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Kiir vows to fight corruption in South Sudan government

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September 19, 2011 (JUBA) – The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has vowed to fight corruption in the government, nearly a month after the formation of his first cabinet since the country’s independence on 9 July 2011.

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President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir (Reuters)

In a statement read on his behalf on Monday at a press conference held by the vice president Riek Machar, he reiterated his commitment to ensuring that South Sudan “enters a new era of good governance, democracy, accountability and transparency.”

He was speaking hours after the President left Juba for New York to attend a meeting of the UN General Assembly.

“I am committed to setting a new standard for transparency and accountability in our public finances and in setting a new standard for public officials. Beyond the 100 day action already launched, I will take five critical steps as a visible sign of the new government’s commitment,” read Machar.

Kiir said the cases of the diversion of funds will be investigated including those on the “Dura [sorghum] saga” in which hundreds of millions of dollars were looted through a false company contracted by the ministry of finance to deliver dura to South Sudan’s ten states in 2008.

He added that other government contracts, particularly those on large infrastructure projects, will be investigated and the results will be made public.
The President also acknowledged that there are concerns about sale of land during the transitional period (July 2005 to July 2011), saying these will be reviewed and future land sales will be carefully regulated, following new procurement legislation.

He said he has instructed the national parliament to enact new laws on accountability.

“We will enforce the obligation of all public officials to publish their income and financial assets. We will provide an opportunity of an anonymous return account for civil servants and public officials to return any diverted funds, obligating them to publish their assets from the date of independence,” he added.

Kiir said he would seek the assistance of countries such as the Switzerland, the US, the UK and Australia to recover and repatriate diverted funds.

He said he will appoint senior advisers from the African region to the Governor of the Central Bank of South Sudan, the Auditor General and the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and to strengthen the anti-corruption commission.

Machar told journalists that an investigation has been carried out into the arrest of UN personnel on 18 August by police in Juba.

He explained that the investigation, conducted under the chairmanship of Gordon Micah Kur, deputy inspector general of South Sudan Police Service, found a number of officers responsible for the unlawful arrest.

He added that some of the officers have been suspended and others were stripped of their ranks.

Machar said the government regretted the conduct and appealed to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to assist the newly independent state in training the police in the area of respect for human rights.

The UN said that its human rights chief in South Sudan Benedict Sannoh was assaulted at a hotel in Juba, the country’s capital, by around 12 South Sudan police officers who beat, kicked and punched him while he laid on the floor. After being held for five hours without charge he was taken to a UN hospital.

At the meeting Barnaba Marial Benjamin, minister of information, said he expects Kiir to meet the US president, Obama, during his visit to the 66th meeting of the UN general assembly to discuss issues such as poverty an terrorism.

South Sudan became the 193rd member of the UN on 15 July 2011, six days after it became an independent state.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:22, by Deng Thiak Adut

    This is a very good forward Mr President toward criminalising public assets forfeiture regimes; however, the public deserves punitive action and civil action, rather well rehearse talks. Should you wish to starts here in Australian, I could inform the crime commission immediately? We have great legislations in all Australian jurisdictions for examples; "unexplained wealth, tainted assets, proceeds of criminal and instrument of crimes" provisions. Should you wish to adopt these great provisions or similar one, I can of course assist your Excellency.

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    • 20 September 2011 09:02, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Thank you,president Kiir,implementation on what you have said is what we are waiting for if it comes truth.corruption is a very bad diseases which is taking place among our ministers and director general,some do build a semi paramenant house in one week time where are they getting this money from?

      OKUCU PA LOTINO

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    • 20 September 2011 09:25, by Dakkin

      What a mess president Kiir has become nowadays! Are such false words from Kiir so known as ’’zero tolerance to corruption’’ good enough to convince the Obama administration and the donor community?

      Any meaningful strategy to tackle corruption in South Sudan must start with the most corrupted Kiir.

