18 Nov 2019

 

Wau: Eviction Of Former Employees From Government Houses

“The State Advisors, State Ministers and Director Generals of different ministries are renting houses, while others who are not government employees occupy government houses”.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 14, August, 2019 [GURTONG] - The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure in Wau State has ordered all former employees who are illegally occupying government houses to vacate the buildings immediately.

The move comes after more than six months of government asking the occupants to leave the houses for current government employees.

Wau State Minister of Physical Infrastructure Hon. Elia Kamilio Dimo, said the state government will not tolerate any more those who do not want to vacate. Some of these people, he said, had been occupying the buildings since 1970’s while their employment have ended.

He also said out of 5o homes only 15 houses have now been vacated.

“We have sent a notification to those who are occupying the government houses and are not working for the government, to tell us why they are still occupying the government houses?”

“We are trying to organize and find out to which government’s ministry or department these houses belong: Agriculture, Social Welfare, Education and so on,” said Kamilo.

“You cannot enter a government house and occupy it just like that. We are a country and we need to put systems in place; so we are targeting between 40 and 50 houses occupied by people who don’t have any work with the state government. Some of them are even working with NGOs,” he added.

“Instate of renting houses, they want to stay in government houses and not doing anything. Up to now, there have been evictions in15 houses and we will continue with the rest to make sure that all government houses are under full control of the state government.

“The State Advisors, State Ministers and Director Generals of different ministries are renting houses, while others who are not government employees occupy government houses”.
 

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14/08/2019, 12:01 PM
 - Posted by Jacob Akol
There is no doubt that this government's housing is a big scandal, particularly in Juba, where some ministers, government advisors and members of the security continue to live in hotels at public/government's expense. Hotels are getting rich on such rents, which often accumulate as a huge debt for the government to pay now or eventually. I wished the Ministry of Public Service would publish an inventory on all government's property in Juba and elsewhere in the country. A good start in Wau: Congratulations!
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