Hotel owners in Juba have been instructed to ensure that 80% of their staff are South Sudanese nationals.

According to the directives from the Juba city council, all hotels and fuel stations operating in Juba should ensure that their Human Resource Manager, Deputy Manager, Accountant and Receptionist are other lower positions be given to South Sudanese

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The Deputy Mayor of Juba City Council, Thiik Thiik Mayar, issued the directive after a meeting with hotel managers in Juba.

Mayar says the new policy will come into effect at the end of this month, to give more South Sudanese employment opportunities.

In a related development, Juba City Council has banned the sale of fuel on the black market.

Deputy Mayor, Thiik Thiik Mayar says anyone found purchasing petrol or diesel outside petrol stations will be arrested.