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Juba mayor moans about garbage collection setback

Author: Alhadi Hawari | Published: Friday, April 28, 2023

Photo taken on Saturday, April 15, 2023, show accumulated heaps of garbage encroaching on the Custom Market Road in Juba. | Photo: Eye Radio.

The Mayor of Juba City Michael Ladu Allah-Jabu said disagreement between garbage-collection companies has affected hygiene and sanitation initiatives in the city.

Allah-Jabu said the ongoing legal battle between the East Africa Go-Green Company and another company has left a vacuum in garbage collection.

Residents of the three blocks of Juba Municipality have complained about poor waste management and accumulated garbage along the streets – raising fears of possible outbreaks of diseases.

The city residents blame the authorities, particularly Juba City Council for allegedly failing to manage waste even after collecting waste management fees from shops.

Speaking during Eye Radio’s Dawn Show on Friday, Allah-Jabu said the city council has no enough equipment to clean the residential areas since the suspension of the Go Green Company.

“In fact in Juba City Council we don’t have enough equipment to clean the city of Juba since the initiation of Juba City Council,” he said.

“So we thought we have to incorporate this company which is called East Africa Go Green Company which tasked them and we signed memorandum agreement with them in order to ensure that they keep Juba City clean and green at the same time.”

“But unfortunately after the company started working and it happens that they have their own internal problems. They took loan from another company which is called Simon Trading, after they were not able to comply with the obligations laid in the contract.”

Last year, the Juba City Council signed a 10-year contract with East Africa Go Green Company to tackle the compost collection problem and modernize waste disposal.

But the company has been dragged to court over borrowed money – leading to its suspension.

 

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