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S. Sudan assembly postpones budget debate after power blackout

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July 4, 2014 (JUBA) – A debate on South Sudan’s 2014/2015 national budget could not commence on Monday after parliament witnessed a complete power blackout.

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The parliamentary select committee on economy, development and finance was due to present its recommendations to lawmakers on the budget estimates presented by the finance minister on 2 July.

“We cannot read the budget now to the parliament, but I hope to present it tomorrow,” Goc Makuac Mayol, the chairperson for the economy, development and finance, told reporters in the assembly.

Mayol could not explain the circumstances under which the national parliament power system failed, but was optimistic the power problem would be resolved.

South Sudan, including its national capital, Juba, has no reliable electricity supply as both government and the private sector rely on generators for power.

Meanwhile, Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO), a South Sudanese civil society entity urged the country’s lawmakers to give public hearing on the national budget a chance.

“National budget is priority for the public to have a say on. Thus the process of making the budget needs to be inclusive enough to the level that makes every citizen feel the importance of being a South Sudanese. An exclusive national budget process demonstrates lack of will on the existence of democratic principles,” CEPO said in a statement to Sudan Tribune.

“As representatives of citizens, lawmakers should give them a chance to have inputs in the budget,” it added.

(ST)

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  • 5 August 2014 06:04, by Mi diit

    Look, after ten years of incompetence, misrule, tribalism and corruption since 2005, even the capital city of Salva Kiir’s government has no reliable electricity. The nation’s parliament cannot do business because there is no electricity while billions of dollars squandered and Museveni is paid 3 million dollars a day to kill S. Sudanese people. What a shame!

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    • 5 August 2014 08:02, by J P Puok

      "beasts of England, beasts Ireland, beasts....." remember that song in a famous literature book written by the renounced writer George Orwell ? The animals’ farm ! exactly that farm is now in the middle of Juba more than a century after that book was written and analyst comment on its usefulness and how useless those leaders were no resurrected in Eastern Africa under Mr Kiirler as the leader

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  • 5 August 2014 08:29, by dinkdong

    That’s what you got when you looted the country and forgot about other things.

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