarrassment (I ask my students to read SudanTribune from time to time). Can you give S. Sudan a better face, for Christ’s sake?

    Nyantung Ahang Beny

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  • 21 February 2012 21:22, by nyantung

    Did I, a mere woman, shut down this conversation among deranged men? Oops, I did it again.....

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  • 21 February 2012 21:27, by nyantung

    To continue:

    - Set up institutional and collective (not individual) structures to monitor the flow of funds into and out of South Sudan’s financial coffers

    - Disavow/penalize conspicuous consumption by governmental elites (after all, dust goes to dust, so what is a Gucci bag in the grand scheme of things).

    - Support the sons and daughters who genuinely have SOUTH SUDAN AT HEART

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  • 21 February 2012 21:30, by nyantung

    To continue:

    - Allow the elected (not appointed) members of Parliament to address their constituents’ concerns (that is, "WHAT ARE OUR REPRESENTATIVES DOING ON OUR BEHALF?")

    - Let the aforementioned do their work as servants of the public and allow them to take to task those who have breached the implicit "social contract" entered into by S. Sudan’s Mothers and Fathers who died "for the cause"

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  • 23 February 2012 10:54, by Nguech Ghai

    The economic systems are not born or cultivated like grains,but its the self actualised structure of govenment that frame some policies which define the resources in and outside the country in relation to the steps of intra-agenies of the economy and legitimacy of the government. However, the wishes regarded the independence of newly country will be determine best in the review constitution (RSS).

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