South Sudan asks donors to pay for a third of national budget
Friday July 7 2017
Dau presented a 46.5 billion South Sudan Pound (SSP) ($300 million) budget FY 2017/18 to ambassadors on Thursday, ahead of a presentation to parliament this month. TEA GRAPHIC NATION MEDIA GROUP
War-ravaged South Sudan needs donors to fund more than a third of its next budget, finance Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said, but countries are unwilling due to corruption and conflict.
South Sudan has been torn apart violently by civil war with more than a quarter of its 12 million fleeing their homes. Civil servants and soldiers go unpaid for months and hyperinflation rendering the money almost worthless.
Donors already pay for almost all health and education expenditure in South Sudan.