Expert urges the government to prosecute corrupt officials

A renown legal practitioner, Justice Perpetua Ajongy, has urged the government to prosecute corrupt officials to stem the widespread misappropriation of public resources in South Sudan.

In an interview with Radio Miraya, Justice Perpetua said that turning a blind eye to high-level criminal activities and corruption obstructs the justice system and opens the way for impunity across the country.

According to Transparency International, the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, scored 12 points out of 100 on the 2019 and Corruption Perceptions Index.

Since the country gained independence in 2011, corruption has been on the rise, and officials accused of embezzlement have been released without facing the consequences of their actions.

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