Gov’t prepares data for EES pensioners

Gov’t prepares data for EES pensioners
Minister of Public Service, Joseph Bakasoro and Minister of Information (L) and Patrick Oting [M] in Torit town on Monday (photo credit: Courtesy)

The Minister of Public Service and Human Resources Development Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro is preparing the data for Eastern Equatoria State civil servants to clear off their pension.

A team of technocrats and headed by Mr. Bakosoro is in Torit to collect the data for civil servants who went without receiving retirement benefits from the government

The state minister of Information and Communication Patrick Oting said the team gathered a lot of information and that the final report will be out today (Friday).

He said the state government was told to prepare the data on the pension scheme for the government employees in the state.

“We have been informed that there is pension money which is in the bank that needs to be given to those who are going to retire.

 “Though the money is little it cannot stop to get prepared for that very important government’s plan,” Oting told The City Review in a telephone interview yesterday.

 “We are also part of the government and we have several people who are going to get that money. I cannot tell you the number because the team is still working on the data collection which will be finished tomorrow,” he added.

While addressing the media on Monday in Torit, Bakasoro said they had come to collect the data of the civil servants who retired and went home without pension.

The General Manager of the South Sudan National Pension Fund, Nul Jacob Mayendit, said there was a plan for the payment of the civil servants who got retired.

He said all the civil servants who began working in 2006 would be covered although a few of them had been sent home without pension.