22 C
Juba
Thursday, August 13, 2020

COVID-19 GLOBAL STATISTICS

20,971,375
Confirmed
Updated on August 13, 2020 8:17 pm
13,607,975
Recovered
Updated on August 13, 2020 8:17 pm
750,366
Deaths
Updated on August 13, 2020 8:17 pm
1FansLike
0FollowersFollow
Home Local news Officials are diverting non-oil revenues - Onyoti

Officials are diverting non-oil revenues – Onyoti

Author: Kelly Abale | Published: 28 mins ago

VP James Wani Igga and other officials arrive for inauguration of the One-Stop Border Post at Nimule on Thursday, Feb 6, 2020. This border is said to generate a big percentage of non-oil revenues | Credit | Okot Emmanuel

The Chairperson of the Economic Cluster subcommittee has called for thorough investigation into non-oil revenue that he says is being diverted into individual accounts

The non-oil revenues are by law wired into the account of the National Revenue Authority.

Established in 2018, the Revenue Authority is mandated to assess, collect, administrate and enforce laws relating to taxation and revenues.

The funds are collected through various taxes.

Onyoti Adigo, who heads the cabinet-level subcommittee, believes that import taxes among others are still being channeled into private bank accounts.

“Some accounts are being operated by customs officials themselves, not under the ministry of finance,” Adigo said, citing a preliminary investigation by the committee.

“So it’s a very serious situation which needs the government to be serious about, because it seems that little money is going to the government and huge money is going to individual accounts.”

Adigo – who was speaking during a visit to Nimule, the South Sudan major border crossing point – wants to know the people behind the illegal bank accounts amassing public wealth.

After the removal of Dr. Olympio Attipoe as the commissioner-general of the NRA, his successor Erjok Bullen, stopped the announcement of monthly collections.

Related article: NRA’s move to keep taxpayers in the dark criticized

As a result, little or nothing is know about monthly collections.

Besides, an investigative report by Eye Radio showed that the institution also immediately suspiciously started transferring some money.

Also read: More questions emerge as NRA explains away suspicious bank transfers

Total Page Visits: 151 – Today Page Visits: 151

Stay Connected

1FansLike
0FollowersFollow

Must Read

Coronavirus forces millions of Indian children to miss school | Coronavirus pandemic News

Millions of children in India are missing out on education as schools have been shut for five months now because of the coronavirus outbreak. India...

How the world reacted to UAE-Israel normalising diplomatic ties | Israel News

The United Arab Emirates has become the first Gulf Arab country to reach a deal on normalising relations with Israel, capping years of discreet contacts...

Why do Muslim American organisations still support the police? | George Floyd protests

Since the August 2014 murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and certainly, since the recent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, discussions around the destructive...

Mauritius oil spill: An alarm bell for environmental safety | Environment

It is a ship captain's worst nightmare - the sickening crash and the ear-splitting, grinding crescendo as your vessel runs up on a reef....

Related News

Coronavirus forces millions of Indian children to miss school | Coronavirus pandemic News

Millions of children in India are missing out on education as schools have been shut for five months now because of the coronavirus outbreak. India...

How the world reacted to UAE-Israel normalising diplomatic ties | Israel News

The United Arab Emirates has become the first Gulf Arab country to reach a deal on normalising relations with Israel, capping years of discreet contacts...

Why do Muslim American organisations still support the police? | George Floyd protests

Since the August 2014 murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and certainly, since the recent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, discussions around the destructive...

Mauritius oil spill: An alarm bell for environmental safety | Environment

It is a ship captain's worst nightmare - the sickening crash and the ear-splitting, grinding crescendo as your vessel runs up on a reef....

Trump says COVID-19 aid stalled over funds for US Postal Service | Trump News

The United States Postal Service (USPS) may be critical for a successful November election, but budget shortfalls and an unwillingness to assist from President Donald...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here