Civil servants who unsuccessfully contested in last year’s general election but have sneaked back to office have been ordered to return government funds.
The President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a stern decree that orders civil servants who have been drawing salaries to return the moneys and vacate office immediately.
The decree says that the officers are in office illegally as the South Sudanese civil service regulations require individuals vying for elective positions to resign from office.
“This is to notify all the civil servants who contested in the 2010 general elections but lost to pay back remunerations they have been earning fraudulently because they decided to sneak back into their former positions in the civil service”, said Kiir.
“All the moneys unlawfully paid to those civil servants who are deemed to have resigned for having entered the 2010 April general elections race shall be refunded to the Government chest accordingly from the date they presumed to have resigned,” part of the decree reads.
The President’s order comes in the wake of intense efforts to streamline South Sudan’s civil service.
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