South Sudan: Ordinary citizens have never benefited from oil revenue, says local leader

Author: Ann Garrison, San Francisco Bay View (USA), Published on: 30 August 2015

"South Sudan: African Union commission says oil resources must benefit the people for lasting peace"

Professor Horace Campbell says the recommendations of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, which include using the country’s oil wealth to benefit its people, must be implemented if there is to be any hope of lasting peace...

[Professor Campell: "] so the situation in South Sudan is one where the leaders have no accountability to the people of the South Sudan and they have money and property in Uganda, in Nairobi and in Addis Ababa. And the resources for the South Sudan should be used for the people of South Sudan so that they can have a better quality of life["]....[Ann Garrison: "] This is what I’ve noticed from the very beginning. When I first started reporting on this in December 2013...Mabior Garang de Mabior...said that the conflict had turned attention to the suffering of South Sudanese, but that they had been suffering like refugees before the conflict, because the oil revenues were not reaching them["].

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