Bishop calls on gov’t to crack fellers

The Central Equatoria State governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony met in his office with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor on Anglican Communion Affairs Anthony Poggo (Photo: supplied)

By Taban Henry

Archbishop of Canterbury, Anthony Poggo on Tuesday called on the government of Central Equatoria to keenly end the awful insecurity caused by loggers and cattle herders in the state.

Bishop Poggo who is also Advisor on Anglican Communion Affairs made the statement in a meeting with the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony at the State’s Secretariat. 

The archbishop said it is important for the church to consolidate with government towards sustainable peace and development in the implementation of revitalized peace agreement.

The cleric emphasized on paying attention to issues arising from logging and insecurity caused by the influx of cattle herders in the state.

He said government should also look forward to the dire situation of refugees in the neighbouring countries and their planned return to their villages.

“We as the church particularly Canterbury’s will continued to offer support towards the quest for everlasting peace, reconciliation and holistic development through their church related programs ongoing Worldwide,” Archbishop Poggo said.

Meanwhile, the CES governor, Emmanuel Adil commended Bishop for his tenure in the Diocese of Kajo-Keji and the current role as Canterbury’s Advisor.

Governor Adil appealed for the revival of destroyed infrastructures such as education, health care and water point facilities.

He said these are the immediate ingredients for the return of the people to their respective places.

“On the disturbing cattle herders, logging related issues confronting the state government, the governor reiterates his government’s efforts towards addressing the issues in a very amicable manner so as to create peaceful co-existence between the farming and the cattle keeping communities,” the governor said.    

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