Lakes state, News

Awerial town clerk to investigate rejection of small SSP notes in Mingkaman market

By Yang Ater Yang.

Awerial County town clerk in Lakes State is setting up a five-member committee to investigate traders for refusing small denomination currency for transaction in Mingkaman, market.

The traders have rejected South Sudanese Pounds notes of 10, 20 and 25 from the citizens who wanted to buy food items, and other essential commodities from the local market.

Abraham Deng Cuei told No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper that he received several complaints from the local in Awerial and Mingkaman markets.

He said, he has invited representative of the traders in Mingkaman market to discuss with him the reason why they are refusing to accept the SSP denomination of 10, 20 and 25 SSP.

“I have held a meeting with traders, and asked them why they refused to accept 10, 20 and 25 SSP from the local citizen who wanted to buy items from the market, but they (traders) explained to me that the small legal tender has lost value and it can’t cope with the market prices,” he said.

“I asked them to (report) back to the market for another discussion but until now they didn’t report back for a final meeting,” he added.

Deng said he will still form a 5 members committee to assess and investigate the reason why traders refused to accept the 10, 20, and 25 SSP from the local citizen.

Meanwhile when contacted, Andrew Wal Wuoi , a local citizen from IDPs in Mingkaman town narrated that a relative sent him 6,600 SSP of 10; 20; and 25 SSP from Bor to buy at least 10 kg of maize flour “for my family but traders in Mingkaman refused to accept the money”.

“Now, I am still wondering with 6,600 SSP in my hands. I have tried to send them back to Bor through mobile money transfer, but they are also refusing 10, 20 and 25 SSP and these small legal tenders of 10,20 and 25 SSP are working there in Bor town,” Wal decried.

“I don’t know why traders refused to accept,” he questioned.

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