JUBA – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has been asked by a local corruption watchdog to remove the managing director of the state-own oil firm, Nilepet, Bol Ring Muorwel, for alleged corruption practices, according to an open letter extended to Sudans Post.
While appreciating the progress made in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement that provides for war against corruption, the Juba-based South Sudan Anti-Corruption Forum (SSACF) said a public outcry against corruption at the Nilepet has prompted it to write to President Kiir demanding the removal of Mourwel.
“The leadership of South Sudan Anti Corruption Forum decided to write this open letter in response to the public cries against the rampant corrupt practices which Eng. Bol Ring and his relatives are undertaking in the national oil company,” the open letter addressed to President Kiir reads in part.
“Our leadership is fully aware of Bol’s plan to loot the Nile Petroleum Corporation Ltd under the cover of reform. We think that it is our responsibility to enlighten you on the massive looting of public resources by the managing director of Nilepet,” it added.
“Nilepet Petroleum Corporation Ltd is a national oil company that has a well defined human resource policies entrusted with the recruitment of staffs. The Human Resource Department in Nilepet was functional at the time of the previous Managing Directors.
“Unfortunately, the roles and duties of human resource department were recently hijacked by the incumbent Nilepet MD Bol Ring through his Nephew Ring Charles Mayen. Upon taking over the roles of Managing Director, Bol Ring began implementing his vision of employing all the members of his Padhieu Clan as well as In laws. In less than twoths in office, he recruited more than 70 members of his clan ( Padhieu) together with in-laws.
“To elaborate on this point. Bol Ring brought in more than 30 relatives from the Village (Wunrock) and employed them in high grades probably from grade sixteen to eighteen. Many of his relatives whom he employed are unqualified. After giving them contracts, he assigned all of them in key and luxurious departments in Nilepet. The leadership of South Sudan Anti Corruption Forum compiled all the seventy names of Padhieu Clan members who were recruited into Nilepet by Bol Ring.
“In addition, Bol Ring has sidelined and relieve most of the competent and educated staffs who are against his corrupt policies. The clear example is the relieve of Cde. Ring Deng Ajing from the position of Petrol Station Manager. He (Ring Deng Ajing) is a master degree holder in art and diplomatic relations, from University of Juba. He is a man who doesn’t tolerate nonsenses and corruption.
“The leadership of South Sudan Anti Corruption Forum has really appreciated Ring Deng Ajing for standing firm against corruption.”