Wau, 23 November, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has called upon young people in the East-Central African nation to put an end to the tendency to prioritize of prioritizing ethnic identities manifested in what he termed the “virus” of tribalism and nepotism.
In his homily during the Thanksgiving Holy Mass to mark the conclusion of the 2022 Youth Conference on Monday, November 21, Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam said ending tribalism and nepotism will make citizens value each other.
“We need to end this virus called tribalism and nepotism to help our people, especially the youth, to be together and have equal opportunities with others,” Bishop Remijio said.
He added, “Working on reducing the rate of nepotism in the country will help our people, especially the young people to get the jobs they are looking for.”
The South Sudanese member of Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) said he found it regrettable that nepotism “remains a matter of concern” despite efforts to reduce the vice in the world’s youngest nation.