JUBA – South Sudan’s opposition-nominated deputy minister of finance Agok Makur has said that civil servants across the country will next week receive their salaries for the months of June and July, three months after the civil servants gone without pay.
This comes two weeks after President Salva Kiir Mayardit told lawmakers during the first opening session of the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislature (R-TNL) on August 30th that he has directed the ministry of finance and labor to process the payments for June and July for civil servants who have now gone unpaid for three months.
However, yesterday, the ministry of labor said they had fixed the problem of pay sheets that was hampering the payments of the civil servant and that the ministry of finance was the one delaying the payment of the salaries.
Speaking to the Juba-based Eye Radio this afternoon, SPLM-IO’s Agok Makur who is the deputy minister of finance and planning said preparations are yet being made and that the salaries will be paid our next week.
“Preparations are now in full swing to pay the salaries for the months of June and July…within next week,” he said.