The government is planning to introduce tax on South Sudanese and foreigners exiting the country.

According to the government’s 2016/17 fiscal year draft budget tabled in parliament this week, the government through the ministry of finance is planning to levy tax on citizens traveling out of the country by air.

The finance minister Stephen Dhieu said this is one of the government’s measures to meet its financial obligation of the 2016/17 fiscal year.

The fiscal year 2016/2017 draft budget revenue is estimated to be 22.3 billion pounds. Anthony Lino Makana, the speaker of the parliament has referred the draft budget to the Specialized Committees before further deliberation of its second readings within 21 days.

The proposed tax will be $20 or equivalent in pounds.