Gov’t to improve on traffic jam in Juba

By Atimaku Joan

The government is in the process of improving the increasing rate of traffic jam in Juba.

The Deputy Inspector General of South Sudan National Police Service  Lt. Gen James Pui Yak revealed this during an interview with Juba Monitor yesterday after a one day’s workshop organized by the Ministry of Interior under the theme: Together to observe road safety.

According to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, the Ministry of Interior has prepared a list of challenges faced by the traffic sector and citizens on the roads of Juba which has been presented to Traffic Police and the City Council as one of the steps forward to address the causes of traffic congestion in the city.

“We thought it is a nice idea to gather all these people from the traffic police and then also people from the City Council so that they come together to discuss these problems in order for us to solve them,” said Lt. Gen. Yak.

He added that some of the listed challenges causing traffic congestion on the roads are lack of proper packing places and lack of road signs like zebra crossing and the spoilt traffic lights across the city.

Yak added that the workshop is mainly meant for the City Council because the ministry felt it was the work of city council to fix and address most of these problems adding that lack of parking places, road signs and the potholes on the streets are some of the short comings of City Council.

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