Juba, 09 November, 2020 / 5:57 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of South Sudan’s ruling political party have been urged to identify and deal with the “root causes” of instability in the East-Central African nation, acknowledge their wrongdoing before South Sudanese, and engage in rebuilding the nine-year-old nation.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Jackson Yugosub said, “There is a need to revitalize the ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM); I need the ruling party itself to examine and discover the root causes, the main contributors to this instability.”
Fr. Jackson who was speaking on the sidelines of a public lecture at the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUSS) over the weekend explained, “After having understood the root causes of conflicts, it means that the SPLM leadership should sit down to say we have wronged our people, destroyed South Sudan and it is time for us to rebuild this country and unite the people again.”
“The people around this country are now desperate about what is happening and a lot of ethnic conflicts happening here and there,” Fr. Jackson who is the Rector of Saint Lawrence Minor Seminary of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese told ACI Africa November 7.
He added, “The people dying in this country are not foreigners; they are South Sudanese and therefore there is a need for us to work hard and be peacemakers.”