Following concerns of declining morals in South Sudan, the government has targeted the leisure, nightlife and entertainment sectors of the country to check the morality of citizens.
The governor of South Sudan’s Jubek State, Augustino Jadalla Wani, announced plans to introduce a law that will require a marriage certificate from couples before they are allowed access to hotel rooms no matter their length of stay.
The announcement by the governor came minutes after he banned night clubs and restricted opening hours for bars in the country’s capital city of Juba to between 5 pm to 10 pm in the evening. The move, he explains, was to prevent teens especially girls as young as 13 from patronizing such places.
Speaking to the press, the governor stated: “We banned discos totally because what is happening there is really very dangerous for the future of this country. We are serious and we are going to make sure discos are not working in this country until we make sure that there is stability and the young ones cannot go there.”