Despite hundreds of millions of dollars, South Sudan gets as monthly oil and non-oil income, the gov’t constantly struggle to pay the public workers.
Despite collecting hundreds of millions of dollars in monthly oil and non-oil revenue, the government has long struggled to pay public workers.
According to the Ministry of Finance and Planning, public workers’ June and July pay arrears will be resolved next week.
In a report received by NCMPP yesterday, the ministry of labour claimed that it had finished the pay sheet and that it was the finance ministry that was delaying salary payments due to a lack of money.
President Salva Kiir blamed the delay on a faulty pay sheet machine two weeks ago, an issue that Dr Julia Aker, the ministry of labour’s undersecretary, said had been rectified.
However, Agok Makur, the deputy minister of finance, has refuted Dr Aker’s claims, saying:
“We are presently in full gear, with intentions to pay salaries for the months of June and July as soon as next week.”
Advocacy groups say that this is due to senior government officials who steal public money.