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Radio Don Bosco
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 15:35
Presidential decree for closing all checkpoints in the country is not hundred percent helpful to South Sudanese, says Secretary for Finance of Tonj State Trade Union.
Yel Madut Manyiel observes that officers of the roadblocks along roads continue to stop lorries and drivers pay 70,000 South Sudanese Pounds, Radio Don Bosco reports.
He criticizes the public announcement that all checkpoints are to be closed in the nation.
Madut states the decree was implemented only in Tonj not all states.
Teresa Awien Dal Madut, Acting Governor of Tonj State put the order into effect last week.
A member of the public, Akot Akot, expresses happiness about the idea of removing all roadblocks so that traders bring food and non-food commodities freely to people.
Akot accuses officers working at checkpoints of pocketing the money collected rather than saving it to facilitate development projects.
Hassan Hussein Matur encourages custom officers to wait because goods will soon reach Tonj when water dries up.
Another member of the public, Anei Deng, appreciates the national government for taking good step to close all checkpoints to relief ordinary citizens.

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