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Six ministers involved in S. Sudan crisis committee scandal

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March 8, 2016 (NAIROBI) – Nearly 60 individuals, who included at least six South Sudanese ministers, officials, lawmakers and companies benefited from funds meant to facilitate work of the Crisis Management Committee (CMC), leaked confidential documents show.

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S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)

The report Sudan Tribune obtained shows that out of the SSP 447 million disbursed to the CMC account, only SSP 84 million could be accounted for, raising questions on the whereabouts of over SSP 360 million meant for the crisis committee’s work.

Headed by the country’s Vice-President, James Wani Igga, the CMCwas tasked to assess the political, social, economic, security and diplomatic effects of the conflict that broke out in the young nation in mid-December 2013.Several government officials were part of the committee, established in a decree issued 30 April, 2014.

The report details how ministers, military generals, political and other government officials as well as business people received cash payments from the CMC secretariat and the Bank of South Sudan in complete disregard of the country’s Public Financial Management and Accountability Act, 2012.

According to the report, the National Security Services in the Office of the President, Obuto Mamur Mete, received SSP 5 million of the CMC money, which was wired on account number 00269192001203 in Bank of South Sudan on 5 February, 2014.

A separate payment of SSP 3.5 million was made to Mamur on 4 March, 2014.

Also implicated in the report is the deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology and Postal services, Akol Paul Kordit who received a cash payment of SSP 444,345 on 22 January, 2014, the acting chief administrator in the office of the president, who doubles as the chief of state protocol at South Sudan’s presidency, Ambassador Bol Wek Agoth who received USD ($) 173,594 for unexplained activities.

Others are President Salva Kiir’s daughter, Adut Salva Kiir, who was paid SSP 14 million to supply fuel and other unexplained expenditures, Machok Majong (Member of Parliament from Gogrial State), who received cash payment of SSP 412,500 on 18 February, 2014, Hellen Andrea Juma and Mabior Nhial Mabior (both senior cashiers at the Office of the Vice President), who withdrew huge sums of money indicated on the bank statement, but no accountability provided.

The reports also implicates the South Sudanese cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomoru, parliamentary affairs minister, Peter Bashir Gbandi, roads and bridges minister, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci and their youth, culture and sports counterpart, Nadia Arop Dudi.

FULL LIST OF BENEFICIARIES OF THE CMC FUND

  • Hon. Obuto Mamur Mete Minister for National Security 8,575,000
  • Hon. Akol Paul Kordit Deputy Ministers of Information 444,345
  • Bol Wek Agoth Acting Chief Administrator, Office of the President 173,594
  • Hon. John Gai Yoh Presidential Advisor for Education 233,437
  • Hon. Bol Makueng SPLM Secretary for Information and Culture 91,896
  • Hon. Machok Majong Member of Parliament, SSLA 412,500
  • Hon. Beda Machar Deng Former Minister of Agriculture 197,024
  • Hon. Kwong Danhier Former Minister of Transport 47,996
  • Hon. Lang Tap Luom 20,170
  • Hon. Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro Minister of Cabinet Affairs 400,000
  • Hon. Dr. Nadia Arop Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture 9,592
  • Hon. Lily Albino Akol Former Deputy Minister of Agriculture 25,579
  • Hon. Rebecca Joshua Minister of Roads and Bridges 27,356
  • Hon. Mat Ruot Member of Parliament, SSLA 13,950
  • Hon. John Juac Member of Parliament, SSLA 22,560
  • Hon. John Manyual Member of Parliament, SSLA 13,950
  • Hon. John Chuol Member of Parliament, SSLA 26,900
  • Gen. Nang Chol 114,240
  • Jiath Yual 14,880
  • Hon. Ali Adian Member of Parliament, SSLA 43,400
  • Hon. Chuol Rambang Chairperson of South Sudan Peace Commission 31,000
  • Hon. Niota 25,000
  • Biong Mijok Deng 45,000
  • Deng Kuol Awor 18,600
  • Dr. Tilahum Hailemariam 649,400
  • Deng Mador Deng Office Manager to Presidential Advisor on Military Affairs
  • Hon. Gen. Awet Akot 130,800
  • Hon. Kom Kom Geng Member of Parliament, SSLA 148,500
  • James Daniel Chaung 605,000
  • Martin Mabil 10,146
  • Domai Gatpan 13,603
  • Mrs. Mary Paul 51,648
  • Nhial Daniel 17,862
  • Hon. Stephen Wiw Bichok Member of Parliament, SSLA 106,220
  • Mrs. Nyatut Mai 5,786
  • Biel Boutros Civil Society Activist 102,409
  • Stephen Yar 70,664
  • Peter Lam Both Former Governor of Latjor State 76,532
  • Deng Chol 70,545
  • Mrs. Cecilia Adeng Former Officer Manager of the President (now Senior Diplomat at South Sudan Embassy in United Arab Emirates) 112,494
  • Hon. Peter Bashir Gbandi Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 21,924
  • Kueth Kong Kueth 26,075
  • Puok Bol Mut 24,303
  • James Gatkor Wedial 20,390
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Nyawai 17,468
  • Mrs. Adut Salva Kiir Daughter of the President 14,000,000
  • Mrs. Mary Yual Badeng 17,152
  • David Kueth 12,172
  • Kutin Bayak Gil 21,008
  • Sarah Benjamin Gabriel 34,560
  • Emelda Modi 48,500
  • Michael Chute Lul 33,120
  • Ali Atem Biar Jonglei State Coordination Officer 3,000,000
  • James Deng Wal Senior Cashier, Office of the President 4,000,000
  • Hellen Andrea Juma Senior Cashier, Office of the Vice President 26,690,416
  • Bosco Eluzai Mabe Private Secretary to the Vice President 1,000,000
  • James Deng Malim National Security Service Officer, Internal Security Bureau (ISB) 2,138,336
  • Clement Vito 1,500,000
  • Mabior Nhial Mabior Senior Cashier, Office of Vice President 45,924,600
  • Bass Petroleum Ltd 600,000
  • Everest General Trading 2,000,000
  • Office of the President 25,000,000
  • Internal Transfer 47,694,663

