In a shocking development, our investigation into Nile Petroleum Corporation has uncovered a disturbing trail of corruption under the leadership of Managing Director Eng. Bernard Amuor Makeny. Since his appointment, Makeny has been alleged to have orchestrated widespread embezzlement in the lucrative oil industry, causing the loss of millions of dollars.
Today, amidst these troubling allegations, a meeting took place at Nilepet involving secondees from three joint operating companies – DPOC, GPOC, and SPOC. While the meeting ostensibly focused on strategies to improve oil revenue, it is essential to question the integrity of the discussions, given the corruption allegations surrounding the management.
Undoubtedly, enhancing oil revenue is a critical aspect for Nilepet, as it directly impacts the economic growth and stability of South Sudan. The management’s deliberations on optimizing production, streamlining operations, and enhancing efficiency raise eyebrows, as it begs the question of whether these discussions genuinely aim to benefit the country or to further the personal gains of corrupt individuals.
Another topic addressed during the meeting was the secondee tariff, involving compensation and benefits for employees seconded from the joint operating companies. While it is crucial to establish a fair and competitive tariff to attract and retain top talent, in light of the corruption allegations, one can’t help but wonder whether this issue was manipulated to benefit the wrong individuals, potentially fueling the ongoing embezzlement schemes.
Furthermore, the reshuffling of Nilepet secondees from joint operating companies back to Nilepet raises suspicion. The decision to reassign these employees could have legitimate motivations such as organizational restructuring, skill reallocation, or strategic alignment. However, given the cloud of corruption hanging over Nilepet’s management, it is essential to scrutinize whether this reshuffling serves as a means to consolidate power and evade investigation.
The emphasis placed by the managing director on Nilepet’s role as a commercial wing of the government of South Sudan is concerning. While it highlights the corporation’s responsibility to contribute to national economic stability and growth, it also raises questions about the extent to which corrupt practices have infiltrated government institutions. This casts a troubling shadow over Nilepet’s position as a key player in South Sudan’s oil sector and its broader responsibility to act in the country’s best interests.
As our investigation deepens, we will be unrelenting in exposing the truth behind the corruption allegations plaguing Nile Petroleum Corporation. Stay tuned for more updates on this pressing issue, as we strive for transparency and accountability in the pursuit of justice.