Malakal, South Sudan: Armed Forces Peace Building Efforts
The first unified troops who graduated on August 30 in South Sudan need to be guided by the “Spirit of peace” for a successful mission, a Catholic Nun serving in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal has said.
On August 30, South Sudan graduated over 21,000 new troops that are to constitute a unified national army, police, and other forces of security as part of the implementation of the country’s September 2018 Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
In an interview with ACI Africa, Sr. Elena Balatti said, “The priority task of these forces is to defend the lives of civilians, their property, and the country as a whole.”
“I do hope and pray that the troops will be guided by the spirit of peace in carrying out their duties,” Sr. Balatti told ACI Africa September 8.