(ST)

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  • 9 March 00:51, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    The whole government is involved in mismanagement of the countries resources. Change must take place.

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    • 9 March 02:40, by Dinka-Defender-General

      Well, everyone mentioned on this need to bring the public money back. We, the South Sudan citizens knew about mismanagement of public money, but no one was mentioned like this before. Thus, please bring the money back on time. President Kiir, now you knows people who took the money by their names. You have to hold people accountable otherwise you need to step down and let other people take care..

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      • 9 March 02:43, by Dinka-Defender-General

        With integrity, my name is not mentioned anywhere. I am please and I will keep doing what I have been doing since we got our independent.

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      • 9 March 05:26, by Tilo

        Dinka-Defender-General

        I agree with you, now that all the corrupt officials are known, President should hold them accountable, freezing their account both in country and foreign countries including confiscating their properties. If president cannot managed therefore he should step aside so that a competent person can take over and lock all criminals behind bar.

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        • 9 March 05:33, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Tito,

          The fish starts to rot from the head to the body. Kiir is not a saint. He initiated this mess. He should therefore go so that South Sudanese elect a legitimate leader.

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          • 9 March 13:59, by General

            Jur,you are all about to told facts her, so what kind of convince we may use to let Kiir give chain to Ge
            neral Making Awan so that our country may get rest

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        • 9 March 07:16, by jengelon

          Jur,Dinka,Tilo
          I agreed with all of you but be a little bit fare Kiir is innocent not now to step down we need him 1st to punished those thieves harder triple the figures in front of each thieve in return followed by a mass dismissal & imprison if necessary in fast move before a mass defection either to UNIMES or IO camp to happen Kiir cabinet is corrupt need to be dissolved ASAP

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      • 9 March 13:23, by Sadam Kuikoy

        If Kirr took 25,000,000 highest than anyone, he will automatically block any legal proceeding against those involved, Yet Dinka tribal camp still calls itself a government.
        What a disgrace tribal leader to south Sudan?

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    • 9 March 06:26, by Akuma

      Ant-corruption commission need to set up investigation to do this case otherwise South Sudanese people are in mess. Whole government involve in this case. So CMC was form to enrich certain government officials

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      • 9 March 13:48, by Midit Mitot

        Akuma,
        Look at your good government is looting,and stealing the public fund for South Sudanese, anti-corruption had already formed since 2008, my question is, are those government officials or just idiots who are feeding themselves with South Sudanese resources?

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    • 9 March 13:37, by Midit Mitot

      Wulululu,
      Government of thugs, stealing, looting, robbing, murdering, raping, I get tried of these words in Juba government.

