South Sudan parliament chief threatens to take actions against MPs who speaks to media

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The Speaker of South Sudan’s parliament, Lino Makana, has threatened actions against lawmakers who speaks to the media without his permission.

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Speaker of South Sudan Parliament Anthony Lino Makana (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

Addressing the lawmakers at the Freedom Hall on Monday, Makana said MPs are not allowed to speak to the media without having first being approved by him saying some of the statements lawmakers have made in recent days were not supposed to be publicized.

“The speaker is the spokesperson of the parliament. I don’t want any member of parliament to go and issue a statement on behalf of the parliament without authorization of the speaker,” Makana said.

“[This is] because the statements some honorable colleagues [made] to the media and they were talking things, which we as parliament, did not authorize them to talk about,” he added.

 

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