JUBA – The Mayor of Juba City Kalisto Lado Faustino in South Sudan has said they will demolish illegal shops and mini-markets in the city constructed along main roads in Juba City within seventy-two hours.
Kalisto disclosed he sent his team on Saturday to demolish shops constructed illegally along Juba airport roads and mini-markets in some parts of the city.
“Everybody who illegally built shops on the main roads should remove them immediately because this is a violation of the rules of the town planning board,” Kalisto told reporters yesterday upon his visit to the house of the wife of late SPLA fighter and Commander Kerbino Kuanyin Bol after the attack.
The mayor has given traders a 72-hours ultimatum to remove those houses.
“We are giving them 72-hours and after 72-hours exactly on Saturday my team will reach those areas and demolish all shops constructed there,” he said.
“Also a road coming from airport passing through a big tree known as Abyei in Thongpiny and all those chops built along the roads are going to be demolished as of Saturday,”
He noted that the aim of demolishing illegal is not for personal gain but to decongest the city by allowing for a free flow of traffic and pedestrian movement.
“We have also realized that there scatters and this area (Thongpiny) is a first-class area but it is now turned into a slum area and these practices are prohibited because it can promote crimes within the residential areas,” he said.