Ministers Lomoro & Makuei decry corruption and lack of confidence in Kiir’s leadership: REALLY???

From different sources, JUN/23/2017, SSN;

Two senior South Sudanese ministers and longest serving favorites who have been the staunchest supporters of the president in the government surprisingly have decried high levels of corruption, poor governance and loss of public trust in President Salva Kiir’s administration.

Really!! Is there any shred of credibility in the talk? As some of the greatest beneficiaries of the corruption, the two duplicitous and most vociferous spokesmen of the government have persistently criticized any opposition against Kiir’s leadership.

Reportedly, these two loud-mouthed government supporters have allegedly financially benefited tremendously from president Kiir favoritism.

Elia Lomoro, the Cabinet Affairs minister and a close ally of the president, said the government and its institutions lacked accountability, transparency and rule of law.

“I know all sorts of malpractices in the government have contributed negatively to the perception of the citizens,” Mr Lomoro said during the National Consultative Symposium on Good Governance and Democracy held in Juba on Thursday.

“The final step in bad governance is corruption.”

He said the country was heading in the wrong direction and its political leaders, including himself, are not doing enough to deal with the troubles.

“Addressing these issues now require political will to adopt and embrace practices aimed at encouraging democratic governance,” he added.

Echoing similar remarks, Information minister Michael Makuei Lueth pointed the finger at “some officials” who, he said, were disregarding the principles of transparency and accountability.

Without naming the officials, Mr Makuei accused them of looting state resources and compromising the government’s chance of winning in the 2018 General Election.

“The trust, the confidence is lost. We lost it simply because some of us did not care about all these principles,” Mr Makuei said, adding that “as a result the people lost trust in their government simply because of the conduct of the few.”

“If we don’t go down to address them then South Sudan will not be at peace,” he said.

War-torn South Sudan has been mired by civil conflict since 2013 that has seen thousands die and millions forced to flee to neighbouring countries. According to UN, about half of the population also faces extreme food insecurity.

South Sudan is also ranked as the most corrupt country in the world by Transparency International.

It is the first time that serving ministers expressed unfavourable remarks about the government. Others who have done so quit office.

Will Lomoro and Macuei now quit the so-called ‘corrupt’ Kiir government???


  1. Bismark says:

    The two hooligans are pretending to come out of their corruption cocoons!! How credible are they? They have forgotten they have the blood of innocent South Sudanese people in their mouths, hands and homes because of their support to the evil government of Jieng Council of Elders. Their words must be accompanied by action if this country is to be a real country otherwise it will continue to be a replica of Akon village.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      Brother Bismark,
      It’s long overdue to see these two roguish ministers, Lomoro and Makuei, coming out pretending to criticize the diabolical regime that they have so strongly supported since 2005. Hundreds have innocently died under their very watch and yet not a single word ever evinced from their traitorous mouths.
      When those innocent villagers of Wonduruba were viciously massacred by the jieng Mathiang Anyoor last year, what did Lomoro, as the area MP representative, do? NOTHING!!
      Does Lomoro really have any political base anywhere in Equatoria? NO.
      He is better known for having a good vivacious playboy and Whisky-drinking relationship with president Kiir, as well as their collaboration in the ongoing corruption and looting, and that’s what actually is sustaining him in the Kiir jieng-dominated cabinet.
      Kiir must surely have forgiven Lomoro for his drunken utterances during that seminar because Kiir fully understands Lomoro’s psychological traits.

  2. JB says:

    Well, at long last, chickens coming home to roost?!

  3. Deng Hanbol says:

    Lomoro and Makuei are planning to defect since they know that the fall of Kiir and Taban rotten government is a matter of time.

    • info@southsudannation says:

      Deng Hanbol,
      Where will they defect to?
      I’m sure no group will ever take these two cowards.

      • Deng Hanbol says:

        Editor,you’re absolutely right neither the SPLA IO nor the DCP or the NSF will accept these two infamous mafia members Walai.

  4. Gatdarwich says:

    Makuei liar is one of the engineers of the current tribal war campaign which Dinka and their mercenaries are waging against the 63 patriot tribes in South Sudan. Dinka are using the national-financial incomes to financed their tribal war period

  5. Deng Hanbol says:

    The fact is, Jaang’s kingdom will fall, but the Naath, Collo, Equatorians as well as Western Bahr el Ghazal collation is indestructible Wali.

  6. mading says:

    Ngagaat Gatdarwich, and Editor. Don’t celebrate yet with your brother Nyagaat Deng Handbol. These two ministers are not going anywhere, instead it is rebels who are running to them in Juba. because their stolen money is running low in the hotels they have been enjoying themselves in outside South Sudan.

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