Caxito, 12 November, 2023 / 9:44 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Maurício Agostinho Camuto of Caxito Diocese in Angola has called on companies and businesses that deal in food to sell their products at affordable prices instead of waiting for the products to go bad only to throw them away.
In his Wednesday, November 8 homily during morning Mass at the Chapel of the Bishops' Conference of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe (CEAST) in Luanda, Bishop Camuto regretted that companies are wasting valuable food as many people starve.
“I find it had to understand that in a society like ours, where almost the vast majority are suffocated by poverty and misery, there are people with blatant insensitivity like…companies that have the luxury of letting their products expire and then bury them, in front of millions of children who are crying and dying of hunger,” the Angola Bishop lamented.
He continued, “Let's be more sensitive. Let's not make fun of hunger or the poor. They already have a very heavy cross to bear. Let's not forget that it is with them that God identifies himself.”
“Why not reduce prices before they expire as civilized societies do, so that the poorest, those who can least afford it, can also buy it instead of burying it,” Bishop Camuto said.