Wau, 07 July, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has expressed concerns about the practice of nepotism in job recruitment at the local and national level in the East-Central African nation.
Speaking during the launch of an evening Radio show on the Voice of Hope (VOH) Radio of the Catholic Diocese of Wau last weekend, Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam said that “nepotism has seriously affected the development of South Sudan.”
“We are affected by nepotism,” Bishop Remjio said, adding that the practice of nepotism at local and national levels is manifest in such a way that “when I am in a position, I make sure that for the sake of my security, I have to put all my relatives.”
He emphasized, “Nepotism is not a sickness only in Wau state or in Western Bhar el ghazal state but a sickness of the whole country.”
“The issue of nepotism in our society is more than coronavirus,” the Local Ordinary of Wau Diocese who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Rumbek Diocese further said during the July 3 event.