Water tanker drivers went on strike in Juba on Wednesday, November 4, as a result of discussions relating to the reduction in the price of drums of water. Reports indicate that drivers are unhappy over talks that would see the price per drum of water reduced for areas close to the river, including Juba. Authorities have reportedly stated that they would reduce taxes on drums delivered to these areas, but workers rejected the proposal.
Associated protests are possible in the near term if the situation continues to deteriorate.
Those in the affected areas are advised to review their water supply contingency and business continuity plans where appropriate and should ensure that adequate supplies of bottled water are available during the planned outage.