      It is up to the US if they allow themselves to be coned by this man.

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      • 21 September 2011 03:26, by SSLA supporter

        Mr Kiir has failed to lead the country thus he should consider resigning just to restore his dignity and pride!!

        I wonder how the man is going to curve or eradicte corruption when his so-called new government is made up of the old members of SPLM looters, those who looted the hell out of the public money in the GoSS!!

        If Mr Kiir seriously wants to fight corruption he would have not reemployed those corrupt ministers from the past GoSS as the ministers of the new government!!

        Mr Kiir and his SPLM criminal network are jockers and no one even those with few brain cells will take them seriously as they don’t have clue whatsoever about to run a country!!

        Mr Kiir as individual is not competent whatsoever to lead the country, shame on those naive members of SPLM that put the RSS and its people in this madness!! if Mr is wise and has the love for this country, RSS, he should resign straightaway and allow any competent person to replace him as it is impossible to start building a country like southern with a naive and weak president like Mr Kiir with my due respect to him???

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    • 20 September 2011 10:17, by kimo

      if slava is sincere ,he should start with big spla heads those who made multi millions of dollars... many of them have got expensive real estates in australia,nairobi,addis ababa and many big cities around the world

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      • 20 September 2011 13:41, by Force 1

        The anti-corruption commission talked of the top 13 corrupted officials and they don’t name a single one of them! Do you know why?

        Because all the 13 corrupted officials are interconnected all the way to the top level where Kiir is, and if they start naming one of them, the dominos will start falling all the way to Kiir door steps. It’s a discomforting situation

        To avoid embarrassment, they are going to use circle talk, thinking that they going to spin their way out of it. It’s just an awkward state of affairs.

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    • 20 September 2011 10:44, by Mading Makuac

      It is a good decision Mr.president to fight corruption but
      remember South Sudanese are greedy for money.you need to
      appoint a good person to be a director of Anti-corruption
      commission to take care of all corruption .Also you and
      your vice president to be so careful about misusing of
      our national resources by some ministers.

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      • 20 September 2011 14:12, by Mike Mike

        Dear President, you are a mature and considered as the father of the whole South Sudanese nation since you are the one leading this country. Therefore, is not applicable to a person like you to lied over your kids and if it happen for your current promise which that you spoke out publicly to be negative promise again, then put in your mind that no one will be respecting you any more in this World newst borned country. I was been tracking all your words since you tookover after the death of our beloved leader Dr. John and there is nothing has materialised in your talks/ leadership. Every thing do end up in word and nothing has happen to be seen by the people of South Sudan. We need a leader who has orders to engage and make his sobordinates do things in rightful way but a leaders with no proper plans can leave the office just like with out some thing emerged in his ruling system.

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    • 20 September 2011 10:46, by Anti Dinka’s

      Liar bla bla bla

      Dinka’s culture

      run away from Anyei

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    • 20 September 2011 16:18, by Manyieldit

      Dear President, fighting corruption has been a song which you have been sang(Zero tolerance) and continuing singing it to our ears for the last six years but no one thief been brought to book by these threats. I suggest you focus on somethings else and leave the corruption alone since it has got no cure in your government.

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    • 20 September 2011 17:28, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Either his own words or Kiir words. i don’t like anythings coming out of nyagat Riek machar mouth @all.

      Nyagat riek don’t have any logic to tell publics what Mr persident said.

      He Nyagat Riek machar should just shut the fuck off from telling publics what Mr persident said to his people.

      Since when did he[riek] be come leader of south sudan while he was working with Bashir hand to hands in order to get rid of SPLA/M?

      Nyagat Riek is just nothings man but symbol of jealousy dog who don’t like other people sucess in his life.

