Badi tells government to “mend leaking roof”
The Primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS), Justin Badi Arama, has urged the parties to the revitalised peace agreement to address the pitfalls that may drag the implementation of the deal.
In his message on the 12th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the primate asserted argued that the commitment of the South Sudanese to the peace agreement would be pivotal maintaining the impressive legacy of the martyrs who fought for freedom.
“This day marks a significant milestone in our history, reminding us of the struggles and sacrifices made by our forefathers, brothers, and sisters to secure our freedom and sovereignty, but it is unfortunate that the roof of our sovereignty is still leaking,” said the primate.
He further advised the citizens to shun hate speech and violence but deliver satisfactory services to one another in good faith.
“We, therefore, pray and request all of us to double our efforts in mending the leaking roof through a commitment to the roadmap for peace implementation and minimising hate and violence.
“Let us use our freedom as a tool for a life of exuberant service,” he concluded.
In August 2022, the parties to the revitalised agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) announced the roadmap for the extension of the transitional period by 24 months.
The roadmap was meant to pave the way for the outstanding tasks in the peace process to be implemented for the country to transition to democracy through free and fair elections in December 2024, just two months before the transitional period ends in February 2025.