President Salva Kiir Promises to Open Kuajok-Yambio Road to Honor 100 Years of Faith

By Sr. Henriette Anne FSSA

During the Centenary celebration of 100 years of Faith in Kuajok Wau Diocese on 18th March 2023, President Salva Kiir the president of the Republic of South Sudan promised to open Kuajok – Yambio road in order to leave a historical mark for the 100 years of faith upon the request of Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura – Yambio (CDTY) who spoke on behalf of Sudan and South Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference.

President Kiir also in his remarks recognized the crucial role played by the Catholic church in areas of Evangelism, education, and health. He added that he will work on the construction and refurbishing of old Churches and schools.

The Centenary celebration held at the Kuajok parish was presided over by Cardinal Gabriel Zuber Wako, Bishop of Wau Diocese, Bishop Mathew Remijo, Bishop of Tombura Yambio, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro.

In his speech, the prelate stated that the Kuajok – Yambio road will be a road of Peace, a road of development, food security, and economic exchange between the communities in the areas.

Bishop Eduardo also acknowledges the contribution of the Catholic Church in Nation building since the first president, the first female speaker of the National Legislative assembly, and many more leading personalities in the country are from the input of the Catholic calling upon the church and the government to work together.

Reflecting on the Pope’s Ecumenical visit to South Sudan, the bishop called upon all the South Sudanese to let Pope’s message be a dictionary of National Peace Building.

Those who attended the celebration included President Kiir, Vice President for Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, Speaker of the National Parliament, Jemma Nunu Kumba, and other senior officials from the state and national government.

Lectures at Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development Institute (SARD) have Emphasized on Agri – Parental Training as their Students Start the End-term Examination

By Baraka John

Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development Institute (SARD) emphasizes Agri- parenteral training so as to improve agricultural production and marketing in South Sudan.

SARD institute is an initiative of the Catholic Diocese of Tambura Yambio (CDTY) initiated in 2021 in Mopoi, the aim is to have a peaceful, food-security, and economically enabled society through improved modern sustainable agriculture for rural development

At least twenty-four students studying agricultural courses at the Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development Institute (SARD) in Yambio have begun a two weeks examination on the morning of Monday 20th March 2023.

According to the training coordinator for SARD institute, Mr. Marcelo Constantino Bokuyo, the students sitting for the end-term examination are those who enrolled in June and August 2022 intake.

“Second-year students are now going on with their final examination in order to move third year, and then third-year students will be promoted to fourth year. The fourth year will go for attachment for two months then they will come back around August and train for one month then have their final exams”. Mr. Constantino said explained.

Mr. Constantino said after completing their exams, the institute will attach the fourth-year students to agricultural institutes to enable them to acquire more knowledge.

“They will go and work practically in the field, it’s just like on-the-job training so as to acquire more experience in agriculture, so they will work tirelessly using their hands and then using the knowledge we have given them here and amalgamated with the knowledge they will get in the field, tutors will be going from time to time to assess them in the field of their deployment”, the SARD training coordinator stated.

Mr. Marcelo added that for the two-month internship, the Diocese will invite a Catholic University to give an external examination to the fourth-year students and after that, they will be awarded the certificate.

The SARD institute has three agriculture courses, which include,16 months, 6 months, and 1-6 weeks courses.

Currently, the institute operates at St Augustine Parish in Yambio.

The institute has established a demonstration farm at St. Augustine Parish of about one hectare which has been divided into small plots of 150m square per student for practical taring.

Over 130 People Have Undergone Eye Surgery in Ngboko and Nzara

By Baraka John

At least 137 people have undergone successful eye surgery in Ave Maria Ngboko Parish St Paul missionary of Source Yubu and at St Theresa mission hospital Nzara County.   

A team of ophthalmologists from Spain arrived in Yambio two weeks ago to conduct this mass surgery among members of the community who have suffered for so long with eye-related diseases including cataracts.   

Speaking in the morning of Thursday 16th, March 2023, during a farewell gathering to honor the service discharged by the team of ophthalmologists, Dr. Blanca Cracia an ophthalmologist with the team said that they were able to conduct eye surgery for 137 people who lost their sights but they are now able to see after successful operations.  

Dr. Gracia said, the eye specialists spent ten days conducting the operation in the two locations but that wasn’t enough as there is still high demand for the service in these two areas, as people with the eyesight could still be seen turning up to access the service after the 10 days elapsed.

“We have worked on people with eye problems who were brought from Tambura, Ezo, and from Source Yubu to access the service at St Paul missionary Ngboko Parish, this was an outreach program from Spain and an invitation from the missionary brothers of St Paul missionary Ngboko Parish. We look forward to coming back again to help this community”. DR. Gracia said

On the other hand, the vicar general of the Catholic Diocese of Tambura Yambio (CDTY), Fr. Thomas Bagbiowia, applauded the team of eye specialists for the great work they have done for the community.  

Fr. Bagbiowia noted the concern and commitment of the Diocese to take care of both the body and the soul as part of the Catholic Church’s mission.

“We believe that the ministry of Jesus in Luke chapter four is being lifted and implemented by you, to open the eyes of the blinds physically and spiritually, now you are living the gospel value. You have just started in the diocese, which means the continuity has to be there with the support of the Diocesan administration as well as the missionary of St Paul and all of us”. The vicar stated

On his part, the director of the Catholic organization for development (CODEP), Fr. Mbikoyo Charles, described the work done by the eye specialists as a great service to the integral human person in the social wing of the diocese.

