logo

(Image Credit | Real Medicine Foundation)
(Image Credit | Real Medicine Foundation)

 

By, Cde Meen Gabriel Chol Kuac 

 

First and foremost I would like to take this opportunity today morning on date 14/04/2023 to send my greeting to all of you wherever you're in greater Gudele, Munkin , Hai Malakal, Nirma Talata, Referendum, Gumbo, Kator, Konyokonyo, Custom Market, Jebel Market, Thongpiny and Other Residential areas of Juba City.

Dear Countrymen and Women, I am much concerned for the health Status of our Citizens in Juba, we as Citizens need to Actively Participate in keeping Juba clean as our Capital City. 

Your health is my Concern, the way people are dumping garbage in Gudele Road and another residential areas in Juba and if isn't control well for next two to three Months, there will be dangerous Cholera outbreak in our Juba and will be worse than Cholera outbreak of 2016 which I was working as Health care Promoter in MSF.

Dear fellow Citizens, to keep Juba city clean isn't the role or mandate of Government alone nor an individual to start cleaning Juba everyday but is our collective responsibility as a good Citizens to protect our Environment, let us Protect dangerous Hazard of Environmental factors which we contribute daily in Juba and stop immediately unnecessary eating on roadside and throw dirty stuffs on the road, that's a Potential spirit of unpatriotic citizen if you don't care for your environment. 

 

Dear fellow Countrymen and Women these are our roles to keep Juba clean as a Patriotic Citizens who love our country with the best of our ability: 

 

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.

 

  • Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed, too.

 

  • Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.

 

  • Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the River Nile.

 

  • Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.

 

  • Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!

 

  • Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.

 

  • Don't send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.

 

In addition, honestly speaking, I appreciate our Women for not participating in random urination in Juba but we men are the masters and spoiler of such dirty work, even Big Mausoleum of Dr. John Garang De Mabior, people are urinated there everyday, that's First class mistake and dangerous to our Environment. Let us respect the benefits of five common sense particularly those that are suffering a lot on that side. 

To Conclude, there are indicators of Cholera outbreak now in Juba city, for example there are too many flies outbreak in Juba and some proclaim, using their non Scientific knowledge, it is because of mango but that's wrong. To avoid a Cholera outbreak in Juba this year, both the City Council and we the Citizens must put too much effort to keep Juba clean and stop immediately the bad job of throwing dirty Materials on the street. 

 

Thank you and I wish you all good health with your families and Keep Juba Clean.

 

By, Cde Meen Gabriel Chol Kuac 

The SPLM Senior Political Activist, Market Analyst and Health Personnel.