JUBA – South Sudan’s Warrap state has announced that it has collected at least 39 million South Sudanese Pounds and 99,000 U.S dollars in non-oil revenues in the last two months.
The milestone in revenue collection comes following the establishment of an independent State Revenue Authority on November 1st 2021.
The State Revenue Authority is tasked by the law with the responsibility to collect and manage revenues as well as promoting transparency and accountability.
In a statement Warrap State Governor Gen. Aleu Ayieny Aleu described the increase in collection of non-oil resources as a milestone that will enhance level of transparency and accountability in the management of resource.
Gen. Aleu disclosed that the money was collected between November and December last year.
“The grand total is thirty-nine, five hundred and thirty-six thousands, one hundred and sixty South Sudanese Pounds and additional ninety-nine thousands, nine hundred dollars,” Aleu said in the statement extended to Sudans Post on Monday
Aleu said his leadership would ensure that the resources are managed in a transparent and accountable manner.
“My leadership would ensure that there is transparency and on how state taxes is handle and chancel to the right programs such as provisions of cleaning drinking water, renovating hospitals, schools, and repairing internal roads to easy transportation and movement of people,” Aleu said.
Aleu said the state legislature will decide how the money will be utilized.
“This is tip of an ice barge as we have not started head count for about eight thousand, one hundred and seventy-six staff alleged to have been receiving salaries both in state and county workforce,” he said.
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