New York, 25 Sept 2023; In a startling turn of events at the United Nations sessions in New York, the massive South Sudanese delegation accompanying President Salva Kiir has reportedly run out of funds in just five days of their stay. The president has taken drastic measures to address the financial crisis.
According to close aid to the President in New York, President Salva Kiir has issued an order instructing the Ministry of Finance back in Juba to immediately release a staggering sum of $5 million from the national coffers to cover the expenses of the delegation. However, this move has ignited a firestorm of criticism and questions about the president's discretionary use of the country's finances.
Concerns are mounting as citizens across South Sudan face dire shortages in necessities, such as food, healthcare, and education. The apparent ease with which President Kiir can access and utilize national funds for personal and delegation expenses has led to accusations of financial mismanagement and corruption within his government.
As the nation grapples with these revelations, many call for transparency, accountability, and a reevaluation of how public funds are allocated. South Sudan's citizens are demanding that their government prioritize their well-being over lavish international appearances.
This situation raises urgent questions about the responsibility of using public resources and the need for greater oversight to ensure that people's needs are met before any extravagant international trips are undertaken. The eyes of the world are now on South Sudan as it confronts this challenging and controversial issue. Stay tuned for further updates
Nickson Jurgon Francis