South Sudan lawmakers and civil servants were last paid four months ago.
President Salva Kiir recently blamed the finance ministry for the delay in payments.
Kiir made the remarks while addressing national lawmakers at the opening of the parliament’s second session in Juba early this week.
In a speech to mark Independence Day in July, Kiir apologised to civil servants who went without salaries for several months, saying the failure was “caused by weak governance” in the departments supposed to raise the funds and pledged to personally get involved.
South Sudan heavily relies on oil revenue.
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