South Sudan Parliament on September 26 appointed a Rwandan national, Eugene Torero to lead country’s Revenue body.
After heated debate on appointing a foreigner instead of a national as the General Director of the Revenue body, the transitional lawmakers approved the Rwandan national citing his experience in customs and revenue collection.
Eugene Torero is currently the Director of trade policy at Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA), a position he has held since October 2015.
Prior to this post, he headed the customs and taxes department in Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) between 2005-2010.
“He was a hardworking, innovative and focused on his daily duties,” his customs workmate speaking on condition of anonymity told KT Press.
David Nailo Mayo, South Sudan’s chairperson of the specialized committee in the parliament for economic planning told Sudan Tribune that South Sudan will benefit from his vast experience.
South Sudan’s economy relies on natural mineral resources, agriculture and crude oil.
According to South Sudanese Ministry of finance and economic planning, 98% of national budget is derived from oil revenues extracted from Bentiu, and Jonglei.
Torero becomes the second Rwandan citizen to head a foreign revenue body after Henry Gaperi who led Togolese revenue Authority – Office Togolais des Recettes (OTR) January 2014- February 2017.