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South Darfur Health Ministry workers demand refund

June 29 - 2016 NYALA

The employees of the Ministry of Health in South Darfur have instructed the State Employees' Union to recover SDG133 ($22) deducted from their salaries for ‘sugar’.

A number of employees were surprised at the deduction, ostensibly for a sack of sugar provided by the Ministry for the month of Ramadan, to be paid back in instalments.

Many of the employees said they have not bought any sack of sugar at all.

Ibrahim Hassan Radwan, director of the audit for South Darfur, has revealed fraud and financial irregularities amounting to more than SDG480,000 ($79,000). The state has also lost fiscal revenues estimated at an annual amount of SDG38 million ($6.2 million).

On Monday, Radwan stated before the state legislative council that there are seven cases of embezzlement of public funds against which no action has been taken to recover the money.

Two cases of embezzlement are before the public prosecution.


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