By Maliap Madit Mabior, Kampala, Uganda
August 17, 2016 – Despite the fact that the economic crises our country is undergoing through are hard for one to place hope on someone tasked with the responsibility of managing our National Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning – MoFEP, one would still mention a word just because we live on hopes that things will work out.
Yes, the top objective of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning is managing public finances ensuring transparency and accountability – catering for government sectors financially and streamlining tax collection countrywide. If one could ask, has the ministry (previous ministers) adhered to this objective? Certainly we may or not have the answers.
However, it’s worth mentioning that the ministry or country has registered a number of successes since its inception (2005, 2011 – 2016) under different ministers. In 2012 – 2013, South Sudan was voted as the fastest growing country ever because of the initial promising start but then reversed. Yes, these crises could be blamed on political instability in the country. But from economic view point, it is wise saying that these economic hardships aren’t only politically created but weak economic – financial polices also added on. And with that, let me take you through the vision and mission statements of our Ministry of Finance and Economic – MoFEP.