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Chambers of commerce yet to address traders’ grievances.

By Lodu William Odiya

The Central Equatoria state Chambers of Commerce is yet to meet Juba city council and some other institutions accused by traders in Juba for extorting money through heavy fines and multiple taxes as well as other fee charges.

Three days ago, the traders in Juba have threatened to close their shops in protest over the multiple taxes, fines and other fees levied on their businesses by the authorities of Juba City council.

However, when contacted by Juba Monitor yesterday, the chairman for Central Equatoria state Chambers of commerce, Mr. Robert Pitia Francis said that he was yet to meet other concerned authorities to discuss over the trader’s complaints.

“Today afternoon I am going to the office of IGP to present the resolution that we came up with, then I am going to copy to the Governor,Ministry of local government at state level and the Ministry of trade and industry” he said.

He further added that he would go to those ministries for follow up andarrangemeetings to discuss the circumstances facing the traders in the state.

“It will be basically this week, but we need before we meet, we need to make sure all the issues we discussed should be written and reach their first then we go”, he added.

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