Foreign laws control petroleum industry-BOSS Governor

Moses Makur Deng, Central Bank Governor-Courtesy photo

By Bida Elly David

The Governor of Central Bank, Moses Makur Deng, said South Sudan petroleum laws are not benefiting the people of South Sudan since foreigners have taken into accounts their laws to control the oil sector.

For many years now, South Sudan’s oil sector especially the petroleum industry has been run and managed by foreign engineers who were claimed to have been experts with experience in the field. Almost all the technical departments at the oil sector allegedly malice South Sudanese from being get fair pay despite performing the same job with the foreign workers.

South Sudanese have been impeded when coming to remuneration (Salaries) while high salaries and wages have been in favor of foreign staff. The petroleum law has deliberated on the rights of South Sudanese being the leading majority in-terms of being beneficiaries but still, foreigners took the lead in almost all the departments.

Speaking during the on-going two-day review of the Country’s Petroleum laws, Moses Makur Deng the Governor of the Bank of Bank Sudan said the imposition of the foreign laws has exempted the citizens from benefiting the services that they would have accessed from their own resources.

He said that any act that is of South Sudanese origin must address issues of national employees especially protection of the environment and community welfare.

“Foreigners in South Sudan are using their own laws to control the petroleum industry. The national petroleum act that is of the origin of the Citizens must solve issues of national staff instead of foreign laws taking control of the petroleum act’’.

Furthermore, Makur said that the state through which foreigners are taking underrating the laws pertaining the petroleum industry will affect South Sudanese since they will not access services got from the revenue collected from the Petroleum sector.

He suggested that South Sudan Petroleum laws should be used in favor of the citizens to rate them as complete beneficiaries.

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