The budget session in South Sudan faces a boycott from the opposition.


Opposition members in South Sudan have decided to boycott the budget session, causing a delay in the approval of the national budget for 2023-2024. 

This move was triggered by their disagreement with the ruling party over a suggested pay raise for government employees.

 The opposition, represented by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), led by First Vice President Riek Machar, is pushing for a substantial 600% increase in civil servants' salaries, citing the need to cope with the high cost of living. 

On the other hand, the Minister of Finance and Planning, Bak Barnaba Chol, is adamant about a lower 400% salary raise and urges the MPs to move forward with this proposal.

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