      Death to him. and by the way I respected the new defent minster John Kong Nyuon because i know him since he work hand to hands with SPLA/M by getting rid of little small blood sucker nyagateen o0f nassir gangster, good on you. may being a Nuer not to give you greedy of power and food cammarad Kong

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    • 22 September 2011 05:18, by Young-G

      Yeah Mr,Kiir,

      Here we go now Mr,president Salva Kiir lately you vow on corruption.I think Mr,president you need to look and think twice before you made up your mind,how many years have you been in that Office?
      Ask yourself a question why this corruption happening during pass years and who is responsible for this unjustice.In other hand, who leaded that team for all those corrupted Years.Mr,Mayardiit,If I were one of those commission,I would start this investigation from you and all the way down to your Ministers.Therefore,who sign the asset bill to give the loan to whoever who ask for it?.But, please check all your last years document record before you act,if not an then be careful on that case you brought up to the public otherwise it will be shame to u at the end of the day take my word from there.

      Thanks
      Young -G

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  • 20 September 2011 08:30, by superior Junibi

    Dr. Kiir want to tell you what you want to hear, and or what "international communities want to hear" This people planed to rule us for ever!!!! No young generation to participate in current politics. Why would we keep such people!!!!! They distracted you everday that Arabs are the problems, which is not true, they want to distract you from focusing on what they are doing to help average junubi or Southerners. Please Youth, Wake up!!!
    These people wont even employ all the wondering Youth in Juba, of which some of whom got Degrees overseas by just building roads.

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    • 20 September 2011 08:40, by Michael Angelo

      Mr. Superior,

      You would do the same thing if you were a president to be considered a good leader. Bravo president Kiir for your tough words. This wouldn’t be a good news for those who have stolen public funds.

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      • 20 September 2011 09:19, by superior Junibi

        M Angelo, which is not Junubi names lol,

        Please allow me to ask you these few questions:
        1)If these government doesn’t belief majority of Junubin are dumb and stupid, name one of the new faces from youth they added to theit administration??
        2)Why wont this government exploite good currennt opportunities, when NCP is fighting Darfur, Nuba mountain, and Blue Nile to forcefully draw 1956 border that enable us get 100% of South sudanese wealth?

        These people want to rule till they die, and thats why they dont want to solve problems that could be solved now!!!!!! wake up!!!! stop supporting leaders because they belong to your tribe!!!! At they end of the day, you dont gain nothing by supporting him, but you sufering more!!!

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    • 20 September 2011 08:50, by Junub sudan

      Bravo President

      that is Agood start .
      but am not convince that you will do.because there are wrong people in your government which their hand is there in corruption which they will not allow you to do they word you have stated out in the public .iwish you to start with Warrap State former Governor Mr Tor Deng Mawien .where he have put the money of dura during his government-ships then thing will work out when you start with him as he was the former governor of your state[Warrap State].

      thanks and God Bless you .

      Junub Sudan Liberator .

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    • 20 September 2011 09:39, by superior Junibi

      How many of you believed that Dr. kiir’s bank account or minister of finicial and economic planning accounts are in Junub SUDAN???? None.
      Their money are overseas in Newyork or kenyan banks.

      Therefore, how would finicial and economic minister manage the economy when Vic president’s president’s and economic’s official money are not in the country they are running!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      shame on you!!! You didnt belief there are people within South Sudan government who can comment here??? think again

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      • 20 September 2011 15:01, by Abyei Soil

        Superior Junibi,

        Therefore, how would finicial and economic minister manage the economy when Vic president’s president’s and economic’s official money are not in the country they are running!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shame on you!!! You didnt belief there are people within South Sudan government who can comment here??? think (...)

        So, you believed you ’ve commented? Let me ask you this question , when did you join this forum? Because it look like you’re a new comer on the site.
        Anyway welcome on the public site and feel free air out your everything about like what I saw on your comments.

        President Salva Kiir is not my friend or relative to me even, no. Only he is a President of this country in which I belong therefore, I’ve to do what is right. You’re very wrong to accuse Mr. President, He is even innocent according to the way I viewed. Stopping corruption is just a work between you, me and our friends. If you do corruption in your place like what you are doing on the internet now accusing and blaming your failure on another person for no evidences then do you expect changes in RSS to come? The answer is simply no. You are very foolish, what if a president come from your region one time, do you expect people to behave like this?

