JUBA – A senior South Sudan senior government official is saying that the government is working to reform the economic cluster after a damning report by the National Audit Chamber say some government institution including the office of the president have stolen millions of dollars belonging to oil-producing states.
The report released last month said President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s office received at least $1.3 million, part of the 2% and 3% oil revenue meant for oil-producing communities, for unknown reasons.
The deputy minister of finance and economic planning Agok Makur said the whole economic cluster and most importantly the ministry of finance is being reformed by the government as provided for in the revitalized peace agreement.
“Now, in our ministry, we are doing reforms, and these reforms are in the peace agreement, Chapter 4 is about economic reforms,” the deputy finance minister said, according to the Juba-based Eye Radio.
“We have started, not only in the finance ministry but the whole economic cluster is being reformed. Money will not go out now because we are doing reforms,” he added.