PENDING, six months’ hotel bills unpaid

By: Nema Juma

The chairperson of the National Committee for Security and Defense, Angelina Teny said hotels where they stay have not been paid for the last six months, adding that on 17th November, some members of the mechanisms have been evicted.

Speaking to the press, the Chairperson for the Committee on Security and Defense, Angelina said their situation and the humiliation that they undergone forced them to leave the hotels,” she said.

“We have had it and it has been echoed especially from the members of the government, people stay in the hotels but staying in those hotels, you stay without water, food and this has been happening for the last few months,” Angelina said.

She stated that people have been thrown out from a number of hotels and now you bring prominent leaders who are working on the peace implementation and you take them to small motels Atlabara where there is no electricity and even where they can’t get access to do some work.

“You need to realize that, the equation you are making basically doesn’t hold water in the sense that people have to live when they are doing their work and people have to live in the secured area,” Angelina said.

On Saturday, the SPLM/IO leader Dr. Riek Machar ordered all members of SPLM/IO who are staying in the hotels and are not assigned to any mechanism to vacate and find private accommodation or go to Wuna Aliet or Lobuju Cantonments.

Speaking to Juba Monitor newspaper on Phone last week, the SPLM/IO Director of information and Public Relations Puok Both Baluang said that his chairman Dr. Riek Machar said that those members can report to the nearest cantonment site or go back to Khartoum. 

He stated that for those who are non-military persons, they should go back to their houses in Juba if their houses are not occupied by the regime in Juba or they should return to where they used to be before they returned to Juba.

“The military personnel should report to the cantonment site because the security arrangement has not been implemented and there is no political stability in South Sudan so they will be risking themselves there in Juba,” Puok said.

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