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        • 20 September 2011 20:53, by superior Junibi

          Abyei Soil:

          Dr.Kiir is my president, but I have to point out most of his wrong doings to improve himself and his goverment.
          1)He is the most powerful man as we speak in Junub, so anti-corruption chair person wont carryout their duties because they fear of getting "reshuffled" or even losing their jobs. Most corrupt officials are close to Kiir and they talk to him!!!!! or even play cards with him!!
          2)We critize for change!!!! Patriotism is what a man who have kids and grand kids stand for. You have to work toward future so your children, can also participate in the system.

          Politicians can exploit you and me because we support them blindfolded. We have to let them do their job and at the same time respect Junubin. Lying and telling us all these Sugarcoated sweet words when going overseas is nothing but a plain destruction.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:38, by Saba Saba

    Waa,

    That’s good news for the President of South Sudan to get rid of corrupt official. However, the question is, who are those corrupt people?

    I have got piece of advice for the president.
    Mr President charity begin at home, for you to succeed in the fight against CORRUPTION, please you need to clean up your backyard first of all. Therefore, you will send very strong message to the people of South Sudan that you are serious on the war against corruption.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:40, by Biden Osire

    You need not only that but let all the police, Army, Prision police, Wildlife, civil servants like teachers, nurses,and many to mention start and register open their accounts with the existing banks than paying them their salaries individually(direct) to avoid balances being swift to personal pockets...as we now witness in both army and police officers using money of their subordinates for constructing personal houses and buying luxury cars..

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    • 20 September 2011 09:39, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      The new Minsiter for Interior should first notice the low morale of Police, Prisons and Firesafety. The bosses of those institution are now very rich. The Ministry of Housing at the National level and State level should assess their buildings secretly and report back. Who one of them construct expensive many buildings when their salaries including allowances does not reach 4,000 SSP. Offices are very poor and Services goes into their houses and family upkeep in foreign countries- Uganda, Kenya, Europe, USA, Australia and Etc. Time is come to regret. Public we shall now eat the soil and land we liberated.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:41, by soldier boy

    Now that is a good leadership that south sudan want. Soldier is soldier no matter what rank you have you still could be charge with wrong doing or corruption and a soldier charges are constantly extreme, because you know better. My point is generals in the armed forces must respect law and protect it from criminals and respect orders of their command in ship.corruption will never ever lets us grow like others nations, but I do beleive that our president is leading us to the right direction. And God bless south sudan.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:42, by Akumadit

    What is wrong with this President? Everyday he talks about eradicating corruptions while promoting it behind the close door. Mr. President, if you care much about the condition of our nation, you should have not re-appointed or reshuffled 13 corrupted Ministers. That is promotion of corruption not eradication of corruption. Also you are talking appointing foreign Financial advisors to Central Bank of South South Sudan and Chamber of Audit. Don’t you know that we south Sudanese people have qualified people to advise you & your team of dummies that you put over the bank. If you thinks that our own people are not qualify to advice you then you are not qualified to lead this country. Who will be paying for those money thirsty foreign individuals that you will appointed? Appointing foreign experts & leaving your own experts is a form of corruption that you ignored to understand. Mr. President, you are failing us terribly in so many ways.

    Akuma

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    • 20 September 2011 09:17, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      Dear Readers;
      I had been a follower of our President since the start of the struggle but now am losing confident in him because of his repeated accussation and committment to combat corruption:
      Kiir made remarks on corruption and vowed that " corrupt official will not be part of his new Government". This was before the formation of the new Government. Ironically Kiir sent all the Ministers to the National Assembly as members to encounter and defend themselves and again reappointed them back to the Ministries. The few ministers who lost their Ministerial seats are not the victims of corruption if according to my view because Pagan, Ann,Makana, and five others including Awan Maper have reasons not related to cooruption.

