The Chairman of the People’s Liberal Party has called upon the government to fully implement the Child Act on Child labor to protect children in the country from being exploited.
Peter Mayen says children are employed in places such as hotels, bars, construction companies instead of going to school, Eye Radio reported
He says this is against the law.
Mr. Mayen urged the state Government, the Authorities of Juba City Council and Civil Society Organizations to enforce the law specially the Child Act.
“….children have been employed in Matatus as conductors as well as in heavy construction work, this is against the International standard of human right especially on child rights, and therefore South Sudan is not exceptional.”
Mr. Mayen urged the Government to construct more schools to give chance for children to study to become future leaders.