Juba unrest causing devastating effect on Arua Traders
Barely a week after the civil unrest broke up in South Sudan Capital Juba; many Arua traders whose businesses are coordinated in Juba are facing a serious down turn.
Several traders are shedding tears over Millions of shillings they invested in several goods especially food items and other essential goods, which are now stuck in Arua.
According to Juma Ssebi, a business dealer in South Sudan, food items like cabbages, tomatoes, sweet and irish potatoes, Onions among others that started perishing have forced them to sell them cheaply in Arua town and the surrounding local markets.
However Saidi Abdul a taxi operator at the Juba stage in Arua town says all transport businesses to Juba have come to a halt, making life difficult for them since this has been their only survival.
He noted that one of their Noah vehicles that left a few days ago for Juba got impounded by the SPLA forces and that the driver was forced to return to Uganda on foot.
On average, at least ten vehicles leave Arua Juba park in Arua for South Sudan on daily basis but this has been brought to a standstill.