By Bida Elly David
The acting national police spokesperson yesterday said the Ministries and Airport roads shall undergo tentative closure today as many heads of States and other invited guests shall be accessing them for their movement towards Dr. John Garang Mausoleum for the graduation.
The government last week invited heads of States from the neighboring countries and IGAD member States to come and witness the graduation of the first batch of the necessary unified forces today Tuesday August 30th 2022.
The general public was also invited to turn up in good number to witness the event as a millstone towards the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
Since the day was pronounced, a good number of soldiers have turned up for preparation to their various training zones upon communication by their concerned authority, the Joint Defense Board (JDB).
Speaking to the media, James Dak, the acting police spokesperson stated that five heads of States and governments were expected to arrive Juba today, Tuesday to attend the graduation of over 52,000 unified forces first batch.
He said that the above mentioned roads shall be reserved for the safety and the security of the foreign heads of States who will fully witness the graduation parade of the first phase of the forces in Juba.
“We have to make it clear that Juba International Airport and the Ministries roads are controlled. We have five heads of State who are coming to attend the graduation. So the roads will be temporarily closed until our guests arrive at the graduation scene till their departure,” he stated.
“We have been mandated according to articles 2,15,2011 to close roads based on any circumstance relating to crimes and other happenings. These roads will be closed as they will be on the use by our foreign guests as well as other delegates and after their departure, it will be opened to be accessed,” he added.
Dak also urged citizens to be cautious amid unnecessary movement as the occasion shall be happening.
He said security shall be normal and people should turn up to witness the remarkable occasion.