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  • 9 March 03:53, by BigEgo

    That is everyone in the Kiir govenment. Taking action against them would mean stabbing himself in the foot. Kiir is stuck in a quagmire and there is no way he is getting out of it unless he manages to arrest all of those individuals and exile them. But then again there is that loyal tribes that are willing to die or kill the innocents for their idiotic/corrupt ministers when arrested. Sad!!

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    • 9 March 04:03, by BigEgo

      I used to blame Kiir, but now I don’t. As a president, what can one do when the Ministers of national security, arm forces and so forth.... are busy trying to fill up their bank accounts and taking their kids to schools in other countries? Who else can be trusted to enforce the law? A law is not a law till enforced...and those who would be the enforcers of laws are the culprits.

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      • 9 March 04:10, by BigEgo

        The only answer to this malady will never be found through rebellion or from Generals criticizing the same government they were part of. The corruption tribalism did not start in 2013 but all the way back to 2011 when only considering post-referendum period. Bad governance can never achieved through killing the Dinka or the Kakwa either....instead, the people of South Sudan united against the...

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        • 9 March 04:17, by BigEgo

          government, irregardless of whether the people in this corrupt government are from our tribes or our cousins, uncles or fathers. a prosperous Nation/Country is way...way better than a successful Tribe in a failed nation. When we travel to other countries, we are seen as South Sudanese. I would prefer to be a PROUD south Sudanese from a beautiful, successful, and peaceful South Sudan....

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          • 9 March 04:23, by BigEgo

            rather than being from a beautiful, successful, and peaceful Nuer from a troublesome South Sudan. REMEMBER THAT!

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  • 9 March 04:20, by lino

    Wow!!! Still leaders and South Sudanese are asking why there is a mess in the country?!!!

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    • 9 March 06:20, by Lango2010

      Bigego
      you right this time around, it is clear that we are misled by our so called politician turn thieves. so it is up to the youth of our country either to united against wrong doers or support our tribes. Any way we must do away with evil and lock in the culprit see for the future leaders that can take us to the promise land. we are at mess really, from top to bottom.

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  • 9 March 06:17, by Bol Malual

    Dear Management of Sudan tribune
    As a citizen of South Sudan, I am concerned that you have produced list of names without original documents attached that would show how much was taken by who and why. What was the reason for 26 Nuer people to receive such small amounts while the rest go with high amounts? What is the reason for Nuer MPs and regular people to get this money and not others in S Suda

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    • 9 March 06:26, by Lango2010

      I AM PROUD TO BE A SOUTH SUDANESE THAN BE MY TRIBE (LUO) BWCAUSE I AM SEEING THAT MY TRIBE IS JUST LIKE ONE PART OF MY BODY AND THE REST OF THE TRIBES MAKE ME A COMPLETE PERSON. JESUS SAID IF YOUR EYE MAKE YOU A SINNER IT BETTER TO PLUG IT OUT THAN GO WITH ONE EYE. SO IF SOME PEOPLE ARE FAILING OUR COUNTRY IT BETTER TO PUT THEM BEHIND BARS AND BRING IN NEW ONE.

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    • 10 March 09:19, by beny gaar

      avoid defending corrupt government. it is now clear that kiir has declear that all his officials are corrupt.let him quit.

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  • 9 March 06:44, by Thiep Mawien Thiep

    A m I wrong to say that the whole government in the republic of south sudan is involved in this scandale? Big shame!, i am happy that the office of president is involved too. This move is the last move to kiir’s downfall#kiir must go.

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  • 9 March 07:11, by Eastern

    It’s Kiir’s clueless supporters, who are even wallowing in abject poverty, that have allowed Kiir to continue toying with Sudan Suadn and South Sudanese resources. Kiir should have been long dumped in the dustbin of history. Cry the beloved country!!!!!

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    • 9 March 09:41, by South South

      Eastern,

      Kiir is going no where. Please prepare yourself to live with that fact. This is not because he is the best, but taking him away without clear plan will bring more suffering to our people. Libya and Iraq are living good examples of our life.
      For this list, it needs to be investigated first before firing words up. When will Sudantribune becomes a reliable source of truth?

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      • 9 March 20:37, by jubaone

        South South,
        Is that this stupid jienge logic? Even during Sadam’s and Gadhaffi’s rules, they stole billions $ but their people didn’t starve or women raped like by your worthless monkeys. That is the reason why we Equatorians don’t want to get associated with you. You are like a piece of shit 💩 that must be kept away or avoided.

