JUBA, JUNE 14, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – The governor of Western Equatoria State General Alfred Futuyo has denied claims on social media that his government has used at least 132 million US Dollars on vehicles for state government officials.
Earlier today, local newspaper City Review claimed in a story that has since been deleted that Futuyo’s government has used at least $132 million to buy cars for only 11 state government officials sparking public outcry.
Speaking to Sudans Post this evening, Alex Daniel Did, the press secretary for the Western Equatoria State governor dismissed what he called a misleading information and asked the local newspaper to apologize for tarnishing thew image of the government.
“I would like to make it clear to the public that this information is misleading information, it is not true, it did not come out from the state officials here,” Alex said.
“So, we are requesting that led the City Review withdraw the article that they did, or they have to apologize to the government of Western Equatoria for using a defamation or misleading information fabricating things to tarnish the image of the state leadership,” he added.
Alex told Sudans Post that the cars were not handed over to the state government officials on Wednesday as reported by the newspaper but was done on Tuesday and said that the government used revenue collected from the state to buy the cars.
Speaking during the hand-over ceremony yesterday, Governor Futuyo stressed that the state government does not have enough revenue to buy cars for all the state government officials and that they came to power at a very critical time.
“The state is struggling to facilitate its activities out of the small revenue collected. We came into the government at a critical moment when there is no financial support,” he said.
“There is no mobility provided to us by the national government,” he added.
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