Juba, South Sudan,
May 8, 2021 — Briefing president Salva Kiir on Thursday at J1, the Deputy Commissioner-General of National Revenue Authority Africano Mande narrates that South Sudan, a country that heavily depends on oil, is now raising three times as much as its used to raised in its non-oil revenues.
According to Mr. Mande, the country now collects over 5 billion South Sudanese Pounds and more than 10 million US dollars monthly from the non- oil revenue which he describes as an achievement compared to the past six months.
In his remarks to the media after the meeting, Africano said they have recorded a tremendous achievements in the revenue collections, stating that they have tripled the level of revenue being collected monthly this year.
Africano further reiterated that the major concern now is that although the South Sudanese Pounds is gaining value, prices are still soaring and therefore he calls on various market actors to reflect current currency appreciation in their prices by reducing prices that were driven up by the inflation.
According to the press secretary office of the president, this achievement level in the revenue collections happened because of the bold decisions taken by the President to constitute Public Finance Management and oversight Committee, and also Economic Crisis Management Committee tasked to ensure that the economic sector is reformed based on the directives of the President.
In attendance was the Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin.