Minister of Labour, Public Services and Human Resources Development, Lt General Gathoth Gatkouth Hothnyang, (photo by Mandela Nelson Denis)

By Mandela Nelson Denis

The Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Lt.General Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang has called upon the national staff working with Vivacell to be patient as he will ensure they continue earning their dues despite the closure of the mobile telecommunication company.

It is almost two weeks since the suspension of Vivacell from operation by the National Communication Authority. Hundreds of national staff working with the telecommunication firm has been assured that the issues that led to shut down of the company would be resolved.

The Minister also called upon Vivacell to pay the government what was required so that those working with the company could resume work to be able to support their families.

“Even if Vivacell goes off for one month, the national workers will be paid because they have no mistakes, the company should not delay. They should pay the taxes, so that work can resume,”Gathoth said.

Efforts to speak to some national staff of Vivacell failed, as the premise is under watch from a private security company.

In an earlier interview with an insider at Vivacell, there were hundreds of South Sudanese working with the company directly and thousands indirectly, among them, suppliers.