Mayor grieved as two Ugandans perish in fire outbreak

By Bida Elly David

The mayor of Juba city council was saddened by the demise of two Ugandans who perished after a carpentry and joinery workshop caught fire in Gudele one over the weekend.

A carpentry workshop at Gudele One over the weekend caught extreme fire burning two professional Ugandan carpenters and stationery into ashes.

Speaking to No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on Saturday, H.W Michael Lado Allah-Jabu, the Juba city mayor extended his message of condolence to the Ugandan community in Juba and the Embassy at large.

He said that Uganda and South Sudan have been very close to one another in the aspects of trade, culture and politics which strengthen their bilateral ties.

“We are here today to present our condolence to the Uganda community for having lost two of their members during a fire outbreak that caught a carpentry workshop in Gudele 1,” he said.

“We in the Juba City Council are saddened with the demise of our brothers and may their souls rest in eternal peace. Uganda and South Sudan are indeed sharing common activities in different areas. We are indeed grieved and we remain committed to working together in areas of cooperation,” the Mayor consoled the Ugandan community.

He also pointed out that they have laid a strategy to impose fines on street car and bike washers who shall be traced pouring water unnecessarily on the main roads as well as pronouncing punitive measures on tea sellers who use the main roads for dumping trashes and dirty water.

Juba City Council has recently issued a local order burning unnecessary littering of trashes along main roads in Juba and pronounced fines to anyone who shall not abide by the order. The order targeted street retailers such as tea boilers and car washers among many others.

H.W Allah-Jabu told No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper, that Gudele has become a dumping site of trash by street business vendors spoiling the look of the physical ecosystem and degrading the shape of the city.

He said that his office in conjunction with the administration of Munuki block have come up with the initiative to improve the road annexing Nile pet to Jebel Kujur Mountain.

“I have last time issued a local order burning dumping of rubbish on the main roads but to my surprise, the business people have turned deaf ears to my orders. We shall continue with the exercise and ensure that the city is kept clean for everyone,” he asserted.

“We are going to impose a fine of 50,000 South Sudanese pounds to any car washer who shall be littering on the main road by pouring water to spoil the road,” he reiterated.

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