Public service minister in Yambio to oversee pension scheme
South Sudan's minister of public service Joseph Bangasi Bakasoro and a delegation from his ministry are in Western Equatoria State capital Yambio to assess the pension scheme and its challenges there.
Speaking to the media upon their arrival on Monday, Bakasoro said: "We have come today here in Yambio with my deputy Butrus Gali and Managing Director of Pensions Jacob Null with his members. We came to monitor the case of pensions, whether the money for pension is there or not, and where is it kept if it is there. Also, whether civil servants' files are there because the money for pension is the right of everyone who worked with the government."
Bakasoro urged the civil servants to use the correct procedure for their pension and post benefit he said
“I want to tell the public that there is a difference between pensions and post-service benefits for politicians. I heard some politicians wanted to go to court over post-service benefits, that is not a court case, just follow the legal procedure you will get your rights," he advised.
Meanwhile, Western Equatoria State governor, Alfred Futuyo Karaba welcomed the visit saying the payment of pension is crucial to improve the lives of civil servants who have served the nation in different capacities.
The public service ministry officials led by minister Bakasoro have been to Eastern Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal state for the same mission.