Governor Adil directs Mayor to crack down city gangs

By Emelda Siama John Lopula

The Central Equatoria state Governor, Emmanuel Adil Anthony has directed the Mayor of Juba City Council, Michael Lado Allah-Jabu to redouble his effort on garbage management for city beautification and to crack down gangs in the city.

Speaking to the authorities of Juba City Council under the leadership of mayor Allah-Jabu yesterday, Governor Adil re-directed Michael Lado to redouble their efforts on garbage management, City beautification and cracking down on criminal gangs who are causing some pockets of insecurity within the City.

He also urged the City dwellers to exhibit maximum level of cooperation with the City authorities to enable them discharge on their pivotal role of keeping Juba clean, safe and green, noting that cleanness of the City remains as one of the responsibilities of any concerned citizen.

The Governor issued the statement during his final stages of the State peace dissemination tour in Juba City Council before embarking on his anticipated rallies in the administrative blocks constituting Juba City Council.

On the growing public outcry on the disappearance of public opened spaces within Juba City, Governor Adil also directed the City Council authorities to jointly with the legislative arm of the council chart a pathway to deal with such illegal practices in the City.

“The environments should be clean so that sicknesses should not come, sickness like cholera, and the cemetery that is around Konyo-Konyo should be fenced up and closed, the people who stay there should be relocated and the issues of Torontos, niggers, I have ordered five vehicles, if they are stubborn, we will collect and take them to jail,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement Agency, Moro Isaac Jenesio affirmed his ministry’s readiness to work closely with the City authorities in consolidating their sustained efforts on uplifting the face of the Nation by adapting more trans-formative initiatives that befits standardized City status.

“Juba city council has been carrying the burden of entire country because Juba city is the face of government of South Sudan and there is a lot of pressure in the city, each and every local government institution is establish based on his Capacity, but we continue pursue in the national government that city council is supported because there is no city all over the world that can grow with the little resources that they get from the taxes within the city,” he said.

Moro stated that the city council has the responsibility to protect and retake the Government property from the individuals.

“I want to assure you that within few weeks, the city will be basically clean, the parts that the local Government is working on is clean,” he said.

For his part, the Mayor of Juba City Council, Michael Lado reiterated his administration commitment towards full operationalization of the Digital revenue collection system to enhance transparency, trust and ease operations in the City.

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