Looting alarms traders in Juba

Robert Pitia, head of CES Chamber of Commerce. (Photo file)

By Bida Elly David

The Central Equatoria State Chamber of Commerce yesterday said the business environment was heading for jeopardy as traders raise anxieties on day and night assaults on their enterprises by the gang group known as niggers operating in Juba. 

In an interview with No. 1 Citizen Newspaper yesterday, Robert Pitia, the chairperson of Central Equatoria State Chamber of Commerce said they have received several cases of harassment on foreign and domestic traders by the gang in the city especially night attacks involving forceful looting of property from the businessmen and women.

Mr. Pitia said on Sunday, a foreign trader in Kator was confronted, looted and beaten by a group of gang known as niggers to the extent of sustaining injuries all over his body as well as losing money from his sales.

He said the incident transpired at night when the business man was returning to his vicinity after long hours of entrepreneurial services to his customers.

Furthermore, he underscored that the presence of these gang groups in the city does not only impact individuals but also the entire nation’s security and the economy at large.

He urged the security department to quickly intervene and rescue the traders from facing harassments, attacks and humiliation from such groups and to maintain the business environment as secured and favourable.

Mr. Pitia reiterated that provision of tight security personnel for traders operating at night and evening hours should be prioritised for the safety of their goods and lives.

In continuation, he appreciated the city council and the police for having started the initiative of arresting them but much concern was needed to ensure protection of business people who operate up to eight in the night.

However, he said parental negligence, divorce, ignorance and lack of responsibility were major factors that contributed to the influx of such groups in town.

He urged parents to seriously mentor their children both physically and psychologically to enable them transform into good people.

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