MAYOR-No compensation for demolition
By Atimaku Joan
Juba City Mayor yesterday said that there was no compensation for the demolished buildings within the city.
This followed the exercise that was conducted by the City Council last weekend in Juba along Hai Thoura-Buluk road.
Speaking to Juba Monitor on phone, the Juba City MayorKalisto Lado said that the demolition exercise was a continuous process adding that he would demolish any building encroaching in the internal and on the main road in the city because such buildings were illegal and there was no compensation for the owners.
“It will continue in all the areas within Juba City Council so any encroachment to the road and whoever builds beyond plotsallocated to them, we will demolish them and not compensate the owners,” said Kalisto.
He revealed that the council would go ahead to make procedures to hand people who construct beyond the allocated space to the court for trials and for being against the law.
The Mayor said some people who were given plots of 40 by 40 as a first-class had often extend them to 40 by 50 square meters addingsuch illegal extension wouldhave to be demolished.
He urged the public to respect the laws and cooperate with the government to avoid inconveniences by constructing on the exact land apportioned by the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development.
He added that this would benefit the public because it will reduce traffic and control parking of vehicles along the road.