Juba, 09 May, 2020 / 1:50 am (ACI Africa).
The recently created COVId-19 taskforce for the Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan will reach out to people at the grassroots, raising awareness about the disease and providing assistance to patients, the Archbishop of Juba told ACI Africa in an interview.
“We formed a task force last Saturday (May 2). Its specific mandate is to give awareness to our people in the parishes, at the centers, to reach them by the radio and also by sending messages to them,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu told ACI Africa Friday, May 8.
He explained in reference to the territory covered by the only Metropolitan See in South Sudan, “The churches have a better place to reach the people at the grassroots because we are spread all over the centers in Equatoria and so we can go even to the remotest part of central Equatoria better than the highest taskforce.”
Forming the taskforce was necessary because “this large area extending southwards, eastwards, westwards and then northwards of the city has not been fully informed about the disease,” Archbishop Ameyu said.
He added, “Some of the centres do not receive the message sent by radio and other things. We would like to send some messages through text messages and also physical written leaflets to the far communities.”