South Sudan president sacks finance minister

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March 12, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir sacked the country’s finance minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau on Monday evening.

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South Sudan minister Stephen Dhieu Dau (Getty photo)

Salvatore Garang Mabiordit Wol, a former technical advisor in the trade ministry, replaces Dau, the state-owned television (SSBC) announced.

It remains unclear why the South Sudanese leader sacked the opted to sack the finance minister, who was appointed minister in July 2016.

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Analysts, however, attribute the president’s unexpected decision to the rising inflation in the country, worsened by the ongoing civil war.

The president, in a separate decree, appointed Erjok Bullen Geu as the deputy commissioner general of the National Revenue Authority.

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