Jubek State in South Sudan is the home of the nation’s capital, Juba. On the off chance that the Jubek initiative is to be paid attention to, one of the State’s central issues is moral wantonness: bars that open amid the day, night clubs that open amid the night and unmarried couples who use lodgings and cabins. Appalled by the transgressions of the general population of Jubek, the authority chose to brief the President, Mr. Salva Kiir of the heap of measures it proposes to take.
Jubek State issued a gubernatorial decree to stop “the discos” and “also to stop opening the bars during the day time”. Bars will now be opened from 5 pm to around 10 pm and night clubs are totally banned. The reason? Augustino Jadalla Wani, the Jubek State governor said, “Because what is happening there is really, very dangerous for the future of this country. You cannot imagine the young girls, 12 years, 13 years, you get them in disco areas. And some places, even the lodges inside the town, they use something called take away, these are young girls, take away. You can imagine human beings, we name them to be take away. That one is totally destroying the future of the coming generations. That is why we are serious and we are going to make sure that the discos are not working in this country until we make sure that there is stability…”
The Jubek leadership is so impressed with its solutions that it wants to pass on this last resolution to the national government so it becomes national law. Unwittingly, the requirement to produce marriage certificates excludes traditionally married couples from booking hotel rooms together. In fact, all the measures expose a myopic approach to solving problems. If age restrictions are the problem, why close down all night clubs and bars during the day? What happened to enacting age restriction laws and enforcing them? Soon, the Jubek leadership will think it is a good idea to close down all hotels because people are having premarital and underage sex in them. The measures are disproportionate, unspecific and lazy. Many people will lose their jobs and businesses because of these unfortunate bans.