Nile Petroleum Corporation Employees to Stage Peaceful Demonstration
In a press release addressed to the Police Commissioner of Central Equatoria State, the staff of Nile Petroleum Corporation (NILEPET) announced their plans to hold a peaceful demonstration on Monday, December 4, 2023.
The protest is organized in response to various grievances faced by the employees.
Outlined in the press release are the key concerns driving the protest. First among them is the alleged disappearance of $25 million received from Triocean. The staff demands a thorough investigation into the matter to ascertain accountability.
Additionally, the staff calls for the payment of clothing allowances for the months of March, June, September, and December 2023. They also raise concerns regarding the medical issuance for all NILEPET employees, urging the corporation to prioritize the well-being of its workforce.
The promotion of the SPOC Ticketing Officer to the position of Director General of Finance & Services without meeting the appropriate qualification and experience criteria is another issue highlighted in the press release.
The employees argue that this promotion undermines the career growth and progression of other colleagues who are still in grade 15.
Corruption within the corporation is a grave concern for the NILEPET staff, who claim that it has become pervasive. They assert the need for immediate action to curb this rampant practice and restore trust within the organization.
The staff also raises accusations of promoting incompetence and targeting qualified and experienced personnel within NILEPET, leading to an overall decline in expertise and proficiency.
Furthermore, the press release points out the alleged intimidation and harassment faced by employees from external advisors of the Managing Director.
These advisers, named as Brig. Akot Lual Aricch, Brig. Chol Agoth, Akuewel Mathiang, and Bol Wok, are claimed to be involved in ongoing corruption and exert a detrimental influence on the daily activities of NILEPET.
The employees assure that their demonstration, scheduled from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, will be conducted peacefully and without resorting to violence. They emphasize their commitment to peace and emphasize their view that the police are friends to the citizens.
The Nile Petroleum Corporation staff concludes the press release with gratitude for the support anticipated from the Board of Directors and requests attention to their grievances from the Ministry of Petroleum and the NSS Political Division.