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South Sudan anti-corruption Tzar evicted from office over 7 million SSP debt

The South Sudan Anti-corruption Commission was on Monday evicted from it’s offices in Juba due to failure to pay 7.2 million South Sudanese Pounds in rent arrears.

This was confirmed by it’s Acting Executive Director, Jeramiah Ater in an interview with The Juba Echo in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

“The landlord closed the building because he has not been paid for one year now,” Ater said.

“We are currently stranded,” he added.

Ater said they have already submitted request for financial bail out to the ministry of finance.

He, however noted that the landlord will only open their offices once their bills are settled.

The Anti-Corruption Commission is constitutionally mandated to investigate and interrogate corruption in the youngest nation but it has been weakened by political interference over the years since independence of South Sudan in 2011.

The watch dog body is also underfunded to make it viable enough to tame runaway graft in the country where political elites were recently accused by the Sentry Report- a non-profit organization of profiteering from proceeds of war.

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