By Radio Tamazuj:
Salah Rajab Bandouqi, Information Minister in the proposed Jubek State says many hotels in Juba are struggling to provide services due to unpaid debts by the government, besides the increasing prices of the US dollar in South Sudan.
In a press conference yesterday, Bandouqi said that several hotels demand huge amount of money from the government, saying Regency Hotel now needs an amount of 25 million South Sudanese pounds from the government.
The state government official pointed out that some hotels are unable to pay its staff due to a lack of money, while accusing some hotels of operating without any work permits from the state government.
The minister pointed to a possible shut down of some hotels in Juba at any time due to financial problems. However, Bandouqi promised to find solutions to the problem.
This article is republished courtesy of Radio Tamazuj, a daily news service and current affairs broadcaster covering South Sudan, the southern states of Sudan, and the borderlands between the two countries.