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Unity state governor: I am ready to fight corruption

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July 10, 2012 (BENTIU) – The Unity State governor, Taban Deng, has called on his cabinet to fight corruption during a briefing at the state anti-corruption commission on Saturday.

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Unity state governor, Taban Deng Gai in Bentiu, Unity state, April 5, 2012 (ST)

He instructed government officials from scales 1-5 to publicly report their assets in declaration forms.

Recently South Sudan president Salva Kiir wrote to 75 government officials suspected of embezzling a total of US$4 billion over the past seven years. Deng welcomed Kiir’s announcement.

Unity State officials were amongst those suspected of involvement in a grain scandal which accounts for the majority of the embezzled funds.

Deng said in his address at the workshop organised by the state anti-corruption commission in Bentiu, that the ministers who were failing to reduce corruption in the state should act more creatively. He added that there are a number of public servants who live in Juba, neglecting their working duties in the state. Deng urged ministers to report those not fulfilling their duties.

“I implore every participant to offer his or her contributions on how best we can meet the challenges of corruption in our societies,” Deng added.

The Unity State secretary of South Sudan opposition party - the African National Congress of South Sudan said that the government must reveal the names of those involved in the grain scandal to prove its transparency to the nation’s people.

South Sudan’s civil society alliance group presented a document demanding the President reveal the names of those 75 officials to be prosecuted, currently to no avail.

(ST)

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  • 11 July 2012 07:15, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear Mr. Governor
    You’re the first corrupt governor among governors .currently you have a private helicopter and so many companies in Unity state.Hahahahahah to cheat a full isn’t a sin .

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    • 11 July 2012 07:37, by omoni jr.

      walk like dog,eat like dog,quak like dog,and is exactly a dog...

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      • 11 July 2012 09:07, by Jeti

        Omoni Jr.

        And you, your mum, dad, sisters and brothers were enslaved like dogs, fucked like dogs.
        Shameless creature!

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      • 11 July 2012 09:52, by katnyokarieu

        S.sudanese the game of corruption in the RSS is like conversation between two cataract person and two fleap leap person telling one anthoer that my cataract is better than urs, mr. taban thought junior officer re more corrupt than him anyway let overcome this regime Of kiir kuethpiny Nyol.since the son like the father like the son.

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    • 11 July 2012 14:30, by onego

      You are not ready to fight corruption but ready to face justice, Cde. Where is Unity State oil revenue share (2%) that was allocated for development? What have you done with it in Unity State? Please bring back all the people that you have killed in Mayom, Rubkona, Mayiandit Leer and Biemnhom leave alone those who negligently died of Hunger and water related diseases.

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    • 11 July 2012 21:41, by inurfaze

      No need to say dear or Mr. To this thief, he doesn’t need to be addressed in any respectful manner! He is the commander in chief and chief of staff and the very person who started corrupted activities in training center of tharpham, Itang and Gambella, by selling the food of the starving soldiers in the front line, he even traded with with tons of food items. Bought trucks in Kenya and Uganda. Lol

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  • 11 July 2012 07:25, by Don P

    If pigs could fly...

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  • 11 July 2012 08:12, by master

    to fight what?
    Your self,your friends,your relatives
    i swear u r big liar

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    • 11 July 2012 09:43, by katnyokarieu

      Corruption in s.sudan is become like a fantastic song ,even if u don,t know it well u guest to grabe same point, anyway it is a corrupt junior officer fooling a corrupt senior officer. If iwere mr.Taban Deang Gai iwuold not talk of corrupt becozs i may gamble over speech and bite my tongue, or mr. Taban dictionary define the word corruption?

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  • 11 July 2012 09:41, by Mr Equal

    Ha ha ha ha ha hahahaha;that is so funny. That is old style mr gorvernor.Everybody sure that you had recieved Kirr letter. Just try to answer Kirr’s letter please.

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  • 11 July 2012 10:35, by Chi Jguel

    Hello governor, did you meant it? ok go a head we will see

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  • 11 July 2012 14:11, by onego

    Fighting corruption in the developing world is like saying democracy,democracy.........the common word sung by all dictators and corrupt leaders globally. Its very great shame on Cde. Taban to pronounce such a word (fighting corruption). Its like when you are alcoholic addicted You don’t talk of its control and the like. Who is then corrupt in Bentiu? No, only you, Cde.

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  • 11 July 2012 21:46, by Gatluak Reat Tor

    Taban Deng is the most corrupted Nuer ever. he should be the last to decry corruption. its now him pretending to be a corrupt-free when his records show otherwise.
    this guy should be jailed. he embezzled huge sums of money

    Im Gatluak Reat Tor

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  • 12 July 2012 00:45, by Mayar

    Corruption is a big problem right now in S. Suda, and almost every corrupted official are the first to talk about corruption and how they gonna fight corruption.. It doesn’t make sense to me, period!! How could a corruptent stop corruption??? they more the talk about corruption and get praise like they doing something, they more the going to loot more!!

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  • 12 July 2012 05:48, by Odingo

    Shame on you ya Taban Deng Gai and shut up your mouth or I will shut it up. You are the one of 75 thieves who stole foods money that should be given to people who have been died of hunger all across the country.whom are you trying blind fool. President Kiir is not gonna forgive u at this time whether u give him ur wife or not.By the way majority of people died of hunger are from Warap State.

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    • 12 July 2012 06:03, by katnyokarieu

      Odongo, what u re doing is also corruption, abusing wives of Taban who is innocent. Taban is a nuer descendend ,he have adorpt that greedy of nuer in food.

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      • 12 July 2012 06:48, by Dut Monybor

        Mr Governor Taban go a head with your plan to fight corruption in unity state .God of south Sudan will bless you if you do so and i think other Governors will learn from you .

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        • 12 July 2012 23:33, by NgorKur Mayol Chier

          I am about now to loss my hope in Taban’s Leadership as the state governor. Why? The man keep repeating the same shit that he has been talking about for number of years. To my experience,I think corruption will not stop in Unity State, until when the Dinka man or woman became a governor for this state. Otherwise, the so called corruption will never disappeared itself without justices is being play

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