Home | News    Thursday 14 August 2014

South Sudan parliament approves SSP 11.3bn budget

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 13, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese parliament has approved an annual budget amounting to a total of 11.3 billion South Sudanese Pounds (SSP).

JPEG - 37.9 kb
South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on 31 August 2011 (AFP)

The budget, which covers the 2014/15 fiscal year, was passed with little changes on 12 August. It prioritises agriculture, road construction, assistance to states affected by the conflict, funds constituency development projects and payment of arrears.

Goc Makuac Mayol, head of parliamentary committee for economy, development and finance said the house had cut SSP 162 million from expenditure meant for travel cost, training, supply, tools and materials and other unexplained operating expenditures found in the draft budget by the ministry of finance.

The cuts, said the lawmaker, were made to fund agriculture and the road sectors.

“The parliament recommended the minister of finance and economic planning to rehabilitate roads facilitating transport of local produce to access the markets. The Juba-Kajo-Keji, Juba Yirol- Shambe, Juba- Yei-Kaya, Juba-Bor, Juba-Mundri-Yambio, have identified in the budget as priority,” Mayol told reporters on Tuesday.

Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity are the states which will receive special assistance as they are the areas which have witnessed destruction of key infrastructures.

The legislator said the committee made the recommendations based on the fact that some of the needs observed in the report were critical for the economic growth of the country. The committee also allocated SSP 750,000 pounds to the council of states for domestic travel to the Greater Pibor Administrative Area and Greater Juba district.

Meanwhile, SSP 2 million was also set aside for the recruitment of personnel to work in the orthopedic and rehabilitation centre while directing finance ministry to streamlined collection of revenues from all government and non-governmental agencies and ensure that they are remitted to the national revenue funds to support the fiscal budget.

(ST)

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.
  • 14 August 2014 17:06, by Bentiu Sudan

    Are you kidding! Are there lawmakers in South Sudan? Why they did not condemn the killing of innocent people in Juba?

    Foolish, greedy, and looters lawmakers with goofy president who know only how to wear his hate on his head to cover his tribal marks.

    repondre message

  • 15 August 2014 07:19, by Andrew Ojok

    Lawmakers
    Mr we can not make it while you killers or trouble makers cause infusion suddenly don’t jump like frog you don’t even know Riek but one day you learn the lesson of mr president.
    Shame on you none less Rebel

    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


USA meddling in independence of South Sudan amidst coup d’état 2016-07-25 07:23:54 by Steve Paterno and Scott Morgan When a Country celebrates their Independence Day it’s generally considered to be a festive occasion. For the United States, John Adams envisioned a day with (...)

Sudan and military coups 2016-07-23 22:02:23 The military coups Epidemics handcuffed progress of Sudan By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Tuesday July 19, 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of the military coup, which led by Maj. Hashim Ata against the (...)

South Sudan Reality: Painful independence, failed leadership! 2016-07-14 00:33:25 By James Okuk Thank God that some of us are still alive and are able to communicate from Juba today after being confined in a prison-like and imposed hunger situation since Friday 8th July 2016, (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese students, activists are at risk of torture: HRW 2016-05-25 14:40:51 Human Rights Watch Sudan: Students, Activists at Risk of Torture Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, May 25, 2016) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of (...)

South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region 2016-05-24 22:01:01 Human Rights Watch For Immediate Release South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions (Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese (...)

Open Letter to President Salva Kiir and 1st Vice President Dr. Riek Machar 2016-04-18 12:36:12 South Sudan Women United April 15, 2016 Your Excellencies: South Sudan Women United writes to congratulate you both on the steps you are taking towards ending violence in South Sudan and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.