March 25, 2016, If you thought wasteful government officials were only in Uganda, here comes South Sudan where a son of the Central Bank was paying a whopping $1.5 million (sh4.95 billion) to Kofi Olomide to perform in Juba for only three hours.
War torn South Sudan is one of the poorest countries on the planet with millions of its people living in abject poverty and thousands still in refugee camps.
The son of the central governor Cornelio Koryom sealed the deal with the Congolese musician in Europe. He even had the courage to pose for photographs with the veteran lingala performer.
There’s widespread belief that top government officials in South Sudan were very corrupt, raiding the Treasury at pleasure, which was one of the reasons Riek Machar waged war against President Salva Kiir in 2013.