Northern Bahr el Ghazal rubbishes reported disappearance of civil servants’ salary

By James Atem Kuir

Northern Bahr El Ghazal State has dismissed as a fabricated statement the reported disappearance from the State Ministryof Finance of about 104 million South Sudanese pounds meant for salary of State civil servants

John Karlo Dut, the Director General for Planning and Investment in the State Ministry of Finance, said recent circulation on social media suggesting that more than 100 million SSPsalary for the month of May had vanished from the state coffers was untrue.

“We call it just false accusation and fabricated information circulated in a newspaper and also on the Facebook in the last weeks that there is an amount of104 million South Sudanese pounds that disappeared from the Ministry of Finance in Northern Bahr El Ghazal. That is not right because we have received and distributed that money,” he stressed.

Mr. Dut said the State received the May salary on July 15, 2021 and payment to all state institutions began the following day. He condemned the disseminators for tarnishing the image of the State Ministry of Finance.

“The money reached the State on 15thof July and immediately on the 16th, we started distributing it to the state government institutions accounts.So, these are baseless accusations. We want to tell the people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal and the entire people of the Republic of South Sudan that the information circulated was false,” he said, adding that his Ministry had not received any complaint about unpaid salary for the month of May.

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