Juba will settle its annual EAC dues by December 2019 but would assess how the community has benefited South Sudanese since joining in 2016.
According to sources, South Sudan has never refused to pay the annual EAC fees but had verbally notified the regional bloc, EAC, over possible delay in remittance and pledged to settle the arrears before the end of this year.
Juba regrets the ongoing tongue-waging against South Sudan, citing possible exit after clearance if EAC doesn’t respect and protect the sovereignty and integrity of its member states, sources.
Critic who declined mention lashed out at some members of EAC who are mocking South Sudan, challenging them to be mindful of the billions of U.S dollars they owe China instead of the little cash Juba owes what he described as “hungry community” which isn’t even helping the young nation addresses her challenges.
South Sudan has so far prioritized peace implementation, costing over $ 100 millions, making the country delay to meet its EAC obligations as all finances were directed towards the IGAD-mediated peace process.
via The Bell