Senior Government Officials Criticize the use of Luxurious Government Cars

Officials from the government of South Sudan have rapped the government over ‘expensive and luxurious’ cars used by government institutions.

Senior Government Officials Criticize the use of Luxurious Government Cars
Prof. Alfred Sebit Lokuji says there is need to get rid of the high fuel consuming luxurious cars. [Gurtong]

By Misuk Moses Mule

JUBA, 27 May 2013 [Gurtong] - The Acting Undersecretary in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology who is also a professor at the University of Juba, Prof. Alfred Sebit Lokuji publically criticized the government for purchasing expensive and luxurious cars.

“Let us get rid of these luxurious government cars as a matter of concern. Keep few for top most people who must receive top most visitors,” he said.

Prof. Lokuji said that the citizens are expectant and that the government should be able to copy a good example from Kenya and other countries. According to him, many basic things of water, health and road network are still lacking in the country.

He said the buying of cars like the V8’s is at the expense the people who expect services. He advised the government to think of the future children. He noted that development is measured by the least in the country and not the number of jets or expensive cars a few drive.

He called for dynamic and transparent people centered governance, saying there is need to revisit the budget next year. Nevertheless, he called for the empowering of the common man and urged government officials to stop greed.

Meanwhile Prof. Alfred Lodu Gore has stressed the need to offer services to the people, adding that there is need for government to follow the direction of the ordinary man.

“We must give our people something to believe that this is our state,” he said. The institutions of government use V8’s, a type of car that is believed to be expensive to maintain with a high fuel consumption rate.
 

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28/05/2013, 12:05 AM
 - Posted by justin Chicago Opiny
Professor Alfred Sebit I could feel your anger on how our goverment spend a lot of money on cars that are expensive and yet the street of our capital is full of children who do not even have a meal in a day and need goverment help which is not there.There is this Arabic proverb which says "Gonya bi nut godure" I don speak good Arabic but this proverb means a lot. This is also true of when both the muslims and the christian fast to feel and be in a position of a person who does not have enough to eat or nothinf at all.

Our leaders should one day go and sleep in the street with the homeless and see for themselves where the country is headed then they the government will think again. We still have a long way to go and should start from Zero and learn and develop bit by bit,slow but sure to reach our destination which is ultimate development. What is funny is that our government do not want to told what is going wrong because they know.

We should be the most lucky people because we would leaer from other countries where they went wrong and change direction. When shall we learn from our mistake and correct ourselves.One good idear when used and applied to the test and proved to work is more than a million Dollar. It is time we have to adopt and change and follow in the foot step of other countries that were succesful after they attained their independence. Live on what you have and think of others who do not have and share..There are a lot of things that need change for the better think in that direction and make the gap between the poor and the rich smaller and not widen it. We need a middle class when this happens then we are headed in the right dirwction
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