Whistleblowers disclose wide-spread corruption in Nilpet

Press Statement | On the rampant corruption in Nilpet under the leadership of Bol Ring Muorwel

Managing Director Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel | Photo: File

The leadership of South Sudan Anti-Corruption Forum would like to update the general public and the high leadership of the country, on the ongoing malpractices that are being practiced by the incumbent Managing Director Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel and his relatives.

The SSACF’s leadership is much concerned about the broad daylight looting of the Nilpet’s resources by Bol Ring and his relatives. Eng. Bol Ring unknowingly turned the national company into a clan entity and the public need to take this into consideration.

The top leadership of the country should intervene quickly and rescue the national company from collapsing by firing the corrupt managing director Eng. Bol Ring.
The leadership of South Sudan Anti-Corruption Forum (SSACF) made strong research on Nilpet Company surroundings and finally comfiled the following points that you need to intervene so that you liberate the innocent South Sudanese’s resources from being eaten by this man you appointed but turns into Hyena in a broad daylight looting Nilpet resources and hired people to defend him on social media (Deng Emmillo Mou) and many others.

1- The leadership of South Sudan Anti-Corruption Forum examined and found that the monthly salary designated for Managing Directors depending who is present as a Managing Director had been an amount of 1300$ with weekly allowance of 1000$. However a designated amount that an Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel refused to abide by but he instead changed his Managing Director’s monthly salary from 1300$ to 50,000$ with a weekly allowance of 70,000$. Which is a clear corruption on the broad daylight. He deserves to be relieved immediately.

2- The salary amount of a cashier in the National Oil Company all these years had been 800$ and an allowance of 300$, but when Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel entered as a Managing Director, he first of all relieved the innocent cashier (Chiek Reech) with his duties and appointed his brother’s son Ring Charles Mayen and changed the cashier’s salary from 800$ to 20,000$ with weekly allowance of 50,000$. Corruption and nepotism in action.

3- He currently bought an unbelievable luxurious building in Sudan Khartoum and he is building or constructing another wonderful tower in Uganda Kampala currently too through brother’s son Ring Charles Mayen who is in charge of all his uncle’s looted country’s resources. And more are yet to happen.

4- The Managing Director Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel rented the house here in juba for 5years with an amount of 3,000,000$. He did this in his arrival to the National Oil Company.

5- He bought 4 cars on his arrival to the company as his own, 1 prado, 2 V8 and 1 Land cruiser.

6- He diverted the company’s employees year bonus Clothes allowance into his private account, he also moves to divert the amount dedicated for Christmas occasion and other important feasts into his account also.

7- He (Managing Director) is planning to buy a cargo plane for the company at an amount of 45,000,000$ which is not an amount of buying when the citizens are hungry, civil servants have no salaries and when government is always on loan from other countries, waging a heavy debt that would have serious implications on the next generations.

With all these evidences, an Eng. Bol Ring Muorwel deserves immediate dismissal and taken for investigation. In this time of the implementation of the Revatlized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, South Sudanese are keenly checking on you the leaders of the Country to see who doesn’t hear the voices of people across the country, imagine that Bol got appointed recently into this sensitive Country’s position but in less than 6 months, he did all the listed above which is a clear disgraced to the high leadership of the country

Thank you!

Deng Tong Ariath,

President, South Sudan Anti-Corruption Forum, Juba, South Sudan

S. Sudan declares 2021 a “year of investment”, woos investors

South Sudan declares 2021 as a year of investment |Photo: Via Facebook

Dec 15, 2020 (Thessherald)–As the country continues to grapple with its faltering economy and increasing illiteracy rates, the Minister of Investment, Dr. Dhieu Mathok has announced that 2021 will be a year devoted to investment.

“2021 is the year for investments in South Sudan,” the Minister of Investment Dr. Dhieu Mathok has declared.

According to the World Bank, 98% of the government’s revenues currently comes from oil production, making it one of the oil-dependent countries in Africa.

Key factors that discourage foreign investments in South Sudan.

1: Insecurity across the country

Since the outbreak of violence in 2013, South Sudan has been a hotbed of widespread insecurity, and it is believed to be one of the main factors discouraging foreign companies from investing in the world’s youngest nation.

2: Corruption

The biggest elephant in the room is “corruption” and financial mismanagement. As a matter of fact, investors are not interested in putting their resources into an environment where their money would eventually end up being used in a dishonest manner.

3: Briberies and lack of transparency

In addition to corruption, bribery is another key element that makes it difficult for direct foreign investment to thrive.

According to Corruption Perception Index released in 2018, “South Sudan is perceived as one of the most corrupt countries in the world due to its constant social and economic crises, ranking an average score of 13 out of 100 countries.”

4: Absence of a regulatory body to supervise financial institutions

Economists and experts believe that, for FDI to be more effective in South Sudan, there must be an independent oversight body responsible for overseeing, regulating, and promoting monetary policies.

In October, the country appointed a Tanzanian national, Dr. Patrick Mugoya as Commissioner-General of the South Sudan National Revenue Authority – a body responsible for overseeing the country’s oil and non-oil revenues.