WES: Security agents impound smuggled drugs in Terekeka

Margret Fouzia addressing community leaders, women, youth and religious leaders during a meeting in Lui Payam on Wednesday

By John Sylvester Timba

The Commissioner of Mundri East County in Western Equatoria State said the security agents in Terekeka County of Central Equatoria State have intercepted drugs consignments stolen from Lui hospital in Mundri East County. 

The drugs consignment belonging to Lui hospital, in Mundri East County of Western Equatoria State was seized in Tali Payam of Terekeka County in Central Equatoria State by security operatives.

However it still remained unclear how the drugs consignment left Lui hospital, in Mundri East and ended up in Tali Payam of Terekeka County where security agents managed to confiscate.

No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper’s efforts to contact the Mundri East County health department to understand the circumstance under which the drugs consignment were smuggled out of Lui hospital to Tali were not immediately successful by press time as the county health director failed to answer repeated calls.

The Commissioner of Mundri East County Margaret Fouzia, disclosed the drug smuggling incident to community leaders and stakeholders during a meeting she convened in Lui Payam on Wednesday.

Following the incident, Commissioner Fouzia had directed the police especially the department of Criminal Investigation Department to deploy its CID personnel in Lui Hospital if there are any drug consignments being delivered to the health facility.

The meeting which was attended by, community leaders, youth, women, elders, and religious leaders in Lui Payam was convened by the County Commissioner to discuss issues affecting the communities and find a way forward.

The attendees of the community meeting commended Commissioner Fouzia for convening the crucial meeting for the community to discuss outstanding issues facing them.

Meanwhile in another separate development, Mundri East County authorities urged the private institutions in the county to work closely with concerned authorities on ground in carrying development activities.

The appeal was made during the official launching of Blood Bank in Lui Hospital on Tuesday, Commissioner Margaret Fouzia encouraged the community members to donate blood to save the lives of people who might need blood donation to heal.

Hon. Fouzia said she have so far supported 35 patients with blood donation in the country.

Meanwhile, Amodu Abiojun the Coordinator for CUAMM also encouraged people to donate blood as giving is always caring.

He stated that blood donation is Universal, it doesn’t segregate where you come from which community but rather save the lives regardless, for instance pregnant mothers and many more who could be in dire need of blood donation.