Juba residents express health safety concerns over garbage

Juba residents express health safety concerns over garbage

Juba residents leaving in the opposite Konyo-Konyo cemetery in Hail Malakal have raised concerns over the choking pile of garbage that makes their lives unbearable.

According to the residents, the garbage has blocked the only water passage in the neighbourhood forcing the diversion of water and flooding.

At a press conference organised by the locals, Papi Alex, a representative of the Hai Malakal estate, said the pollution was getting out of hand and the residents were worried about their health and safety.

“The garbage point has caused a lot of problems in our neighbourhoods. One of them is that every time it rains, the waters cannot move through, and as a result, it floods, and our hours were normally occupied by water.”

“People from here were unable to sleep in their rooms after the most recent rain because the rooms were filled with water and the single water path was blocked by garbage,” he said.

Mr. Alex further expressed fears that the residents could be forced to migrate due to the stench.

He suggested that the only way to help the residents is by putting up a police station or preventing any further dumping there.

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