By Luate Satimon – Juba, South Sudan – Monday, January 20, 2020.
Traffic laws to protect the South Sudan public from extortion by traffic police officers will be amended, the chairperson of the Information Committee at the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) of South Sudan is expected to amend, said.
The lawmakers will table the matter this week, Paul Yoane explained, adding that the law will seek to bring to an end the renewal of logbooks every year.
“I am encouraging all of us and the members of parliament, because of the suffering of our people, because of this issue of logbook people are losing a lot of money,” said Hon. Pual Yoane, spokesperson of the TNLA.
Every vehicle must be properly insured, the drivers possess driving permits and logbooks and that the vehicle registration papers are available, the South Sudan Road Safety Act stipulates.
Article 57 of the South Sudan transitional constitution mandates the parliament to adopt resolutions on matters of public concern as recommended by the respective institutions or by a private member bill.
Members of various security institutions, including National Security, Police Service, and SSPDF often demand logbooks and failure to produce it causes problems to the motorists.
Motorists told National Telegraph that traffic police usually attack them physically, collect illegal fines and impound their vehicles without any reason.