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Makana quits

Author: Staff Writer | Published: Sunday, December 8, 2019

TNLA former Speaker Hon. Anthony Lino Makana during a parliamentary session on June 20, 2019 | Credit | Joakino Francis/Eye Radio

The Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly has stepped down amidst mismanagement allegations.

Recently, an MP told Hon. Anthony Lino Makana to  step down if he wants to be respected.

The SPLM parliamentary cause had given him 72 hours to resign or face impeachment.

“As you (Lawmakers) requested me to do so, through the emissaries that you sent to me,” Makana said after the SPLM caucus meeting chaired by President Kiir in Juba on Sunday evening.

“Therefore, with the strength of this letter, I hereby humbly and respectively tender my resignation as the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly. Thank you.”

Amongst the 12 reasons outlined, the MPs said the TNLA Speaker failed to properly manage the august house.

They accused the Speaker of failing to present the Auditor General’s and the anti-corruption reports to the parliament, and failing to renovate the parliament building.

The MPs also said Hon Makana prevented summons of ministers, and reported to security agents MPs during this year’s budget discussions.

He replaced Hon. Magok Rundial in August 2016.

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