“We need over 10 million ($100,000.00) because when we count all the things that have been destroyed or carried away by water, even the electricity we have to do the wiring again,” Bishop Kimengich disclosed and reiterated, “We are already counting the loss to be at least 10 million shillings and that is a lot of money for us.”
“Understand our situation in Lodwar, we really need help from our donors, from our well-wishers and people who would feel with us so that we are able to restore back this Centre,” the Kenyan Bishop said.
Describing the Center as being “at the heart of our operations as a diocese,” Bishop Kimengich underscored the importance of the Centre saying it is “a Centre where we have been having our retreats, meetings even people come and use that Centre.”
“We would really wish to see that it’s operational and that's why I wish to make a very urgent appeal, if we could be assisted so that we can be able to restore back our Centre, buy the things that were carried away and be able to resume the operations of the Centre,” the Bishop said.
In a separate interview with the Kenyan Bishops’ National Communications Network News, the Bishop called on the government to consider investing in a long-term solution through building dykes.
“The Government must look at the issue of River Turkwel and identify areas where they can build dykes to prevent floods,” Bishop Kimengich was quoted as saying.”
The Catholic Diocese of Lodwar, which was erected in 1978 measures 77,000 square kilometres. In 2016, it had an estimated population of 108,097 Catholics.
The diocese borders South Sudan to the north and Uganda to the West.
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