Tombura-Yambio, 22 August, 2020 / 7:57 pm (ACI Africa).
Seven months after South Sudan formed the national unity government that was meant to end war and initiate peace and harmony in the world’s youngest nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has expressed worry over the incomplete formation of the political administrative units to make up the government.
In his Wednesday, August 19 message published by Ruru Gene newsletter of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio shared with ACI Africa, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala says the speed in which the agreement is being implemented is slow and might have “repercussions.”
“The completion of the formation of a government of national unity according to the peace agreement is very much slow and the delay in completing it on time has a lot of repercussions,” Bishop Hiiboro says.
The Prelate shares his observation in the East-Central African nation saying, “People are not psychologically comfortable because their government is not complete and many things are still hanging.”
“The services that the country is supposed to provide to its citizens are currently not moving. For instance, the humanitarian situations of people in many areas are quite deplorable,” he observes and adds, “This is aggravated by the rains during the rainy seasons; roads are impassable and most essential commodities can’t reach many citizens in many parts of the country.”