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        • 9 March 21:10, by South South

          Jubaone,

          Iam not sure what kind of education you have, Sadam or Gadhaffi did not fight wars for 3 to 4 years in their countries, if that happened, starvation will took place in their countries. I do not want any women in South Sudan to be raped, Iam against it as a person. But look here simple minded person. Equatoria is under our control. You can sing as you want, but we are there.

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  • 9 March 07:55, by Theallseeingeye

    so these are the people you are supporting? these are the people you call government? these are the people you are willing to even commit suicide just to make them stay in power? now that they are all mentioned by names and even the amount that they embezzled, we want to see accountability now. before they go and rebel against the country.

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    • 9 March 08:03, by Theallseeingeye

      cont..
      but I am quite certain that they can’t held them accountable, that can’t happened at all you know why? because these are tribesmen, friends, family, daughters..etc and last but not the least he(Kiir) in one way or the other is also involved which means he is one of them.
      I have said it earlier that you have to get your hands dirty in order to be trusted and remain in this gov.

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      • 9 March 08:06, by Theallseeingeye

        cont..
        now where kuch now with his same old peoms or lyrics, what can you say about that?

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  • 9 March 08:32, by real Dinka

    Kiir must be blame why he only approved those big amount to the people that go and corrupts it rather than approving to they needy people who are always dying of hunger in the country.

    KIRr and Riek must leave peace achance

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  • 9 March 08:48, by Freedom Advocate

    Tears on my cheeks, Theft becomes a culture in south Sudan. They have formed that organization (CMC) as a way of enriching themselves while declaring famine in parts of the country. Begging international donors always and nothing is done to the right beneficiaries instead leaders steal the money and filled their private accounts to the top and closing their eyes pretending things are well. Idiots!

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  • 9 March 09:00, by aborigin

    CMC, there are some names yet to come but ST make the list a bit comprehensive by detailing whether the money was in Usd or Ssp.

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  • 9 March 09:39, by Liel-le

    I bet, if the names were not displayed - the whole saga was going to be blamed on Dinka. Good Lord! The list is touching all including women. Can we stop pointing fingers on communities now and start advocating for regime change? These are just hungry hyenas representing the entire nation.

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    • 9 March 11:52, by Frak Cho

      To tell the truth, South Sudanese are unlucky people. Our leaders destroyed the country

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  • 9 March 10:46, by jengelon

    Thief is thief true list Dr.Martin 400,000+ Dr, Nadia 9,000+ Lily Albino 25,000+ Rebecca 27,000+ & Peter Bashir 21,000+ Big shame no body can believe this how can you line up with thieves especially Nadia & Rebecca our precious ladies see your small figures proofed that your conscious is not addicted even Bra Martin Sis Lily you are not of that type urging you put it back & fix your broken reputio

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  • 9 March 11:03, by Unionist Agent

    Good job Sudan Tribune, the agencies/institutions responsible for exposing such grand malpractices in the country have gone silent. Only few people would know what is happening and the rest of us are kept in the dark. Ideally, any allegation of misconduct, mismanagement or abuse of authority should be investigated and public made aware, but will it be done when we have a bishop president?

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  • 9 March 12:20, by Concern Citizen

    No wonder, We have invited famine for ourselves. God is watching you for enriching yoursevles at our expense

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  • 9 March 13:50, by Nationalist

    I knew it from beginning that SS developmental impediments are not from one single tribe, but the entire gangs of spla/splm members. It is time for the ordinary citizens to form a people party that is citizen-centered where MP are given chance to stand only for two (10yrs) term. Prezo only one (10yrs) term. Governors two (7yrs) term. One party system nothing like pdm or splm/dc or republican part.

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    • 9 March 15:44, by nuer food lovers

      Was Adult kiir A member of crisis management committee? How did she leaves her house in Addis Abba to come and loot our resources to feed her Ethiopian husband? Kiir is really a shame to our country, sentry reports implicated whole of his family, now Juba report inked his foreign daughter name in money laundry.. God curse you kiir mayardit.

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  • 9 March 22:34, by Wunkoc

    The best thing is that we have learnt their names even if they don’t pay that money back. It is very shameful to have such great people turning out to be great looters of public money. They are a disgrace to the people of South Sudan, they beg foreign aids in the name of people and it never reach the people that they talk of.

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