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Ghanaian man working as head of South Sudan’s revenue body fired

Former South Sudan National Revenue Authority Commissioner-General Dr. Olympio Attipoe (File/Supplied/Nyamilepdia)

August 26th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) –South Sudan Minister of Finance and Planning Salvatore Garang Mabiordit has dismissed a Ghanaian man who was hired in 2018 by President Salva Kiir to head the country’s National Revenue Authority.

The dismissal – by the finance minister – of Dr. Olympio Attipoe as Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) followed a long-sustained battle between South Sudan‘s parliament and the finance minister 2019/2020 fiscal budget deliberation.

Mabiordit in an order dated, 23rd of August 2019 terminated Dr. Attipoe’s contract as Commissioner-General of the South Sudan National Revenue Authority without giving any reason rather than exercising his powers.

Dr. Olympio Attipoe was appointed by President Kiir in 2018 with mandates of assessing, collecting, administrating and enforcing laws relating to taxation and revenues across the country.

Since his appointment, he established the Single Treasury Account, a public accounting system under which all government revenues, receipts, and income are collected into a single account.

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