South Sudan gov’t urged to pay soldiers on time to avoid crimes

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20 where they fought an armed group identified as SSAF(Photo: Gehtti Image)

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20 where they fought an armed group identified as SSAF(Photo: Gehtti Image)

August 28th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government has been urged to pay its soldiers salaries on time to avoid the rampant crimes taking place across the country including the capital Juba.

Soldiers in South Sudan sometimes goes between six month or one year without pay leading to criminal activities from members of the South Sudan army.

They are not receiving salaries. They are not been giving basic services properly. That is why sometimes you find that some of them they go off point,” Daniel Deng Bul, retired Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan told the Eye Radio.

So if we want to this country to be safe, let us take care of the army; let us take care of the police.

Giving them food, give them salaries, give them basic services like health and all these and their children are in the schools.

If you do that for that for the army, you will have a very decent army.”

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