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Makuei says latest The Sentry report meant to blackmail

Author : | Published: Monday, June 5, 2017

The Minister of Information says a new report by advocacy campaigners The Sentry documenting allegation of lack of transparency is meant to blackmail the country.

Last week, the advocacy group, the Sentry, released a report titled “Making a Fortune While Making a Famine: the Illustrative Case of a South Sudanese General.”

The report used one general as a case and suggested that while some people are starving and conflict continues, a small group of senior military officers enriched themselves.

It says some generals have been establishing companies that have monopolized some sectors related to the army.

The report says an absence of the rule of law provides the potential for immense financial benefits for the leaders.

Speaking to reporters at the end of Council of Minister meeting, the Minister of Information, Michael Makuei dismissed the report, saying it meant to blackmail the country.

“These are reports which are not unsubstantiated, they are meant to blackmail and this is the unsubstantiated report,” said Michael.

The report also says current incentives favor extreme violence and grand corruption over peace and good governance.

It says some of these generals are making fortunes while thousands are facing famine.

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