New Juba City Councillors sworn in
By Kitab A Unango
The newly appointed Counsellors’ for Juba City Legislative Council were yesterday sworn in the offices.
The 35 counsellors where sworn in by the high court judge, Garang Ajak Deng before the Town Mayor Samir Khamis Suleman.
After swearing in, the new body voted for Peter Loro Paulino as the chairperson of the council and Bibian Abraham as the deputy.
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony at Kotor City Council Hall, Mayor Khamis congratulated the new councillors and called on them to ensure services were delivered to over 1.5 million residents of Juba without discrimination.
The Mayor said waste management had been one of the challenges to the City Council and others like crimes.
He pointed out that the counsellors should collaborate with local leaders in residential areas to make sure criminals were identified and punished.
He added that it was difficult to deliver services to the people in the town without Juba City Legislative Council, adding that their role would help in bringing positive service delivery.
“The population of Juba City needs services and delivery of services is not possible without you. You are very important in strengthening efforts of executives,” Mayor Khamis stressed.
He also told the new body to be ready to accept the forth coming dissolution and reconstitution of the new government as laid out in the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
“Let you know that this is the interim government. When the new government is be formed, Juba City Council will be dissolved and reconstituted,” he said.
Deputy Mayor for physical infrastructure, Thiik Thiik Mayardit called on the counsellors to cooperate and respect the rule of law in executing their duties.
“What is needed from you is cooperation among yourselves. Everything goes well when there is cooperation and respect,” Thiik urged the new counsellors.
Peter Loro Paulino, Chairperson of Juba City Legislative Council congratulated Gen. Augustino Jadalla, Governor of Jubek State for appointing the new team.
He assured the government and people of South Sudan that they would be transparent in executing their duties in accordance with laws of the country.