      Now Kiir is making mistakes after mistakes:
      - Chanting corruption a daily National Anthem for him;
      - Setting 100 days for Service Delivery of which 100 days is not enogh for construction;
      - Appointing suspect of corruption back to the Ministries before revealing their names to the Public;
      - Preserving and winning two important seats (Governor of Central Bank and Chief Justice/President of the High Court) for his community;
      - Bringing back Mrs. Awut Deng to the Ministry of Labour and Awut first opening remarks as i quote was " Now Politics have ended" This means Awut sleep on an Elephant ear;
      - His recent proposal to seek Senior Advisers from African Region is a sale of the Country to return to colonization and a strong dispise and undermine the people of South Sudan Educational Qualification;
      - Kiir has shifted to theories and abandon his career of being practical as usual;
      - Kiir is easily cheated, soft and accept that all opinions and advises that come from his frequent visitors as all correct- which is totally wrong;
      - Slow but not quiete sure.
      Therefore, am still giving time for Kiir to make him accountable on the last statement that Ministers and senior Public servants shall declare their Incomes and Assets in their Possession so that they are made known to the Public. Let us watch how this is going happen.

      We have difficulties in the National Government and 100 days shall expire at the National Level before reaching to the States. See its practicability.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:49, by Ambago

    Dear President, your vows do not count as a fight against corruption, and this is what you must understand. Each time you talk about zero tolerance on corruption and it is never followed with action, you are considered to be buying time.

    The war that we have started against corruption is likely to consume you and your entire leadership, unless you part ways with many who are too dear to you now as we talk.
    Please remember these points.

    Eradication of corruption will necessarily include the $60 million dollars of 2004/05, the Nile Commercial Bank, all contracts on oil industry, land issues, recruitments and hiring, the dura saga, the Nimule financial Safe Havens, the misappropriations of cars, corruption within security organs, embezzlements within the Ministry of Defence (former SPLA and Veterans Affairs Ministry). All those ghost names in scholarships, government –payrolls will be scrutinised and violations brought to book. The immediate end and investigation into the lucrative business of selling arms to pastoral tribes by high placed security agents, prostitution within some offices of the establishment and irresponsible behaviours of senior government officials (womanizers, extra-marital affairs, on duty drunkenness).

    The conduct of the military personnel in affairs deemed civil in nature. The over involvement of the military police in issues that are exclusively the domain of the civilian police service. Discipline on streets means empowering the citizens to fight for their rights in civilian courts.

    The good news for you and your deputy is that unless you are seen making progress otherwise December 2011 will come to mark the beginning of your fall-out with the donors, the Western development partners, and worst still the likelihood of never having to see any foreign investors setting foot in south Sudan as long as it continues to suffer the reputation of Africa’s most corrupt spot under your ailing leadership.

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  • 20 September 2011 08:52, by Lo Isu

    Kiir’s administration is under pressure from donors and world bank who have threatened to quit donating for the nation. This press release is aimed at diffusing such and st the same time hood wink the International community into believing that indeed GROSS is serious about combating corruption.

    So don’t celebrate for nothing until every word of the president’s dossier turns practical.
    What is new about such empty promises from our president?
    How do you expect kiir to fight corruption when he is number one corrupt among the public figures.

    I am yet to be impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 20 September 2011 08:55, by Akumadit

    Dear all,

    It seem like we always praise president even if he is wrong. Folks, our financial institution was bankrupted by individuals close to the president & they were appoint to held those positions base on triballine not qualifications. Now, he is talking about appointing foreign experts to advice him on financial issues. What make foreign experts more important than the Nationals who possess the same professional experience and skills?

