Juba, 18 September, 2023 / 11:25 am (ACI Africa).
The Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called on the government to shun civil strife, and instead engage in creating opportunities for employment in the East-Central African nation.
Speaking on Tuesday, September 12 during the visit of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC in the U.S. to the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS), Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale attributed the failed peace agreements in the world’s newest country to “greed”.
“Please don’t continue wars for us,” Bishop Loku said, and added, “Create job opportunities so that when these young people get out there, they are going to work to rebuild this country.”
According to the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop, “The violence in South Sudan is always planned and triggered by the elite gentlemen in government positions.”
“Every war that takes place after the peace agreement is clearly being a sign of greed of the leaders of South Sudan,” the 53-year-old Auxiliary Bishop who started his Episcopal Ministry in February 2011 said.