Clergy Calls For Unity, Peace From Parliamentarians

Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Torit in Eastern Equatoria State (EES), Monsignor Thomas Oliha addressing the mebers at parliament in Torit. [Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

While asking God to consider help taking away the ongoing rampant cattle raiding activities surrounding the state including killings of innocent ones, the clergyman who holds the people of EES people as well as the entire South Sudanese population to accept forgiving themselves as he appealed to them to stand in solidarity with them, prayed to God to come in since the state needs his intervention.

Speaking shortly after leading a Christian prayer on their behalf during the today’s reopening of EES Legislative Assembly, the clergyman emphasized a call for unity among the Eastern Equatorian citizens and South Sudanese in general so development take place.

He pledges that his church will always strive to reach the state grassroots for reconciliation to educate them how best they could get involved in building their communities so in turn lifting up examples of peace and forgiveness among themselves.

The leader advocated on how best the people of Eastern Equatorians who had been hosting during the just ended civil wars for decades now saying this should be the time to embrace unity and being meaningful example to other regions in the Republic of South Sudan.

The State Governor Louis Lobong Lojore who was the guest Speaker of the function also appealed for unity saying unity of the state communities as well as South Sudanese people should be based on respect for all.

He affirmed that one of his government objectives is to advocate for justice, unity and prosperity among the people of his state.

Among those present witnessing the today’s opening of the fourth session of the State Parliament included state Ministers, the state Advisor to government on political & Administrative Affairs, other veteran politicians, church leaders, representatives from Partners, state leaders of other political parties Organized forces and many patriotic citizens of EES.

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