Juba City Council blasted over garbage pile ups

Juba City Council blasted over garbage pile ups
Uncollected garbage has become a common phenomenon in Juba. [Photo: Keji Janefer]

​A Juba-based civil activist has blamed the city council for failing to control illegal dumping of waste on the streets.

Soro Jokudu said the council has also failed to promptly pick up the garbage adding that the waste sometimes takes upto a week before they are collected.

Jokudu warns that city residents are now staring at a possible outbreak of diseases and environmental degradation.

“I urge you to show leadership and act now to solve the issue of illegal dumping,” he added

Jokodu added that Juba City Council should up its capacity to deal with the matter pronto.

He urged the mayor to act with immediate effect to make Juba City clean. “The littering is unhealthy for both humans and the environment.”

He added that based on the views of the public, some said they have nowhere to dump except on the roadside.
“Rampant littering has to be addressed.

He blamed the city council for neglecting services​.​

Also, Soro advised East Africa, Go Green Company, Juba City’s partners in waste management, to put more effort into collecting the garbage.

Residents say that city authorities directed them to put garbage at central collection points but the delay in picking​ it​ ​up now poses a severe health​​ hazard to them.

“They will tell us to gather your garbage here we will collect after six days but they will come after three weeks or even a month,” the resident only identified as Khamis complained.