Bishop launches textbooks distribution in Gbudue
By: Kitab A Unango
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, Eduardo Hiiboro Kusalla has launched the distribution of new textbooks to both primary and secondary schools in Gbudue State.
The full container of books, relevant to South Sudan syllabus was donated by the Western Equatoria Community Association (WECA) through the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in America to fight off illiteracy in the country.
Speaking during the launch at the Diocesan Curia, Yambio last week, Bishop Eduardo thanked God and described the donation as the best gift which marked the beginning of the academic year 2020.
His Lordship called upon schools’ administration and beneficiaries to ensure the books were kept well for both the present and future generations.
“I want to give credit to Western Equatoria Community Association in America. They got the books and facilitated their transport to us. Let us encourage the culture of reading because when you read, great things happen,” the Bishop urged.
He applauded Governors of the four states of Gbudue, Tambura, Maridi and Amadi for supporting the ministries of education in their respective states despite political and economic instability in the country.
He added that it was time for leaders to show true leadership and urged them to think about the population of the country especially children who are denied a bright future due to political wrangles.
The books will be distributed to schools in the former Western Equatoria State including Gbudue, Tambura, Maridi and Amadi States.
Emmanuel Kubako, official at the Directorate of Examinations in Gbudue Ministry of Education reiterated the state’s commitment in putting the books into good use adding that illiteracy was the main case of conflict in the country.
“The problems in this country are a result of illiteracy. Politics have come before the technical development in this country unlike what happens in the other developed countries where politics come after the technical development. It’s time to change that,” Kabako said.