Governor directs state authorities to mobilize resources

By Bida Elly David

The governor of Central Equatoria State has directed the state revenue authority and Juba city Council to collectively work towards mobilizing resources to finance services delivery.

The governor made the statement yesterday during the swearing in Ceremony of the newly appointed Juba City deputy Mayor for administration and finance H.W Fredericko Nyokun and the commissioner general for State revenue authority Solomon Pitia Nyambur.

The oath taking was administered by Judge Muhammad Akol and presided over by the governor Emmanuel Adil at the State Government Secretariat General.

Recently, the governor of Central Equatoria State appointed two officials to the positions of deputy Mayor for finance and administration and the deputy commissioner general for the States revenue authority.

Despite the issued decree on the replacement of the predecessors, city council and the Islamic council remained in a desperate stage of court battle over management of some market enterprises. 

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Governor Adil re-directed the authorities of Juba City Council to redouble their efforts towards keeping Juba clean, green and safe as well as reorganize markets and roads connectivity within the City to enable the City regains its lively glory.

“The deputy mayor for administration and finance, state revenue authority and the city council should work as a team in mobilizing resources to enable the Government Finance its planned activities especially in the aspect of tangible service delivery to the people,” he said.

On his part, the Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement Agency, Isaac Moro Jenesio reiterated urgent need for the Mayor and his two deputies to exhibit spirit of synchronization and teamwork as they embark on discharging their responsibilities while upholding to protection of small scale businesses operating in the City.

He also stressed on a need for Juba City Council authorities to effect civic education to the City dwellers (business fraternity) to enable them know their obligations while fulfilling their respective dealings without any intrusions to the law enforcement agencies.

Communicating on representation of his collaborator, the Deputy Commissioner General of State Revenue Authority, Solomon Pitya Nyambur acknowledged the appointed authority for the trust bestowed upon them to serve in these highly sensitive Government institutions and reassured the leadership of their readiness to deliver up the task as expected by the State.

They promised to deliver services to the best of their abilities to ensure affirmative progress of the state to the next level.

The event was attended by the State Deputy Governor, Hon. Sarah Nene, State Advisors, the state minister of Cabinet affairs and other Government officials.

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