JUBA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's vice president said on Tuesday that rampant corruption amid intermittent insecurity is frustrating foreign investors in the country.

James Wani Igga, vice president for economic cluster said that without mitigating the two vices, investors will continue to shy away from the country.

"There is a need to fight corruption because there is no investor who can go to a country where corruption is prevailing," Igga told journalists in Juba.

South Sudan was ranked in the 2019 global corruption index by Transparency International at 179 out of 180 countries.

He disclosed that the economic cluster that he leads will fight corruption by all means.

The economic cluster was formed last year by President Salva Kiir to investigate irregularities in revenue collection with the aim of boosting the economy which has been crippled due to years of conflict.

Igga disclosed that the country is yet to guarantee maximum national security to create a conducive environment for investors, adding that implementing the 2018 revitalized peace agreement is also crucial to win investor confidence.

He warned that the presence of arms in the hands of civilians continues to remain a threat to investors.

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