Opposition figures face eviction in hotels over unpaid arrears

Crown Hotel in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

March 31, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — Hotels in South Sudan’s capital Juba have threatened to evict opposition figures who are in Juba for peace implementation over unpaid arrears, sources said on Tuesday.

“Management of various Hotels that are accommodating clients paid by NPTC warned that they will evict these members within one week period effective 30th March 2020,” the source said from Juba this afternoon.

The oppoisiton figure said “services such as breakfast and lunch will cease effective 31st March 2020.

The source said the hotels were telling the officials that they have not been paid by the defunct National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) for four months and that they had no choice other than evicting them.

“They claimed that their bills are overdued fo four months now and it seems no one from NPTC cares about the collapse of their business. But some Hotels like Royal Hotel had stop such services since October 2019,” the source said.

He said the oocupants were worried about where they would go as the country is carrying out measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

“It’s seriously worry some with the COVID-19 Preventive measures where will these members go?” the source asked.

The source further appealed to the newly created Security Committee to “urgently settle the issues of Hotels and incentives and not to incorporate any of those who previously served as head of Secretariat in any security mechanisms or NPTC unit.”

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