Dismantle the checkpoints from Kaya-Yei and from the Juba-Lanya-Yei-Morobo route, traders cried out.
Traders have urged both the state and national governments to dismantle checkpoints along the Kaya-Yei and Juba-Lanya-Yei-Morobo routes.
According to them, the SSDPF’s extortion along the road is forcing their enterprises to fail due to income loss.
The trade associations are urging the state and federal governments to remove the checkpoints along the Kaya-Yei and Juba-Lanya-Yei-Morobo routes. This route has several checkpoints, each of which demands payment.
“With this extortion, we cannot continue with our operations,” stated Agnes Unzima Amos, one of the sellers, in an investigative publication viewed by NCMP by one of the Juba-based media sources.
Furthermore, Moris Yanga, a wholesaler in Lainya County, alleges that military demand up to 50,000 South Sudanese Pounds in payment for trucks at each checkpoint.
“If you hire a truck to convey your goods, they’ll charge you 50,000 South Sudanese pounds and take some silverfish out of your cargo,” Yanga said.
According to the media outlet, the chairman of the Central Equatoria State Chamber of Commerce allegedly confirmed the extortion by organized forces along the highway.
According to Robert Pitia, SSPDF forces have set up various roadside checkpoints where they are collecting between 10,000 and 30,000 pounds from cars transporting goods.
According to the report, the SSPDF denied knowledge of any extortion but pledged to investigate.
Roadblocks were built to offer security rather than to levy unlawful fees on innocent individuals.