SUDAN WATCH: South Sudan: Juba's public health inspector has ordered all trucks selling water in Juba payams to be painted light blue

Thursday, November 26, 2009

South Sudan: Juba's public health inspector has ordered all trucks selling water in Juba payams to be painted light blue

Imagine the fevers and stomach pains.  News just in from Juba, southern Sudan says water retailers in Juba have been accused of using sewage tankers to transport drinking water. The public health inspector for Juba county, Sebit Amusa Tongu’n, has ordered all water-sellers to abide by public health regulations and is quoted in the following report as saying:
We have ordered all the trucks selling water in the Juba payams to be painted light blue"
Email report from Sudan Radio Service, Thursday, November 26, 2009:
(Juba) - Water retailers in Juba have been accused of using sewage tankers to transport drinking water.

Speaking to Sudan Radio Service in Juba this week, the public health inspector for Juba county, Sebit Amusa Tongu’n, has ordered all water-sellers to abide by public health regulations.

[Sebit Amusa Tongu’n]: “We have ordered all the trucks selling water in the Juba payams to be painted light blue. This is a strategy to make sure that people don’t get confused between trucks carrying water and ones carrying sewage. So I would like to tell the citizens of Juba, Kator and Munuki that if you see a truck which is being used to sell water that is not painted blue, you should take its number and report it to us."

Tongu’n also said that it is not clear where exactly some water retailers get their water.

He said all water retailers should fetch water at specified points along the Nile, at sites where the public health office treats water with chlorine.
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