Juba City Quarter Council Chairpersons sworn in
Anna Kaku Samson, the Secretary General of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Jubek State |Photo| Sheila Ponnie
By Sheila Ponnie
Juba City Council has sworn in Fifty Quarter Council Chairpersons on Wednesday. The officers were expected to administer their respective areas as well as to coordinate with the Juba City Council.
Addressing the audience during the swearing in ceremony, Anna Kaku Samson, the Secretary General of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Jubek State has urged the Quarter Council to improve on their behaviours.
“Now you are given the responsibilities to take concern of the areas. You should be like a mother and father of the area you are allocated to. Work together with them (people in the area) and be a good learner,” she said.
She told the chairpersons to understand what the people want from them and put the requests into action so that the people would embrace their idea.
Ms Samson said the Quarter Council Chairperson had been appointed at the right time when peace has prevailed in the country.
“You are going to be ambassadors of peace in this town and South Sudan in general so go and sit together with your brothers and sisters in those areas and come together and tell them that here we are for peace let us sit together,” she told the Chairpersons of Quarter Council.
The Jubek State SPLM Secretary General continued that there was need to reconcile to focus on peace, saying nothing can exist without peace.
She further said that women, children and people living with disability have borne the brunt of the conflict, but said with the existence of peace, there would be no more suffering.
Ms Samson said that there are thirteen counties in Jubek State and she urged the Quarter Councils to move to the counties in order to extend the message of peace to the people at the grassroots.
Johnson Swaka, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Juba City Council said that the Quarter Council were to act as the eyes of the Government.
“You should solve the issues of the area and don’t assume that there is someone who will do your work. If people are complaining of lack of water, you should be able to solve the problem,” he said.