The honorable Members of Parliament for South Sudan have jointly instructed President Salva Kiir to quickly address the deteriorating economic situation in the country worsening daily.
The parliamentary intervention comes in swiftly after the value of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) depreciated further against the dollar. A dollar is now trading at SSP500 as of last week, driving up the commodity prices up and the living standard beyond reach for ordinary citizens.
Currently, residential neighbourhoods near the River Nile are selling a drum of water at SP800, up from the previous SSP 700. The price of gasoline has risen to SSP 700 per litre, and the transport cost from Munuki to Juba Town, for example now costing SSP 400.