SPLA asked to stop ‘mingling’ with civilians at gas stations

All organized forces have been directed to refill their vehicles from designated stations, according to Brigadier-General Lul Ruai, the SPLA Spokesperson.

This comes after some members of the public complained about harassment and intimidation by men in military uniform at gas stations in Juba.

In Juba, the Nilepet station at Munuki will be used by the army alone.

“It’s not a total ban, it’s meant to stop inconveniencing other users….so that we stop mingling with civilians,” Brig. Ruai told Eye Radio.

Last month, President Salva Kiir issued an order forming a committee tasked with organizing proper distribution of fuel to filling stations.

Members of the public have been complaining about scarcity of fuel, which they say, hinders daily activities.

In Juba, only few gas stations have fuel. On the streets, a one and half liter bottle of fuel now costs 400 pounds.