“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 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.