The branch manager of the Nile Commercial Bank in Juba has refuted media reports that the Government of Southern Sudan suspended her.
The Sudan Tribune website reported that Martha Michya had been suspended by the Government of Southern Sudan for allegedly accusing senior government officials for failing to pay back loans that they had borrowed.
Speaking to Sudan Radio Service from Juba on Thursday, Martha Michya said the report was untrue.
[Martha Michya]: “No, I was not suspended by the government. I work in Nile Commercial Bank. I was suspended by my office and not by the legislative assembly. They got the report from Sudan Tribune about me, and the office suspended me about it without any investigation. It’s not because of my work but because of what was written in Sudan Tribune.”
Nile Commercial Bank has been temporarily closed.
Speaking to Sudan Radio Service last week, a member of the board of directors of the bank attributed its closure to bankruptcy caused by outstanding loans and the bank’s rapid expansion within a year.
BBC World Service broadcasts to Juba in Southern Sudan and surrounding areas in Arabic on 90.0 FM and in English on 88.2 FM. In Northern Sudan: Khartoum 91.0 FM, Al Ubayyid 91.0 FM, Port Sudan 91.0 FM and Wad Madani 91.5 FM.
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