Malakal, 30 September, 2020 / 9:13 pm (ACI Africa).
Poor road transport in South Sudan’s Diocese of Malakal has motivated the vast Diocese to build its first ever cargo boat for transporting construction materials from the country’s capital Juba as well as to facilitate pastoral ministry in the East-Central African country, the Bishop has told ACI Africa.
Bishop Stephen Nyodho said that the cargo boat, which has a capacity of up to 90 tonnes and will be able to ferry materials for both short and long distances, is almost set for its maiden trip to the Diocese.
“We have constructed a boat through the help of our partners. It is almost ready now and it will be going to Malakal one of these days,” Bishop Nyodho who was visiting Juba told ACI Africa Monday, September 28.
He said that the motivation behind the construction of the boat was to reduce transport costs that were incurred in ferrying building materials inside the Diocese.