Juba, 30 March, 2023 / 8:35 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has called on lawmakers in the East-Central African country to “set aside individual interest, and prejudice” and work towards improving the living standards of citizens.
On March 27, the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (T-NLA) resumed its second session for the year 2022/2023 after months of recess.
Speaking at the opening of the parliamentary session in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin said that ordinary people in the East-Central African nation “have suffered enough” and urged them to work toward halting the “bleeding” resulting from violence at the level of local communities.
“Set aside all individual interests and prejudice and work towards improving the living standards of all people in this country,” Archbishop Ameyu said during the March 27 session that was held at Freedom Hall in Juba.
He added, “South Sudanese have suffered enough and it’s time to make peace prevail in the country for the citizens to enjoy the dividends of peace.”