Tombura-Yambio, 18 March, 2023 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is facilitating the provision of “safe and clean drinking water” to local communities, the Director of the Catholic entity has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, March 7, Fr. Charles Mbikoyo said that the initiative that is aimed at giving hope for community members in sections of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State is coordinated from CODEP office in the Deanery of Tombura.
The member of the Clergy of CDTY said, “We managed to get funds to drill seven boreholes before the rainy season begins in order to help communities lacking drinking water.”
The seven boreholes “are a hope for the local communities living in these areas because it’s not easy to get water.” Fr. Mbikoyo said about the water initiative that was first launched in the Eastern Deanery of Maridi, Mambe, Nzara, Yambio, Gangura and Ezo.
The South Sudanese Catholic Priest added, “Communities living in these areas are really suffering from lack of safe and clean drinking water that was why we prioritized them because it’s not easy to get water.”