VP Urges Politicians To Avoid Dependence On Party Funds

Vice President Dr. Riek Machar urged investors to focus on diversifying the private sector as it is one of the biggest sources of employment for the youth in the country. [Gurtong | File]

Dr. Riek speaking to the press at the government secretariat Juba has urged the politicians including all other government civil servants to invest in the private sector.

“I was talking with political parties and told them that look you got to ensure that you get away to maintain your livelihood. It will not be through politics,” Riek said.

“You will have to have a private business to do and you must separate your party funds from your private funds if you didn’t then you will get yourself into problems with your own party,” he added.

The VP has also urged investors and partners to focus on diversifying the private sector, saying it is one of the biggest sources of employment for the youth in the country.

He has called youth to explore the present necessary sources of employment in the private sector particularly casual works. He thumbed youth from the East African countries who are currently involved in all necessary types of casual works in South Sudan.

He said South Sudanese should move away from the culture of depending from government and political parties’ funds but devote to independent ways of managing them selves financially.

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