Women call for deployment of police in Gudele area

Dusman Joyce James at the Transitional National Legislative Assembly on Tuesday (photo by Woja Emmanuel Wani)


By Woja Emmanuel Wani

The Chairperson of Women Parliamentary Caucus is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to deploy more officers in Gudele, Gurei and Lemon Gaba residential areas.

Dusman Joyce James said the presence of police in such volatile areas would help curb the increasing rate of crimes.

This remarks came amidst several reports about looting and raping of girls and women in the areas of Gudele, Gurei and Lemon Gaba.

Last week the police confirmed the killing of a pastor and his wife by unknown gunmen in Gudele.

The Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly Anthony Lino Makana also said another old woman was raped by about five armed men on Monday night.

Dusman told Juba Monitor that they were very concerned about the increase in violence against women urging the IGP to immediately deploy Police in those areas.

“We are getting a lot of violence reports against women and we are therefore calling for deployment of more officers in the area to track the culprits who are doing this barbaric acts so that they are brought to book,” Dusman said.

She questioned the operations of the Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras which were installed to maintain security in Juba.

“The authorities concerned should make proper use of the security cameras installed,” she added.

Last year  surveillance and drone cameras were launched with support from the Israeli incorporated project in 11 different locations aimed at enhancing security and safety in the capital Juba but since the launching no impacts seems to have been realized and women are questioning the authorities about whether the CCTV and drone cameras still exists.

Crimes of theft, looting and raping have escalated in Juba town for the last few weeks according to police reports.






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