“Health sector is one of the sectors that the social wing of the Diocese focuses on, because without good health then we will have a poor quality of people in our country and in our diocese”, Fr. Charles said.

“Consider Intervening and Ordering those who are Behind the Destruction of our Environment to Stop”, Says Bishop Eduardo to the Governor and State Government of Western Equatoria

By Sr. Henriette Anne FSSA

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura – Yambio (CDTY), has appealed to the Governor and State Government of Western Equatoria to consider stopping the ongoing destruction of indigenous trees in Yambio.

“Honorable, I feel that it is my duty to bring to your attention the destruction of our trees that is currently ongoing in Yambio town and elsewhere. I have noticed with a heavy heart that some people are cutting down the big indigenous trees illegally in and around Yambio town. With much humility, I am respectfully requesting that you consider intervening and ordering those who are behind this destruction of our environment to stop doing so immediately”, he explained.

In his 15th March 2023 statement, he reminded the state officials to lead the community in the preservation and conservation of the environment since the Lenten campaign of this year in the Catholic Church calls for caring for Mother Earth that gives us clean air, brings rain, and beautiful shades to people.

“These huge indigenous trees keep the air that we breathe clean and fresh, they bring rain that helps our crops to grow, they make our town beautiful and act as shades to people during hot seasons. Kindly, let us stop their destruction. It is a coincidence that during this Lenten period, our campaign theme as the Catholic Church is the preservation and conservation of our Environment, Mother Earth. Lead us in this noble duty of preserving our environment”.

He added that the trees have been there for the last 200 years, therefore they are irreplaceable stressing that instead of cutting them down they should plant more.

Catholic Education Schools’ Day – 10 October 2022

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala interviews from the USA

The South Sudanese Bishop Trying to Bring War to an End in the World’s Newest Country:

Bishop brings attention to South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis (link only available outside Europe):

Conversion to Peace and Social Justice (AUDIO):

Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, a different sort of bishop (AUDIO):

Bishop Kussala of war-torn South Sudan shares the importance of faith during a time of crisis:

Crisis In Sudan: New Wave Of Violence Displaces Millions; Millions More Lack Basic Survival Needs:

Catholic bishop updates lawmakers on South Sudan peace deal – EWTN News Nightly:

Chapel: Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Oct 14, 2019:

Moipo – Simanjiro:

Moipo – Simanjiro

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Over 1 Thousands First AID Workers Have Been Trained and Graduated to Respond to Any Emergence in the Community in Yambio Gbudue State

Speaking to Anisa FM Radio Dr. Oliver Hillario, Manager for African Training Centre says, 1,400 first Aid workers have been graduated after completing two months training and call up on the communities to collaborate with first AIDERS in order for them to respond to an emergency in the community He adds that the trainees have acquired training for two months in Yambio which as qualified them to treat a sickness at early stages before the sickness gets worse.

Dr. Oliver mentioned that African Training Centre is Aiming to carry out the training in the whole of South Sudan. On his part, the Acting Minister of health in Gbudue state, Gibson Bullen Wande advises the graduates not to show off but let them offer effective services to the communities adding that it’s important for them to give services to the needed persons or community Cerilo Franco says with the two months training acquired he is able now to treat a sick person special with too much bleeding with the experience gained he can now handle sickness at early stage.

Meanwhile Joyce Peter, another graduates expresses her excitement adding that she can treat any person that she can see on the way that might have sustain serious and she will offer the services for free without any charge because she has acquired the training without any payment Anisa Radio journalist who attended the graduation reported that there was no medical equipment handed over to the graduates during the graduation; it is unclear which method they will be using to respond to the emergencies trained for in the community. The graduation of first AIDERS was conducted on Saturday at Yambio freedom Square.

Bishop Advice Citizens of Tombura State to stop Tribalism and Unite

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio urges citizens of Tombura State to work hard to stop tribalism in the state in order to develop themselves for better future Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala upon his return from Rome where he went for the continuation of Pope Francis bold initiative for peace in South Sudan, upon hearing the news of insecurity in Tombura state decided to proceed immediately to Tombura.

He calls on all State Government in the person of Governor Patrick Zamoi, all ngos, cbo, parishes leadership, apostolic societies, Business people, traditional leaders, youths, women and all those in diaspora to do what can unite and promote coexistence for peace in the state! Please have hope and trust in yourselves and God will compliment, Hiiboro, adds. In other development, Bishop Hiiboro announces the commencement of the Women and Maternity hospital as the building materials have arrived

Bishop Hiiboro announces the ground breaking for the construction of St. Genevieve Academy Secondary which is due for September 07th 2019 in Tombura! The Bishop says, soon he will officiate institution of Two postulates as Novices for the congregation of Sisters of our Lady of Peace in Tombura. The Bishop encourages parents and community to allow girls enter religious life. This will be the first time for the congregation since 1974 to have novices who would become sisters after two years in that congregation.

Parents Must Support their Children to School

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio is calling on parents to support their children to school because they are the future leaders of this country adding that the only gift that can be given to a child is education. Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kusala encouraged pupils of St. Theresa Naandi Nursery and primary school to be committed to their education while calling on parents to support them by paying school fees.

The Bishop appreciates the teachers of Naandi Nursery and primary school for the great work they are doing and encouraged them to continue with the spirit because through education future leaders can come with good quality. Bishop Hiiboro assured the people of Naandi that they can only develop when they have gone to school citing that people must study to take away poverty and in South Sudan.

The Bishop was talking in Naandi Catholic Parish during the announciation of the second term results up on his pastoral visit to Tombura State on Monday this week.

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