Oct 23, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Minister of Information and government spokesperson, Michael Makuei Lueth, has accused traders of having an ill-intentioned plan against the government.
On Thursday, the senior government official admitted that the current economic situation has gone from bad to worse and that citizens should have joined efforts to save the country’s economy.
“It is true that the economic situation in South Sudan is biting,” Makuei admits. “Citizens should not just be sitting and waiting for the government to resolve issues for them.”
“There is a lot of construction work; there is a lot of work all over Juba town,” the Information Minister stressed.
Makuei criticised the citizens for leaving blue-collar jobs to foreigners.
“Those who are working all over now are not South Sudanese because everybody wants a white-collar job, not knowing that there is no money in the white-collar job.”
South Sudan faces an economic crisis as the South Sudanese pound continues to depreciate against the US dollar on the black market.
Earlier this month, the government announced to change the country’s national currency in a bid to avert an economic collapse and hyperinflation.