Yei, 03 April, 2021 / 4:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has condemned the continuous looting and displacement of people in several villages of the East Central Africa country at a moment he says various parties are struggling to implement a peace deal to foster unity in the country.
In his Sunday, March 28 homily broadcast on the Diocesan Radio Easter, that is part of the Catholic Radio Network, Bishop Erkolano Ladu Tombe reported that a big number of civilians are now staying at at the Episcopal Church of South Sudan compound after being forced out of their own villages.
“We now have many internally displaced people here,” Bishop Erkolano said, and added, “A big number of them are in town now putting up structures at the ECS Compound. It is difficult to understand how people can be displaced from their villages and turned to misery.”
Highlighting some of the areas notorious for violence, the Bishop said, “We don’t hear of fighting but we hear of people being looted and being sent away from their homes especially in Lasu and mostly Obasi area, people who are trying to make the best of their lives.”
The 77-year-old Catholic Bishop expressed bewilderment that despite the numerous talks of peace by leaders, there was very little to show for it.