Parliament Speaker for South Sudan resigns over mismanagement accusation
The parliamentary speaker for South Sudan has resigned on Monday after lawmakers threatened to impeach him for blocking attempts to combat corruption and mismanagement.
Parliamentary colleagues and fellow MP’s accused Anthony Lino Makana for failing to present to the auditor general and failing to follow up on anti-corruption reports with the parliament. He also blocked lawmakers from summoning ministers for questioning.
He also approved a loan of US$400mn from Afrexim Bank without brining it to the attention of the house as recommended by law.
Corruption in South Sudan has been rampant since it achieved independence in 2011.