Yei, 04 December, 2022 / 8:40 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for authorities in South Sudan to put an end to the menace of land grabbing, Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of Yei Diocese has said.
Speaking during his pastoral visit to St. Lazarus Chapel of Yei Diocese on November 26, Bishop Lodiong said ending the practice of “taking land by force” will foster peace in the East-Central African nation.
“There are people who are taking advantage of the conflict in the country to seize land because they know some of the landowners are in refugee camps,” he said, and added, “No one has the right to seize land and evict people from their ancestral lands.”
Bishop Lodiong went on to pose, “Why are you taking land by force? After grabbing the land, where do you expect people to live?”
Persistent land grabbing, the Catholic Bishop said, will scare people in refugee camps from returning to their communities.