Northern Bahr El Ghazal Internal Province Launch
House of Bishop’s Meeting

By Rev William Majok Mayuang

The Bishops of Northern Bahr el Ghazel ProvinceWau, 17th April, 2018  The Northern Bahr El Ghazal Internal Province launched the house of Bishops meeting on Tuesday 17th April, 2018 in Wau. The house of Bishops meeting was attended by all the five bishops of Northern Bahr El Ghazal internal province and the two assistant bishops of Wanyjok and Nyamlel areas.

Northern Bahr el Ghazal Internal Province is an internal province within the Episcopal Church of South Sudan which is part of the Anglican Communion. It covers a large area in Northern West South Sudan that has many practical needs. Northern Bahr El Ghazal Internal Province is led by Archbishop Moses Deng Bol and comprises of five dioceses and three areas, each led by a bishop.

The five dioceses and three areas of Northern Bahr el Ghazal Internal include; Wau, Aweil. Abyei, Gogrial, Tonj dioceses and Wanyjok, Nyamlal and Raja areas. The internal province cover three former states of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and Northern Bahr El Ghazal states, and Abyei Administrative Area.

Now according to the creation of the 28 states it cover seven states of Wau, Gogrial, Tonj, Aweil East, Aweil West, Aweil Centre and Raja states plus the Abyei administrative Area.

Archbishop Moses Deng Bol The House of Bishops was chaired by His Grace, the Most Rev Moses Deng Bol, the Archbishop of Northern Bahr el Ghazal Internal Province and the Bishop of the Diocese of Wau.

Archbishop Moses Deng announced the house of bishop’s resolution, ”we have resolved to support civilian disarmament, mobilize the youth of Northern Bahr El Ghazal Internal Province not to accept to be used by politicians for their own political gain, appeal to the warring parties to stick to the cecession of hostilities agreement and negotiate in good faith to sign a peace during the 3rd round of the revitilation  process.  We also appeal to our people to stop forced and early marriages and to reduce the bride price because it is contributing to the intra and inter communal conflict. We appeal to our people to take all the children to school both boys and girls. We appeal to our people to cultivate their farms so that we can produce enough food for ourselves instead of depending on help from outside support."

The Bishops who came from the five dioceses of Northern Bahr El Ghazal Internal province thanked Archbishop Deng for a good time in Wau and for accommodation in the ECSS Guest House.

Archbishop Moses thanked and appreciated all the bishops for their commitment to come and share their ideas together. After the meeting all the bishops travelled to Juba to attend the enthronement of the Most Rev Dr Justin Badi the fifth archbishop, primate and metropolitan of the province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and the Bishop of the Diocese of Juba.  Enthronement was scheduled to be conducted on 22nd April, 2018 in all saints cathedral, Juba South Sudan.