Commentary, Gadgets

Government institutions have a responsibility to honour civil servants by providing them with their rightful salaries and avoiding corruption that plagues our country, South Sudan.

When directors engage in salary deductions, it highlights the reality of corruption within our nation. Deductions from salaries, and elimination of benefits such as medical insurance and Easter bonuses, particularly during these challenging economic times, erode trust and create suffering for civil servants who rely on these incentives for motivation.

Government institutions should stand in solidarity with civil servants during times of hardship, which unfortunately does not seem to be the case. The lack of concern for the welfare of civil servants is evident, as there is no regard for their well-being or even their lives. In a country where bulletproofing seems to be the priority over tear gas, this situation becomes an advertisement for corruption. If this continues, it may lead to protests and the destruction of public offices as people fight for their rights. The suffering endured by the South Sudanese population, with economic hardships, hunger, and despair, bears a striking resemblance to the previous Sudanese regime. All hope for a better future in our country seems to be fading away.

It is discouraging to think that while South Sudan is heading towards an election, citizens are on the verge of dying from hunger. The politics in our country are difficult to comprehend, as leaders prioritize their own interests instead of working towards solutions that would benefit the people. The lack of plans to repatriate refugees further highlights this disregard for the welfare of our citizens.

Despite the challenging circumstances, civil servants should not lose hope. The decision to reduce salaries in percentage may be seen as a way to preserve staff positions during this economic crisis and ensure job security.

However, given the soaring value of the dollar and the magnitude of the crisis, it remains uncertain whether such measures will be effective.

I appeal to the government to prioritize the well-being of the people of South Sudan. Salaries should not be cut or delayed for more than 10 months, as it adds to the hardships already faced by the population.

God Bless South Sudan

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