Juba, 03 September, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Secretariat of Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has received a financial boost from a local financial institution toward security infrastructure at the Juba-based entity that suffered nighttime robbery on May 24-25.
Speaking during the Monday, August 29 donation ceremony, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, Santo Loku Pio Doggale, thanked Kush bank for the support of US$ 5,000, which he attributed to the “good relations” between the financial institution and the Catholic Church in the East-Central African nation.
“I would like to thank Kush bank for the donation because it is a local donation, which translates to self-reliance and the good relations between us,” Bishop Loku said, and added, “The money will be used to finish the fence around the secretariat compound and strengthen security.”
The South Sudanese Bishop added, “The donation will also benefit the communities through the shops that people will be able to rent at a low cost."
He further said that the bank’s donation is an important contribution because in the past, the Church “always relied on foreign donations”.