AWEIL, September 6, 2015 [Gurtong] – Most of the KCB customers who use the dollar account services are stranded waiting for the supply of dollars from the main bank in Juba.
James Lual, a USD account customer at KCB in Aweil branch says he is frustrated because he has been unable to receive his last months’ salary.
“This is the first time the bank is lacking hard currency, and this has affected us as customers a lots because our monthly pay relies on the availability of hard currency so that we go and sell at the black market for sustaining our children.” She reiterated.
Meanwhile an official from KCB who who spoke to us on condition of anonymity confirmed the shortage of the USD in the bank.
“Yes, it is true that we have been running short of dollars since last week and we have been trying to convince our customers to wait patiently until we get another transfer from Juba anytime. The only problem is that, even Juba themselves are lacking the rotation of hard currencies. May be this is something that the National bank, our main supplier has to look into it otherwise, there is no alternative to this if no immediate action is taken on it.”