Category: Opinions Written by The Nation Mirror Admin
Illegal business seems to be pervading our market of late. Our jobless young people seem to be swayed into illegal activities by marauding foreign criminals. The counterfeit currency dealers cunningly persuade unsuspecting persons promising them quick riches. The effort of security apparatus to crack down on the criminals need support and cooperation from members of public so that its operation become a success. Evident to yesterday revelation of six suspects caught in Juba in possession of counterfeited money worth $250,000.
Businessmen are also taking advantage of the vacuum created by lack of up-to-date Bureau of standard in the country to sell expired foodstuffs to unsuspecting customers.
It was a shocking revelation yesterday to learn after the arrested was made with suspects caught selling 70 sacks of expired foodstuffs in Juba to citizens.
It was a shocking revelation yesterday to learn after the arrested was made with suspects caught selling 70 sacks of expired foodstuffs in Juba to unsuspecting citizens.
In the store, there were many sacks of maize flour, which were completely expired but with new label indicating otherwise. This is a dangerous act that put public health at risk.
The security operatives said yesterday, “Security organs in the country are very concerned not only about the security of the people, but also about the economy of the country and health of the people,” In March 2011, the Bank of South Sudan issued a public notice warning the public about the existence of counterfeited currency in the market”.
They need the support of the nation as to help them protect us better. The law obligates every citizen to give information where possible as to help the country stay safe. It is in the best interest of the nation to be our own security operative. Therefore, the citizens must be inquisitive on the stuff they buy in the market. They must be on look out and keep off those who tend to promise them riches and urge them to do wrong things. Sometimes the counterfeit currency dealers would tell you something like “give me money so that I can buy chemical and make money so that we become rich”. Think twice when you hear such statement. If he can make you rich overnight why can’t he do the same to himself? Why is he not able to afford chemical instead of asking you? Report such people to police immediately and keep South Sudan free of counterfeit goods and money.