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Kiir orders limited foreign travel for officials


March 31, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on Friday issued a presidential order, limiting the number of officials who travel abroad.

This comes as South Sudan begins implementing austerity measures imposed by the government following the shutdown of oil production, which used to generate 98% of young country’s annual budget.

Frequent foreign travel by government officials has been a source of depleting.

According to Kiir’s order, all presidential advisors, ministers, deputy ministers and state governors are banned from traveling with more than two officials or aides from their respective institutions.

In particular office managers and private secretaries of the said officials are banned from traveling with their bosses and should always remain in the offices.

South Sudan’s President also instructed the above mentioned constitutional post holders not to enter into international or regional agreements without the approval from the Council of Ministers.

The order came into effect on 29 March 2012.


South Sudan’s Presidential Affairs Minister Deng Alor, has just concluded a three-day tip to Luanda where he met with Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and delivered a message from his country’s leader Salva Kiir Mayardit on bilateral ties.

Alor told reporters on Friday that South Sudan hopes to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various sectors.

He said that his country is interested in developing cooperation in the areas of defence, security and mining.


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  • 31 March 2012 09:18, by Ruach

    All officials shouldn’t travel outside.That is the way to loot the money

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  • 31 March 2012 09:42, by philipdit wol

    Well, done mr Kiir H.E We wish to miximise the rate of austerity since we are a new born nation. we need to speed up with Education system, Developmental system and financial stability in the place keep that spirit.

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  • 31 March 2012 10:13, by Nuer

    Include yourself into the list your Excellency, u, and your National Spker always travel abroad with hug armies, so who do think will listen to your meaningless order, u first must abide with gvt polices than the rest will easily follow the route. Those hug armies the so call ambassadors, shld received gvt officials and serve them outside SS, so no need 2 compny them by thr subordinates.

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  • 31 March 2012 10:39, by viper

    Too late mr president. Your looters have been busy since 2006 enjoying honeymoons in foreign countries with the properties of our pple and you were keeping silent. The only wayout for you and your SPLM thugs/looters is to go in a vote of NO confidence against SPLM that will soon be carried out against you by the pple of S. Sudan

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  • 31 March 2012 14:12, by Mike Mike

    Telling of such an important promise by a mature person and later not implemented can’t let one be respected. Kiir have passed so many messages to the people and no thing has came out of his promises.South Sudan can’t be rule by telling baseless lies to the people all the time,we need leader who can’t lied to his people.Those gvt officials are not even skillful to improve any thing in public life.

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  • 31 March 2012 19:53, by somebody are Tonj

    Good move by Kiir, officials should simply remain in their state offices and in the capital. It will also lighten pressure on our budget. Officials should feel more of a responsibility and affiliation to the country rather than moving around constantly and meaninglessly, deviating from their actual jobs.

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