City Council vows demolition, warns residents against encroachment

By Bida Elly David

The Juba City Council’s Deputy Mayor for infrastructure and development has alerted citizens of demolition of any structure that encroaches beyond road circumference.

He pointed out that the authority of the city council would not spare any losses that would be incurred during the demolition exercise nor listen to any excuse.

He made the statement this week during their courtesy visit to inspect the removal and demolition of structures that encroached to the main roads at Hai Thoura making traffic congestion due to limited space.

On Monday, the Authorities of Juba City Council headed by the Mayor accompanied by his deputy for Infrastructure and Development paid a visit to Hai Thoura to  monitor the removal of structures that encroached to the roads. The major aim of the visit was also to mitigate difficulties amid the ongoing construction of the new road as an alternative road to facilitate the movement of people during the maintenance of Hai Thoura JCC Bridge.

Speaking to the media during the exercise, Thiik Thiik Mayardit the deputy mayor for infrastructure and development said the construction of structures has passively contributed towards narrowing of roads resulting into serious congestion and accidents.

He said that the demolition of the structures by the city council was an exercise done to benefit the entire public leaving within the jurisdiction of the Juba City through extension of the main roads to a wider stage to facilitate easy flow of traffic.

Meanwhile, Juba City Mayor Michael Lado Allah-Jabu requested the citizens to support the developmental initiatives of the City Council and urged them to respond positively during the relocation of their structures.

Lado also reiterated the need for the citizens to collectively aid the city authority in carrying the development initiative.

Deputy Mayor Thiik Thiik clarified to the people that the City Council’s authorities are there to demolish any encroachment for public benefits.

The infrastructural development came as social corporate responsibility taken by business people in collaboration with authorities of Juba City Council.

 In related development the authorities of Juba City Council also inspected an ongoing construction of the road joining St. Kizito to Nana Corner up-to Hai Mouna and alerted them to tolerate break down of road annexed structures.

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