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South Sudan to Clean Up Civil Service, Oust Unqualified Workers

Sixty-five percent of South Sudan’s state workers may have falsified their credentials or be unqualified, and the government has started a campaign to root them out, Deputy Information Minister Atem Yaak Atem said.

Many state workers got their jobs through family connections, while others presented forged documents claiming false educational credentials, Atem said today in an interview in Juba, capital of newly independent South Sudan. The public sector, he said, is “in shambles.”