SUDAN WATCH: South Sudan, Western Bahr el-Ghazal: Corruption among top government officials is delaying development in the state

Friday, November 27, 2009

South Sudan, Western Bahr el-Ghazal: Corruption among top government officials is delaying development in the state

Lino Agustino Adam, the director-general of Public Service and Human Resource Development in Western Bahr el-Ghazal, southern Sudan, is calling on the government to take a lead in fighting corruption in the region.

Report by Sudan Radio Service - SRS:
27 November 2009 - (Wau) - Corruption among top government officials is delaying development in the state, according to Lino Agustino Adam, the director-general of Public Service and Human Resource Development in Western Bahr el-Ghazal.

Agustino says that most offices are occupied by incompetent people, adding that the state is spending money on the salaries of employees who don’t deliver services.

[Lino Agustino Adam]: “You find someone in government telling you that they want their friend or relation to be appointed or employed in some kind of job, without putting the person in the budget. You put them in a job that doesn't suit them. Then they come to you saying, “I am the sister, or I am the son or nephew of His Excellency”. Dressing themselves like a lord, with five pens in their breast pocket and strutting around with a briefcase, when you give them a desk, they cannot work!”

Lino Agustino Adam was speaking to Sudan Radio Service on Thursday in Wau.

He is calling on the government to take a lead in fighting corruption in the region.
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