14 March 2012

South Sudan: Chamber of Commerce Committee to Meet Deputy Mayor - Amin

Juba — The Committee under the supervision of South Sudan Chamber of Commerce has a project of keep Juba clean before the rain season.

The head of the committee Amin Akasha Mohammed said yesterday in a brief meeting that by today 9 of them are supposed to meet Mayor but he is now out of the country so instead they are going to give a letter to the Deputy Mayor for the approval of their project, so that they can go ahead with their work.

Akasha said, the committee is formed of 15 members from Chamber of Commerce, 5 from Juba Council, 1 from Rajab payam, 1 from Southern Bari Payam,2 representatives from Ministry of Mining, 2 from Ministry of Information, 3 from South Sudan political parties, 2 from Ministry of Health both National and State governments, 2 from Women Union, 2 from Workers Trade Union, National Security, Advisor for Employees' Grievances Chamber, representatives from church and mosque, representatives from state and national parliaments and 5 representatives from Central Equatoria State, and others. But according to him the number will be 70 people.

Akasha said a lot of garbage comes from foreigners which constitute 80% and only 20% of the garbage comes from South Sudanese which means foreigners will contribute in the cleaning of Juba city and after the approval is given the committee will call for a joint meeting so as to come out with strong solution. Akasha said, foreigners living in Juba will contribute on keep Juba Clean and they are going to collect money from them, both governments at national and state levels, banks, companies, oil companies, markets, ministries, hotels and etc. The Mayor of Juba city has already approved the idea of keep Juba Clean.

Therefore he said, as citizens their duties are to contribute on development of the country. He said it is shameful for them to watch as too much garbage pile up in the town. They want Juba Executive Council to help them with their experience so that they can work properly without any difficulties. Akasha said took this decision because rains are about to come when diseases like cholera can be a threat.

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