Kilak South County Member of Parliament Hon Gilbert Oulanya has called on government to take control of Elegu border point which is now registering high COVID-19 positive cases daily.
Gilbert Oulanya in a 9-point action proposal statement said the situation at Elegu, bordering South Sudan, is irresistible and above the capacity of Amuru district.
“Government must take over control of the Elegu border. Amuru District has no capacity to handle it,” said Olanya.
On Wednesday 27th May, Elegu border registered 21 out of the total 28 COVID-19 positive cases. South Sudan, restricted by a long term civil war, is registering an increasing number of COVID-19 cases with top government officials being declared positive daily.
However, the opposition leader wants the border to be closed for three weeks to give room for a comprehensive approach to contain the spread of the contagious disease in the area.
“We shouldn’t care much about individual’s business, but human survival,” he said.
According to Oulanya, Elego town and surrounding areas should be put under quarantine for 21 days and the Office of the Prime Minister providing food to the people to cover the said people.
He also wants Government to organize mass testing for everyone staying around the border to ascertain all the affected persons for proper management and the general control of the disease spread.
The MP also wants Amuru District to be given more financial support to cater for quarantined people and for the surveillance team to be boosted by adding on more security personnel.