Juba residents told to observe public hygiene  

Juba residents told to observe public hygiene  

The government of Central Equatoria State urged residents in Juba to keep the city clean and observe hygiene.

Speaking during the inauguration of the rehabilitated Albino Bridge in Kator, the Deputy Governor of Central Equatoria State, Sarah Nene, urged Kator residents to ensure no wastes are dumped on the bridge.

 “My people of Kator you have seen the bridge, keep it clean. We have the motto of our state government of Keep Juba Clean, Green, and beautiful,” Nene said.

“We can see the garbage from the eastern and western sides,” she added, referring to the garbage dumped close to the bridge.

“This message is going to the block directors to work hard on the cleaning, and quarter council to collect and assemble the waste for collection.  If there is anyone throwing garbage randomly, he or she will be punished,” the deputy governor added.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Juba City Council, Flora Gabriel also appealed to the residents of Kator block and the residents of Juba to prioritise cleanliness.

“We are seeing a lot of development within Juba and South Sudan, and I want you to make an effort and use this bridge in a good manner. I am also appealing to all the citizens to keep it clean. There is a lot of waste,” she said.

 “From today I want the people of Kator to keep Kator clean and to take whatever near the bridge and even in the surroundings.”

The Central Equatoria State Minister of Roads and Bridges, Moses Mawa, told the residents that the Japanese government is not building bridges for itself, but for the people of South Sudan.

 According to Mawa, since the bridges are for South Sudanese civilians, they need to maintain it.

“I am seeing waste here and you were happy that the bridge is going to be officially open, from now on, we want this bridge is maintained and to stay clean.”

He challenged the citizens to be responsible people and refrain from the culture of littering the towns.

“This behaviour of driving the car, throwing bottles of water randomly littering the town, are not for responsible citizens,” Mawa said.