Home | News    Wednesday 7 November 2012

Warrap parliament passes $60m 2011/12 budget


November 7, 2012 (JUBA) - The parliament of South Sudan’s of Warrap State voted unanimously to pass a budget amounting to around US$60 million for 2012 and 2013 on Monday, in which capital expenditure has been drastically cut, according to legislators and senior government officials.

PNG - 26.3 kb
Warrap State in red. Contested Abyei region in pink.

Moses Madot Dut Deng, Speaker of the Warrap State Legislative Assembly told Sudan Tribune that he commended MPs for passing the budget in its “entirety”, describing the endorsement of the budget “a demonstration of good judgment and sense of responsibility and living up to obligation for which members were elected by the electorates”.

“The members voted with true sense of responsibility. They debated the budget from the time it was presented to the passage without unified reservations and constructive observation. The members showed exceptional leadership”, Speaker Deng said on Tuesday.

The budget amounts to 183,071,481 South Sudanese pound (SSP).

Ariec Mayar Ariec, Deputy Chairperson of Information and Public Relations in the Warrap State parliament said Tuesday that most of the budget (150,899,583 SSP) was allocated to pay the salaries of government employees, followed by operational costs (17,039,352 SSP).

The legislator attributed the cut to development spending to austerity measures imposed by the central government in Juba. South Sudan embarked on an austerity programme, since and oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan, with Juba accusing Khartoum of confiscating oil entitlements worth around US$815m.

This led to South Sudan Juba stopping oil production in January, thus loosing 98% of state revenue just six months in to its independence.

However, after a cooperation deal in September, the transit of South Sudanese crude through Sudan is due to resume in the next few weeks, according to officials in both countries.

Under the African Union-mediated deal, South Sudan will pay between $9.10 and $11.00 for every barrel exported, as well as pay Khartoum $3.08 billion to help Sudan overcome the loss of three quarters of oil production due to South Sudan’s secession in July last year.

South Sudan’s government has pledged that no state salaries will be affected by the shutdown. There have, however, been some instances of salary cuts in some states but the vast majority of cuts have come from development spending.

Dominic Deng Mayom, chairperson of public service committee in the Warrap State Legislative Assembly said the state’s budget had been approved, with a 10% cut in capital expenditure.

Mayom said that the education ministry has been given priority in the budget. Around 27% of South Sudanese are unable to read and write. Following education, health and local government were the priorities for funding, he said.

"The priority area in the budget is education. Because we need to liberate citizens of this state from illiteracy and transform them into skilled human capital for socio-economic development. This can be achieved by promoting equitable access to quality education focusing on combating illiteracy", Mayom told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

James Macok, another member of the state parliament expressed concern over the budget cuts, describing the amount of money which has been allocated for capital expenditure as “negligible”.

He added that this means "there will be no funds to support implementation of the developmental projects.”


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 7 November 2012 06:56, by Snipper

    Salaries budget has been passed!

    repondre message

    • 7 November 2012 10:33, by Paul Chadrack

      They know that Kiir’s will loot for them those $60 millions from south sudan budget, that is why many state asked for federalism, because now the system currently operating in the country give every state to ask for any budget they like, even unproductive states like Warap.

      repondre message

      • 7 November 2012 13:58, by Loko El Pollo

        Paul,Lake is not productive to you, and now Warap.what kind of productivity do you want?Lake and Warap rear cattle and they practice farming too.is that not enough for nation building?

        repondre message

  • 7 November 2012 10:00, by Brother Billy

    It is true that the budget that includes the salaries of employees, Operation cost, austerity cost and development cost has been passed but my doubt remains as why does parliament request for budget and eventually, no work done.why is the assembly still operating in prefab shelter that an individual may afford & yet it the head of the state government? Shame!. How do you as MP feel now?

    repondre message

  • 7 November 2012 16:10, by Mapuor

    Congratulations to the people of Warrap.That is a good job.Its always good to know in advance how much you are going to earn and on what will you spend it on.

    repondre message

    • 8 November 2012 05:28, by Loko El Pollo


      repondre message

  • 8 November 2012 00:19, by Northern Sudanese

    how can a state live on just $60m? is this the heaven you criminals in US prisons dream off? what if that cowboy now just used those 4 bilions for the nations benefit, oh whatever, if all the people are criminals then how would you expect a good president? am sure every single insect would have done the same lol
    $60m aren’t even enough for a town!

    repondre message

    • 8 November 2012 06:38, by Chol

      Northern Sudanese, your entire country Sudan don’t even have $ 60 million dollars let alone the state! Who were the ones begging Iraqis for just $ 100 million?

      repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

South Sudan strives to build democracy 2015-10-11 22:45:54 By Salva Kiir Mayardit Just five years ago, as dawn unfolded on January 9, 2011, millions of South Sudanese took the final steps on our seventy-year journey to independence. By barge and bus, on (...)

SOUTH SUDAN: peace or genocide? 2015-10-07 12:59:30 By Richard Moula President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has once again declared a war of genocide and ethnic cleansing on the small ethnic tribe of Moru in Western Equatoria. As from 16th (...)

G-10 critique of establishment order is a complete baloney 2015-10-07 12:59:22 By Gordon Buay Muolana John Luk must be joking to argue that the Establishment Order that created the 28 states violated South Sudan Transitional Constitution without admitting that the (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Sudan civil society groups to the 28 states issue to constitutional body 2015-10-08 17:26:10 South Sudan Civil Society Organizations Submission on the Creation of 28 States in the Republic of South Sudan Press Statement For immediate Release 8th October 2015 Following the announcement (...)

Sudan Democracy First Group Statement on The International Day for Democracy 2015-10-01 22:18:58 22 September 2015 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) commemorated on 15 September 2015 the International Day for Democracy, which the United Nations (UN) marks as a day to encourage governments (...)

Ambassador Buay congratulates South Sudanese diplomats for blocking sanctions 2015-09-19 00:20:30 SOUTH SUDAN DIPLOMATS IN MOSCOW SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED FOR PERSUADING THE FEDERATION OF RUSSIA TO BLOCK SANCTIONS For Immediate Release 9/18/2015 The people of South Sudan are extremely (...)


Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.