    Akuma

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  • 20 September 2011 08:55, by Dansedit

    This Kiir’s fighting of corruption in the media should be stop and try the other way using action so that we see he is serious fighting the vice, otherwise , in future if he is fighting corruption, we may assume as usual statements in the media, God help south Sudan

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  • 20 September 2011 09:11, by Lokorai

    Anti-Traitor is right, the cow boy has said the same line again and again and he never delivered. He’s a cheater and should give up power to the powerful second (Macahr).

    Lokorai

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    • 20 September 2011 09:28, by Cibaipiath Junub Sudan

      Second man Mr. Lokerai? Very big NO!!!
      If Kiir has failed and there is no body in the Government to tell him that all what he says are theories and betrayals then we account the whole of this Government as failures. Jinub is not for few individuals we need to arise and get a new leader who is both theoritical and Practical.

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  • 20 September 2011 09:21, by Alier42

    Mr Kiir "you are not a man of own words, you had been talking of fighting corruption even before the formation of the new goverment, in which you have reinstated 13 ministers who have looted public funds in the former goverment,there is no doubt in my mind that, corruption is a culture of splm as a party ,so it is their chatting slogan of the party.Kiir and his party members all lack financial discipline and good governance.

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    • 20 September 2011 10:19, by wacjak

      It is so naive folks to think that Mr. President being part of the group that have embezzled public funds could come out openly and betray themselves. Don’t ever hope to hear names of the thirteen most wanted corrupt leaders in the south. My only hope and wish is that, why don’t they donors and good Samaritans of South Sudan stop feeding the same people with money? After all, this money does not go to the right people.
      And you know who will suffer? It is this group whose kids and concubines are abroad. For the common man, life is just ok with the little things to fend on.

      It is so disgusting, that a group of committed individuals came out openly to oppose the government because of misuse of funds, marginalization, lack of equal representation and what have you, could turn and replicate the same vices which they vowed to eliminate. Shame on those most corrupt guys.

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      • 20 September 2011 14:59, by pabaak

        The president has felt the pressure now, we understand that corruption is difficult to be eradicated in matter of months because it has taken roots in the country, this work should be done in first year of interim period. Anyway led the government start afresh in eye of the public in order to realize speedy development, we already at near to the bottom of the list of African countries which are underdevelopment when we felt is not actually our right position, so the president request to countries such as Swaziland, UK, Australia, and US to help in recovering all money being kept in their countries is right step forward, but I also thinks should include countries in the East Africa as well, such as Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia and others, somebody told me one time that even Kenya President Moi Kibaki want to freeze the assets of those corrupted officials from Kenyan banks which if true is the good step to fight the corruption in the new country. Our country has small populations and with enough resources it will take little time to develop it if the leaders are free from the corruption.

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  • 20 September 2011 13:57, by Aleu Majok II

    Mr President, It’s so nice to see that you can talk the talk. But little or no actions on some of your talks, if you don’t change it, will sooner than later alienate your supporters both internally and externally. It frustrates me these days to listen to your nice talks but only to see the opposite or little or nothing of it being done. Mr. President, an example of acting oppositely to your talk, is the composition and structure of your current government. A few days after the proclamation of independence, you once said that you will form a broad-based but lean government but you actually did the opposite in the sense of lean and worsened the matter over all.

    In your previous interim government, you had 170 MPs, speaker and the deputy in Juba’s SSLA and 32 ministers with their 32 undersecretaries and around 20 heads of commissions/chambers, plus these 7 other high ranking officials (i.e deputy commander-in-chief, chief of staff, Inspector general of police, CBOSS governor and the deputy, chief justice and the deputy, et cetra et cetra) and not forgetting you, the President and your VP bringing the total of the top most highly paid officials in the interim government to at least 265. We thought and even you yourself admitted that the number was unnecessarily too big as justified by the term “lean” in your statement.

