Governor Clement Wani Konga in a past event, Juba [©Gurtong]
By Juma John Stephen
JUBA, 1 April 2011 [Gurtong] – The Central Equatoria, CES, Governor, Major General Clement Wani Konga, issued five decrees on Friday that established Juba City Council, and appointment of Mohammed El Haj Baballa as the Mayor of Juba City Council, and David Lokonga Moses as the Deputy Mayor.
Juba City Council will now consist of Juba Payam, Kator Payam and Munuki Payam.
The decree restructures Juba County to comprise the following Payams (Sub - Counties): Bungu, Gondokoro, Mangalla, Rejaf, Lirya, Lokiliri, Lo’bonok, Dollo, Tijor, Rokon, (Wonduruba under the Governor’s Office), Northern Bari and Ganji.
The Governor appointed Retired Major General of Police Elia Waiwai the Commissioner of Yei River County and Thomas Peter Gore the Commissioner of Juba County.
David Lokonga Moses shall leave his position as Commissioner of Yei River County, in conformity with his appointment as Deputy Mayor of Juba City Council.
All these decrees were effective as of Thursday, the 31st of March 2011.
The Governor also issued an order for the formation of a high Ministerial Committee for cleaning Juba Town.
The committee was comprised of Mr. Juma Saeed Worju, Minister of Environment, as the Chairperson, with Membership of Mr. Jacob Aligo Lo-Ladu, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. John Ladu Tombe, Minister of Physical Infrastructure, and Mr. Thomas Peter Gore, Commissioner of Juba County.
The committee is tasked to clear all rubbish in the demolished areas of the town, upgrade areas around the Mausoleum of Dr. John Garang de Mabior to create a car park, and to coordinate work with the committee of the Government of Southern Sudan for cleaning Juba Town. This was effective as of Wednesday, the 30th of March 2011.