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Plans to clean Juba ahead of South Sudan independence celebrations

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By Ngor Arol Garang

April 27, 2011 (WAU) - The government of South Sudan on Wednesday called on the public to consider proper waste disposal in order to keep the regional capital of Juba clean for independence day on July 9.

Juba will be the capital of the new Republic of South Sudan in July after an internationally monitored referendum on self determination saw an overwhelmingly vote for independence.

The plebiscite was part of the 2005 peace agreement which the former Southern rebel movement, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the government of Sudan to end the over two decades years of north-south civil.

Juba will host the celebration on southern independence on July 9, with preparations underway to prepare the town for the arrival of international guests for the occasion. Steering ministerial and technical committees have been formed to prepare for the celebration.

The southern African countries of Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe among others have already received formal invitation messages from the government of South Sudan.

Among the subcommittees created to prepare Juba for the heads of state and foreign dignitaries a committee has been tasked to clean Juba.

Luka Monajo Tombe, minister of health in the southern government on Wednesday said his ministry in collaboration with government of central Equatoria State is working together to ensure regular cleaning and proper waste disposal are followed so that the town looks clean and sanitized in the eyes of visitors invited for the celebration.

"We have formed a joint committee,” said minister Tombe in an interview with Sudan Tribune on Wednesday. “We are working together to ensure regular cleaning and proper waste disposal methods are followed."

Juba residents have approved of the initiative. Lual Yual Deng Mawien, a resident of Juba told Sudan Tribune that he appreciated the initiative to clean the future capital.

"The call by minister of health the public is the only way to keep Juba clean. This is the best way to effectively enforce regulations on garbage collection in Juba and should be taken seriously. It is in the interest of both the local authorities and the communities they serve to implement effective garbage management strategies as the minister has advised," said Mawien.

The minister Tombe has directed the committee to ensure people dumping garbage in unauthorized places are brought before the law, saying local authorities should enforce laws on garbage dumping because they have the responsibility to ensure proper waste management in their respective jurisdictions.

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  • 28 April 2011 08:15, by rebelson

    A government that is corrupt cannot clean Juba, only the rebel will do it.

    rebelson, son of a rebel

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    • 28 April 2011 08:44, by Omoni jr

      All the true southerners,please just disregard this moron called Rebelson,is NOT southerner,just study his language careful,you can tell it,is a pure enemy of southerner regardless of region.
      Go to hell idiot or rebel fucking son.
      you will die with your fucking daddy too.

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    • 28 April 2011 08:53, by Hero

      Rebelson,

      "Empty vessel make noise" and exactly in this case, you are.therefore, you must understand that you need to stop unjustify vilification of the government,because it was duly elected by the people and it’s for the people and it’s now serving the people.No point at all for you to keep attacking the government and it must stop now.

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  • 28 April 2011 08:25, by amon

    We can’t clean the city while our hearts are not clean. We can’t just pretend and receive the world that our city is clean. Cleanliness starts from within, not from out side.

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  • 28 April 2011 10:49, by Ruru

    We are very are not yet born and if so let us not fool the rest of the world that we are clean and yet we are dity inside this South the country where its people are devil makers. Those who gonna come know who we are they can’t just judge us by our cover... I remember one day in Nairobi when the Vice President of United of America told out president Salva Kiir Mayardit that the leadership of Southern Sudan is not fair that the American government is happy with Kiir leadership I was shock when Kiir just kept silent I though he would say some at least small reaction as a human..nothing at all.

    Do you things time is near for us to lead Southerners with good governance and justice equality where every will be represented.

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  • 28 April 2011 10:54, by Ruru

    Correction of my article above, there was some era since one of my boss hurrying me up.

    We are not yet born and if so let us not fool the rest of the world that we are clean and yet we are dirty inside this South the country where its people are devil makers. Those who gonna come know who we are they can’t just judge us by our cover... I remember one day in Nairobi when the Vice President of United of America told out president Salva Kiir Mayardit that the leadership of Southern Sudan is not fair that the American government is not happy with Kiir leadership I was shock when Kiir just kept silent I though he would say some at least small reaction as a human..nothing at all.

    Do you things time is near for us to lead Southerners with good governance and justice equality where every will be represented.

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