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CEPO Statement in Support to fight Corruption in the Nation.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization

                             Email: ceposouthsudan@gmail.com                           25th. 03 .2020

Press Statement on declaration to fight Corruption in South Sudan.

Juba 20th March 2020, President Salva Kiir and his 1st deputy Dr Riek Machar requested Ministers to fight corruption as they rollout government programs. This came during the first cabinet meeting in Juba six days after the appointment of national ministers. Information Minister Michael Makuei told reporters after the meeting on Wednesday that Kiir and Machar said the war against corruption must succeed.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization welcomes the call of H.E the President and 1st Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan. The demand is remarkable and such calls were made but none of them translated into practical actions for instance the Presidency call for the investigation of the oil pre-sale late 2019.

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says corruption is one of the practices that political elites are involved, and it seriously contributes to the denial of adequate delivery of social service to the citizens of the Republic of South Sudan.

It’s time for the presidency of the revitalized transitional government of national unity to adapt formal government checklist to eliminate corruption during the lifespan of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity. Short of proper revised government framework for fighting corruption may allow some of the Ministers and other government officials at their various capacities to  undermine the call of the presidency.  Yakani worried.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization is urging the Revitalized transitional government of national unity presidency to take stronger measures to combat  any practices of corruption during the transitional period from 2020 – 2023.