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Sudan: Auditor General’s 2012 report reveals increases in embezzlements

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November 21, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – A report presented on Wednesday by Sudan’s auditor-general revealed that the amount of stolen public money has gone up to more than 175 million Sudanese pounds (SDG) - around $40 million - between September 2011 and August 2012, in the latest indication of the level of corruption in the east African country.

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A Sudanese man shows freshly-minted notes of the new Sudanese pound in Khartoum on July 24, 2011 (Getty)

The report also revealed infractions in transactions involving loans and foreign funds received by certain state institutions.

It cited the example of how the ministry of international cooperation received a sum of 721 million SDG ($163m) from an unknown quarter and did not reveal what was that amount spent on. The report also said that two financial grants from Qatar and Algeria did not appear in the final accounts of the ministry of finance.

Auditor-General Al-Tahir Abdel Gaioum said, while reading excerpts from the report to the parliament, that the amount of public money embezzled from state institutions in the regions outside of Khartoum has reached 19.2 million SDG ($4.3m) in 2012, at a rate of 38.1 percent.

Abdel Gaioum said that cases of overspending were observed in several state projects especially in dam construction projects. His report also warned against the growing percentage of private contractors in state sectors, saying that there are 1,094 private contractors employed by state institutions at a cost of 53.4 million pounds.

Sudan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2011, which ranks the east African nation 177 out of 182.

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  • 22 November 2012 12:13, by Tutbol

    This system of cronyism & public funds grab is not something new to Sudan; it is the essence of various regimes operationalism; it is in the selected few DNA in Khartoum to misappropriate public money since anyone could remember in the history of the then united Sudan. I don’t think, it is going to be a news to the marginalised N Sudanese.

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    • 22 November 2012 12:29, by ngomrom

      Where is Jallaby now talk
      Ngomrom

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    • 22 November 2012 13:10, by South South

      Ooops !!! Fake Aarbs in Sudan are stealing money then go to pray 5 times a day. where is Northern Sudanese, Jalaby, Sudani ana, they wicked boys who always jump and say something about South Sudan.

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      • 22 November 2012 17:17, by Northern Sudanese

        South Shit
        its a fake report, even if it was true then its still better than 75 men stealing $4 bilion more than halve the country GDP looooooool hahahahahaha

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        • 22 November 2012 18:49, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          You are a big lair, your people in Sudan are stealing money in daylight. Now let me ask you this simple question. You have been repeated spelling of half as " halve". You need to correct that fake black Arab and son of a thief.

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        • 22 November 2012 20:51, by Observer

          N Sudanese,
          You and I both know that this is not a fake report. These rumours have been circuating around Khartoum and the corridors of power for months and years.
          The only fake thing about this report is the amount that has been stolen as it is a lot more than these figures.

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    • 22 November 2012 13:41, by Ayom Ayom

      Sorry, we did not expect that corruption in Khartoum as well.

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  • 22 November 2012 12:53, by panchol

    Jalaby,N.Sudanese,Kurnyel,Murle Agent, Muhammad ali & all Arabs who usually post their comments to this website.Questions:-
    1.Which country is that?
    2.who is a President of that country?
    3.Who embezzle money?
    4.Can you tell me it is SPLM?
    Arab must go to Middle East leaving Real-Sudanese (Darfurans,Nubians & Funj and others)

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    • 22 November 2012 17:21, by Northern Sudanese

      panchol
      please shut your crap, 175 million is faaaaaaaaaaar away from $4 billion.

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      • 22 November 2012 18:54, by South South

        Northern Sudanese,
        A thief is called a thief whether he stole one cent or two million. it is steal called a thief. Do you know that ? One big different between North Sudan and South Sudan is this: people who are stealing in North Sudan pray 5 times a day, so they steal in name of Allah.

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      • 22 November 2012 22:49, by Observer

        N Sudanese,
        Theft, embezzlement is the same- no matter the amount. It is theft, stealing and is depriving people of services , developmegnt.
        It is the same as lying. There is no differene between a small like and a big lie.. the action is the same- to deceive and not telling the truth.

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        • 18 May 2013 07:31, by jasondaniels

          A report presented on Wednesday by Sudan’s auditor-general revealed that the amount of stolen public money has gone up to more than 175 million pounds between September 2011 and August 2012, in the latest indication of the level of corruption in the east African country. freegamblingslot.com

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  • 22 November 2012 12:55, by panchol

    Jalaby,N.Sudanese,Kurnyel,Murle Agent, Muhammad ali & all Arabs who usually post their comments to this website.Questions:-
    1.Which country is that?
    2.who is a President of that country?
    3.Who embezzle money?
    4.Can you tell me it is SPLM?
    Arab must go to Middle East leaving Real-Sudanese (Darfurans,Nubians & Funj and others)

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    • 22 November 2012 14:04, by Michael Angelo

      Frankly speaking, SPLM and NCP are no different when it comes to corruption, cronyism and nepotism. I am sick of their selfishness & for that reason, I urge the young generations to take over and kick them out. I know some SPLM/NCP supporters will criticize me by comparing them.

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      • 22 November 2012 14:14, by ngomrom

        Dear boy your comparizon is lacking reality becouse you did not took into the account how ours was in the arena it was like we are number one in the world more over it is the UN which is No 1 in corruption in the whole world
        Thanks

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        • 23 November 2012 02:53, by Dinkawarrior

          $8 billion + $ 12 Billion + 175 Sudanese Pound stolen is not something New for Khartoum, it’s Arab culture.
          "A Palestinian militant cell based in the West Bank village of Beit Lakiya sent the man to put a bomb connected to a mobile phone on the Tel Aviv bus Wednesday, Rosenfeld said.
          Breaking News from Newsmax.com"

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  • 23 November 2012 04:34, by john k

    That is very quick, between September 2011 and Augsut 2012, $ 40 million loss, the real victim of this corrption are those with no access to government positions.

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