South Sudan president sacks finance minister
Salva Kiir Mayardit replaces Salvatore Garang with Athian Diing
JUBA, South Sudan
South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his Minister of Finance and Planning Salvatore Garang and Acting National Revenue Authority Commissioner-General Erjok Bullen Geu amid an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.
A decree read on state-own television said Kiir replaced Garang with Athian Diing.
A reason was not given for the dismissals but it has been attributed to the economic crisis when civil servants spend almost four months without receiving salaries.
An official from the president’s office told Anadolu Agency that the changes are normal and the president is the only person who knows why the finance minister was removed.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.