Authorities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal has suspended two officials from Relief and Rehabilitation Commission in the state for allegedly auctioning public vehicle allocated to RRC office in Aweil.
Official says the immunity for the two officials, the chairperson Susan John Madut, and her deputy Dominic Kang Deng is waived so that they appear to the committee to answer questions related to the car sell.
The deputy governor who is the acting governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal Tong Lual Ayat signed the order waiving the immunity of the two officials quoting case number (288) and according to under section (348) of South Sudan penal code Act 2008.
“Dear Molana Deng Majak
On behalf of the state government, I would like to take this grateful privilege to inform your highest office that your request to remove immunity of Hon. Susan John Madut and Hon. Dominic Kang Deng as the state RRC Chairperson and Deputy has been approved to all of them to meet with a legal investigation team for further interrogation case number (288) and according to under section (348) of South Sudan penal code Act 2008”.
Hon. William Anyuon Kuol, is the state minister of information and communication in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. He says the committee will start the process of investigation this week to call the suspended officials to get facts from them.
Last month the government confiscated the vehicle saying the car had been sold without the knowledge of the state government. The Toyota land cruiser hard top three door belong to YDK company was commandeered from the driver in Wunrok Payam in Warrap state on its way to Amiet market for resell by the company.
The RRC chairperson Susan John Madut defended her decision saying they made the decision to sale the vehicle with knowledge of their head office in Juba that allocated the vehicle to the state.
She says they used the money to purchase a small car and two motorbikes for RRC staff because the vehicle wasn’t meeting the need of the office and had multiple mechanical issues. Ms. John says the car and motorbikes are on their way to be delivered to the state for use by the RRC office.
Dominic Kang Deng is the deputy chairperson of the RRC in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. He spokes to Akol Yam 91 FM in Aweil about their suspension and the removal of their immunity saying they respect the decision of the senior.
“In fact, we are appointed by presidency including the deputy if we came to reality than presidency should relieves us from our position”.
He says they are prepared to meet the committee that was formed to investigate them.