    In the opposite way to your promise to form a lean and broad-based government, you surprisingly came up with 332 MPs in the NLA and 50 MPs in the Council of States plus the 2 speakers, 3 deputies and 2 chief whips putting the Legislative branch staff to 389 and to worsen the matter you also formed a cabinet comprised of 29 ministers with 29 undersecretaries, 27 deputy ministers, 2 heads of security organs (external and internal) and 21 heads of commissions/chambers putting the executive branch to at least 110 including yourself and the VP. The Judicial branch and the coercive organs (of which I am limited to say enough) also make up 7 (as described above) not even mentioning a number of ambassadors and other high ranking officials. In all you now have at least 506 top most highly paid government staff. How much now do we lose in salaries (just a few individuals’ benefit) and how much is left for development of social and economic infrastructure which is every citizen’s benefit? Is that lean government you promised and compared with your previous interim government? The answer is absolutely BIG NO!

    My advice to you this time Mr. President, is to be practical and act tough on your words and especially on this social vice of corruption. Begin it at your very proximity (your fellow Warrapans and your office staff) and the rest will follow you or will not complain when they will become victims of the fight against corruption.
    Also watch out, you better change how you talk and how you act on your talk otherwise you will be defaming yourself and this won’t be nice of you as our country’s Independence Flag hosting President.

    Wish you Safe Journey to USA and all the best.

    (NB: Although directed to the President, who obviously doesn’t have time for this shit of ours as they call it, others should equally take note of this – fighting corruption and acting on the talk)

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  • 20 September 2011 14:20, by Mayar

    anti-corruption is been on and on for many years and I never heard/seen any single person taking to court or face criminols charge. it is a time to accept the fact that there is no such a thing call Anti-corruption that exist in Southern Sudan..

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  • 20 September 2011 15:12, by Cadaai ?o?

    Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

    To me, I think the punishment should be given to these corruptionist whenever they are identify, they should be either demoted and taken out of the high positions they have in South Sudan government as their punishments. Why I say that? Well, we all may know that; we are all human beings who could make some mistake and in that matter, their mistakes were done by the majority of people who are being considered by South Sudanese as their liberators or heroes if you will. So in my view, they need forgiven as exchanges for their long time commitments to freedom of our people without being paid. I know some of you may think that I support wrong-doings, no! I don’t support-doing by anybody, but let’s be honest about this issue of corruptions. It is not simple to us all as South Sudanese but again if we know corruptionist I think we just needs to forgiven them for what they have done in more than 22 years without compensations.
    As I understand some rules of laws, lets’ considered them that they were doing wrong things before our new state becomes independent. Which is I considered as South Sudanese lawless times. But after independence of South Sudan in July 9, 2011 should be considered as lawful time for South Sudanese. Anybody who would do any corruption at this particular period should be punish using any law attributes that is appropriate for corruption.

    Good job President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and Nhialicda be with you with our people of South Sudn. South Sudan Oyeee!!!

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    • 20 September 2011 17:30, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Either his own words or Kiir words. i don’t like anythings coming out of nyagat Riek machar mouth @all.

      Nyagat riek don’t have any logic to tell publics what Mr persident said.

      He Nyagat Riek machar should just shut the fuck off from telling publics what Mr persident said to his people.

      Since when did he[riek] be come leader of south sudan while he was working with Bashir hand to hands in order to get rid of SPLA/M?

      Nyagat Riek is just nothings man but symbol of jealousy dog who don’t like other people sucess in his life.

      Death to him. and by the way I respected the new defent minster John Kong Nyuon because i know him since he work hand to hands with SPLA/M by getting rid of little small blood sucker nyagateen o0f nassir gangster, good on you. may being a Nuer not to give you greedy of power and food cammarad Kong

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  • 20 September 2011 18:55, by Gogrialboys

    My president, talk only would not solve coruption that you have just talk about. It has been six years in office without you putting tough measures, if not jail, to those corupted individuals who have tainted your government and tribe for so long. Your people have faith in you, but if those four years finish again without any changes to your policies against those bad apples, and will still hear just talk from you, I bid you the loved they have shown will fade away quickly.

