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I will deliver services, Mayor Flora

By William Madouk


Newly appointed Mayor of Juba, H.W Flora Gabriel Modi has promised to improve performance, uplift the city’s face by keeping it clean and green.

H.W. Modi, the first female mayor, was sworn in alongside deputies, Mogga Franco Wani, Thiik Thiik Mayardit and Emmanuel Juma Diya, on Saturday.

Speaking after her swearing-in, Mayor Modi pledged to work tirelessly to deliver services transparently and accountable.

“This appointment is an honor, and I am fully committed to working with my deputies to deliver services on the mandate trusted upon us,” said Ms. Modi.

“We will be working together in contributing and realizing our shared vision for the state by keeping JCC clean and green, security, clean drinking water and others within Juba City with integrity, transparency and accountability,” she added.

Governor Adil has directed the JCC leadership under Mrs. Modi, to prioritize cleaning Juba City and expanding the road network to decongest Juba City from persistent traffic jams.

Mr. Adil also urged officials to embrace a spirit of collegiality, regardless of their political affiliations, as they carry out their mandates.

Other officials who were sworn in are; the Chairperson of the State Anti-Corruption Commission, George Wani Elia, and Commissioner of Terekeka County, Towongo Stephen Micheal.

It also includes; the Coordinator of Wonduruba Administrative Payam, George Pitia Stephen as well as the Commissioner General of State Investment Authority/Corporation.

Last Friday, Central Equatoria state governor, Emmanuel Adil Anthony in a gubernatorial decree made prolific changes in Juba City Council and also in the state government.

Among which was the appointment of the.

H.W. Modi, who has become first female mayor of Juba as a result of the decree, replaces ex-acting mayor Khamis whose tenure in the office for barely lasted for 4 months.

He was relieved from the job after a video surfaced online of him slapping a hawker.

Members of parliament, civil society activists and citizens demanded the overseer’s immediate resignation or his sacking.

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