Yei, 24 November, 2021 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for people in South Sudan to express themselves freely about their experiences amid challenges, including the rise in insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.
In a Wednesday, November 24 report by the Catholic Radio Network (CRN), Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe cautions against falsehood saying freedom of expressions needs to be governed by the truth.
“No South Sudanese should be controlled from speaking the truth. In this country, we need freedom of speech. Let people talk and let nobody be controlled from speaking provided that he or she speaks reality or truth,” the Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has been quoted as saying.
The slogan “security and peace,” the Bishops says, is “not just peace and pieces. Freedom of speech! Not only in Yei River County, but in the whole of South Sudan.”
“I am free to say there is no peace. Let people be free to say there is no peace in this country because there is no security,” Bishop Tombe further says, and adds, “Anybody is free to say that there is peace in this country. I respect their opinion. Let them also respect (my opinion) that there is no peace because there is no security.”