South Sudan’s President Kiir Signs Pension Act Into Law

South Sudan President Salva Kiir pictured at a past media conference. The new law now lays out the framework for pension system in the country’s civil service. [Gurtong | File]

The bill which was been passed by the South Sudan National Parliament months ago now lays out the framework for pension system in the country’s civil service.

“The President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir has signed into law the civil service Pension Act into law,” the State radio Juba said today.

The Act now enables government pay servants their pension, rubbing the challenge of legal procedure that grants government authority to sort out pension matters in the fledgling nation.

Despite the ascending of the Bill into law, the Director General of Pensions in the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Mr Thomas Tut last week said that government is however, waiting the enactment of the Civil Service Pension Scheme Bill which would allow the Pensions Fund to pay people, make deductions on incomes and transfer deducted monies from the Ministry of Finance to the pensions.

The Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development last week announced that it will spearhead the implementation of civil service reforms to ensure that all government institutions become more responsive and customer-conscious in service delivery.

The Advisor to the Minister for Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Mr Deng Chol, said the Ministry would establish a performance management system based on Khaedu, a South African concept meaning ‘challenge,’ to review the performance of government institutions and employees.

“Performance monitoring is a useful tool for ensuring cost-effective service delivery, transparency and accountability to be upheld to achieve efficiency, effectiveness, economy and integrity in implementing government policies and programmes,” said Chol.

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