JUBA – The designated Chairperson of Information at South Sudan Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) Paul Yoane Bonju has said that South Sudanese are losing jobs to foreigners.
Speaking after a parliamentary sitting on Wednesday in Juba, Bonju expressed concerns about South Sudanese missing out on jobs to foreigners during this economic crisis imposed by war and the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
“Our market is dominated by foreigners and if you look at the food industry, 90% of our food is brought from Uganda and Eritrean and Ethiopian have taken over the water industry and hotels,” Bonju said.
Bonju said that most foreigners operating in the country have taken over the business sector in the country pointing out that the country is feeding on substandard food due to its inability to produce its own food.
“It is a threat to South Sudanese because we are independence and sovereign country and the food we eat is substandard, it is not original food and if we don’t get up on our feet and cultivate, I don’t think to call ourselves proudly has people of this country,” he said.
He urged South Sudanese to produce their own food to mitigate issues of food insecurity.
“We need to produce food for ourselves and we need to be seen also taking trade especially the youth people,” he said.