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  • 20 September 2011 21:43, by acuil deng

    Mr. President, actions speak louder than words. Talk the talk and walk the walk. You know who is corrupt it is your government, yet we seen nothing while embezzlement is underway full force by freedom fighters turned thiefs how did we get there? and why do we have to be there? Weak governmen, corrupt government is the last thing any leader would add to his Manu. The public is waiting, and has been waiting for so long, we hope that someone in your government will be hold responsible. That day will never come because it will undermine the government, or maybe bring it to an end. Still, we need to know all the names of the gang of 13. I called thief, you call them members of your government;infact, names don’t matter;however, what matters is: justice need to be done, and swiftly. Your history in the struggle is bright, and should be that way, and when you leave we will remember you as a great president who has put his officials to trial for the sake of this nation. It is a dream that must be a reality, and that is our hope in you and we have confidence in you. Let every member of your government come clean, otherwise trust will be lost and lost forever.

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  • 20 September 2011 23:29, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    By the way, how many times did Salva Kiir Miyardit said that he will fight for corruption in South Sudan Government and nothing had happened? This is a real big problem with Salva Kiir Miyardit himself, because lying always and poor thinking are not absolutely the key qualities of a good a leadership.

    Salva Kiir Miyardit think that he will be in this fucken office of the SPLM/SPLA for long, but one day one time he will not be in this positon anymore. Salva Kiir Miyardit has really abused the system of Government in South Sudan. If Salva Kiir Miyardit was a very wise leader, he should have to address the problem of South Kordofan. Now, South Kordofan is under the control of Khartoum Government, as well as the problem of Abyei and Blue Nile State is still pending and Mr Salva Kiir Miyardit doesn’t want to negotiate anything.

    In term of corruption, Salva Kiir Miyardit is the first person alleged of corruption. I believe that Mr Salva Kiir Miyardit misunderstood the word corruption. The word "corruption" itself can be of the two meaning namely:

    1. If the laws are passed by the president, and the ministries who are in the office of the president don’t respect them, then that is a "corruption". Those who are making many corruption in Salva Kiir Miyardit office nowadays are the ministries and Salva Kiir Miyardit himself. They pretended themselves that the had passed the laws, but within a minute, they trasgressed the law and then Salva Kiir Miyardit came to the podium and pretend that he is going stop corruption.

    2. Salva Kiir Miyardit think that corruption means to steal money. That is wrong. The word corruption is when you doesn’t wants anything to happen whether in term of development of the country. So, corruption is not to steal money, but it is away of delaying a new process.

    In my own opinion, Salva Kiir Miyardit is very lucky to be a president of South Sudan, but he is not going to eradicate that corruption at all, unless he is the one who will leave the corruption first. Salva Kiir Miyardit is a weak and a weak leader in term of political dialect in South Sudan history.

    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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  • 21 September 2011 08:04, by Tribe

    Dr.Kiir is million tolerance to corruption. Anybody who is being swayed by his cheap talks of zero tolerance to corruption is his deadheart supporter and beneficiary of those corrupted monies. I believe the president is listening too much to his advisers other then him saying all those sweet words. If i am wrong, let wait and see if any of my accused cousins for embezzling government funds save thier times.

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  • 21 September 2011 08:48, by ANTI_GOVERNMENT

    thank u salva kiir but try to look back the SPLA that is the headquator of corruptise specialy the director of SOUTH SUDAN AIRFORCE how come that south sudan airforce (air traffic controller,pilotand engeneer) are still earning 600 ssp as a salary yet the country is consider to be independent.

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  • 21 September 2011 15:04, by Wundit

    to mr president
    forget about the past talk of the presence and the future your song become unusual what if you get the name of your wife Awut Deng in the list of corruptest what will you do?

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  • 22 September 2011 02:57, by Father of earth and heaven

    this must start with kiir and his tribesmen who have looted billions of monies in the last 5 yrs!

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