Lobong urges traders to maintain fair pricing

Lobong urges traders to maintain fair pricing
Eastern Equatoria State Governor, Louis Lobong addresses the press in Torit yesterday [Photo: Moyo Jacob]

The Governor of Eastern Equatoria, Louis Lobong Lojore, has urged traders in the state to embrace transparency and ensure that ordinary citizens have equal access to goods in the state.

He said the traders must charge fairly to bring everyone on board to buy their goods.

“I admire your efforts to promote peace in the state through your Muslim faith, and especially since we know the majority of you are business people, you restrained our people from obtaining things of their choice through your good company.”

“But, most significantly, I want to encourage you to promote justice in your enterprises, particularly in your interactions with clients daily, “he said.

“Let us be the guardians of our brothers and sisters. Let us maintain the state’s security by requiring everyone to purchase something from the market, “Governor Lobong acknowledged.

He was addressing the Muslim faithful at the State House in Torit on Friday during a one-day breakfast supper.

Governor Lobong advised the traders in Torit and other counties to open up stores to services closer to the people.

“All I was asking of you was to ensure that everyone in the state has equal purchasing power, and by doing so, you would have made a significant contribution to bringing services to our people,” he added.

According to Lobong, everyone in the country has a responsibility to do their part to assist the government in providing good services to citizens.

“Yes, it is our obligation as a government to safeguard entrepreneurs, and it is the responsibility of business people to protect their buyers,” he said.

However, he emphasised his commitment to preserving business by maintaining peace in the state.

Lobong urged traders in the state to be patient as the government works to find a solution to the problems they are experiencing.

Embrace peace

Also, the Governor appealed to the Muslim community to spread the message of peace, love, unity, and reconciliation in the state.

He praised the citizens for their religious tolerance and urged them to cultivate a culture of hard work, respect, and discipline.

“Let’s work together to help our people grow into responsible citizens who are productive and self-sufficient. “We should be able to live without relying on aid and food imports,” Lobong said.