Anyidi Payam in Jonglei state community leaders has petitioned Bor municipal council to relocate the garbage site from their area.
They say the presence of the dumping site has posed a health risk to the people and cattle. One of the community leaders who spokes to Mingkaman 100 FM says they have decided to close access to the site.
Panchol Kuei Guguei is the Payam Administrator of Anyidi. He says the government should find a new site for waste disposal.
“This letter was written after the entire has community had agreed. Our land has spoiled so much. Now the cows drink the water from the dumping sites that are not safe for them. Some cattle dead because of that water.
Kuei said the community and government have previously agreed that waste was to be dumped for two years on our land, and after that, it could then be transferred to another Payam.
He blamed the authority for being reluctant and never wanting to act. The director of public health at Bor municipal council David Garang says they will discuss with the community to find an amicable solution to the issue of garbage site.
Garang says they have received the petition letter, but they will respond after discussing it as a government before meeting the leaders of Anyidi Payam.
“We just got the letter over the weekend, and today is Monday. We have yet to meet with the concerned authorities of Anyidi on the matter.”
Authority said the community complaints are true, but the government has yet to decide on the matter. “We will meet them this week and hear from them.”
Garang stated that the town Municipal Council is facing a waste problem in Bor, which has accumulated for one week, and there is a need to find a new dumping site.