Respect Governors’ Tenure: Bishop

“It is fine change the government but the timing is wrong because these are tough times where people need guidance from their leaders towards seeking lasting peace in our country”
 
By Joseph Nashion

YAMBIO, 21 August, 2015 [Gurtong] – The Tombura-Yambio Catholic Diocese Bishop Edward Hiiboro has criticised the frequent sacking of governors in South Sudan.

The cleric has said the recurrent removal and movement of the governors has created panic amidst the ongoing search for peace in the country.

“It is fine change the government but the timing is wrong because these are tough times where people need guidance from their leaders towards seeking lasting peace in our country” he said.

He added that the frequent removal of the state leaders continue creating confusion and anxieties, saying it does not augur well with peace efforts.

“I don’t know why the government chose this time to make changes as it is risky and delicate”, he said.

The bishop at the same time urged South Sudanese to uphold peace in spite of the ongoing conflict and government re-organisation.

He welcomed the recent appointment of Patrick Zamio to replace the immediate former Western Equatoria State Governor Joseph Bakosoro who was fired last week by President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

“ We know that the new Governor can deliver and we request that he be left to work for the people of Western Equatoria just like Bakosoro did”, he said, adding that exchanging the two great leaders should not create conflict in the state.

He advised the incoming Governor to work for peace not only in the state but in South Sudan as a whole

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