Magwi — The newly appointed Magwi county commissioner in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Kingston Loduk has issued orders against trading in locally-brewed alcohol.
Commissioner Loduk said the decision was taken to encourage productivity in the state and ensure citizens remain vigilant on public security matters.
"It will also pave way for the development of human resources as well as the overall development of the county that is free from harm of the hazardous chemical liquor being used by its youth", said Loduk.
The new order, he stressed, take effect from next Monday and urged county authorities to act on anyone found to have violated the directive.
"Those involved in the selling, owning and storing of liquor are asked to take away these types of liquors from Magwi county", warned the commissioner.
Meanwhile, Magwi county authorities said that anyone caught selling, owning and storing locally-made alcohol would face tough penalties.