Ayod Community in Uganda welcomes creation of new states and Federalism in South Sudan

Press Release by Ayod Community in Uganda

Map of South Sudan showing the direction of Ayod County in Jonglei State (via Wikipedia)

Map of South Sudan showing the direction of Ayod County in Jonglei State (via Wikipedia)

July 24, 2014 (Nyamilepedia)  Ayod Students’ Association in Uganda ( Gawaar Community), pronouncement for federal system and welcome the creation of new states. A.S.A have strongly welcome the proposal made by the charismatic leadership of SPLM/A in opposition, the Resistance movement, led by the former Vice president Dr. Riek Machar Teny and his comrades in the movement.

The creation of more states in the country is the only vital decision that will solves the persistent greed and lack of progress in the young nation, absent of development and access block of services delivery to the people down in the states level. We highly embrace this proposal; it will open a novel trail to a novel enlargement, understanding, self-determination, integrity, harmony and affluence in the country.
We hope this proposal will not only heal the fresh wounds and wounds of the past, but will surely pave a route to the formation of federalism as new system of governance in country.
We the Ayod Students’ Association in Republic Uganda, desperately support the move made by SPLM in opposition. It is what the entire citizens have been waiting for all this while. Congratulate the charismatic leadership of Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLMLA in Opposition.
Ter Manyang Gatwech, a chairman of Ayod Students’ Association in Uganda said that in any government in the world there are functions which should be follow ;
1. To establish justice – This is the goal of the passages in Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2:14, which say that government is to discipline evildoers and protect those who do right.
2. To insure domestic tranquility – This phrase comes from the focus of prayer for government, which Paul urged in 1 Timothy 2:1-2. The New American Standard Bible says to pray for government “in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.”
3. To provide for the common defense – The protection of innocent human life is at the base of not only capital punishment (Genesis 9:6), but also in the provision of an army for protection from external threats.
4. To promote the general welfare – Romans 13:4 says that civil rulers are servants “to you for good.” The common good of all classes of citizens must be promoted by government passage of laws guaranteeing equal opportunity. It is not proper for government to provide money and aid to special interest groups. It is to promote, not provide, and to do so for all people in general, not for special people.
5. To secure the blessings of liberty – Blessing are a gift of one’s Creator, not a privilege granted by government. These blessings include life, liberty, and property. A biblical view of government sees that it cannot provide these, only secure them. Can somebody tell me the meaning of motto of South Sudan, Justice, Liberty and prosperity.

We congratulate Chollo community(Shilluk) and your new state Fashoda by bravely declaring their support to the SPLM/ in opposition and clingy hold onto the decision of creating more states. We thank you very much for that, and we hope together we shall uproot the leissz fare leadership that had cost division and disgust to our communities.
We encourage all south Sudanese citizens in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, North Sudan,Egypt,South Africa, United States of America ,(USA United Kingdom(UK) , Canada , Asia, and Australia and to dedicated their voices and convey their ropes for the proposal and the creation of (21) states. This will be the only option to bring back the lost love for one another among our beloved citizens on the other hand , the name of our newly state shall be called Phow state not Fangak state.
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Our citizens witnesses daily embarrassment from the very government who claim to be responsible for their protection, they are being butchered, raped, murdered and tortured without providing the world with reasons and evidences. The world should acknowledge the cowardice killing of innocent Nuer children, women, intellectuals among others.
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We once again wish to remind the entire world, Africa and south Sudan in particular to know that the enemy of south Sudan is not Dr. Riek Machar and his fellow comrades in the movement, it’s not ‘’white army’’ who intervene because President Salva massacre their relatives, it’s not Equatorians who strongly put their support for Federalism;
The true enemy is totalitarian, chronic greedily, tribalism, nepotism, parochialism, chauvinism ethnic cleansing, corruption, pogroms, carnage and love of leadership with no vision and mission. We want our fellow citizens of south Sudan to welcome the brilliant decision from SPLM in opposition for creating eleven more states. God will one day grant our country with a new leadership which will provide all the needs the citizens want.

By Ter Manyang Gatwech, chairman of Ayod Students’Association,Kampala and you can reach through email address:ayodstudents2008@gamile.com

South Sudan IGAD led peace talk to resume on 30th this month.

By George W. Mut,

Nyamilepedia’s correspondent, Bentiu, Unity state.

Members of South Sudan's SPLM delegation are seen at the opening ceremony of peace talks in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Jan. 4, 2014 (Photo: file)

Members of South Sudan’s SPLM delegation are seen at the opening ceremony of peace talks in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Jan. 4, 2014 (Photo: file)

July 24, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The adjourned South Sudan IGAD led peace talk will start later this month in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

According to a press release issued on 23rd this month, by the office of the special envoy to South Sudan, IGAD has conducted a broad consultation on South Sudan peace process with the SPLM –Juba faction, SPLM – IO, Former detainees, all political parties, civil societies and the churches in Juba, Kenya and Ethiopia.

“Following the adjournment of the Fourth Session of IGADled South Sudan Peace Process in Addis Ababa on 23rd June 2014, the IGAD Special Envoys have carried out broad consultations with various actors and stakeholders in the South Sudan peace Process.” the report reads.

The aim of the consultation was to take stock of progress, challenges and chart the way forward, particularly on the implementation of the resolutions of the IGAD assembly head of states and government Summit of 10th June 2014 with its main protocols to end the conflict and get the warring faction to focus on the formation of the government of National Unity.

“The resolutions of the Summit included the commitment by the two Principals to the conflict, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) and Dr. Riek Machar, former Vice-President of the RSS and leader of SPLM/A (in opposition),“to end the war”; and to establish a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) that will offer the best chance for the people of South Sudan to take the country forward” reads the IGAD report released on July 23, 2014.

The session which is scheduled to run from 30th July to Agust 10th will address how “to finalize and sign the secession of hostilities matrix and negotiate on details of government of national unity.”

The session will also discuss how to facilitate humanitarian operations, without intimidation and barriers, to reach the vulnerable populations in the country. The fourth round will also discuss ways to curb the looming famine.

“The essence of stopping the war is to create a conducive environment for negotiations; and, facilitate humanitarian operations to reach the needy populations and pre-empt the looming famine in South Sudan that is likely to affect millions of the displaced populations.” the report continue.

Fighting broke out in South Sudan last  December, 2013, displacing thousands of people to UNMISS camps across the country and 1.2 millions others to the neighboring countries. More than 10, 000 have been confirmed dead and war continues in many parts of the country.

Efforts to end the over 7 months old bitterly fought civil war, by the regional and international actors, have achieved very little on the ground. Both the US and EU governments have indiscriminately imposed sanctions on the two warring parties.

IGAD and African Union threatens to impose sanctions and punitive actions should the parties violate the agreements, a news that is welcomed by the armed opposition although its irritate the regime. The agreements signed in the last 7 months have been violated by the two parties.

George W. Mut, is a Nyamilepedia’s correspondent, who can be reached directly at mutgeorge8@gmail.com

The Adulteration of the Legacy of the Struggle

By Mabior Garang de Mabior,

Dr. John Garang de Mabior Memorial in Juba South Sudan(Photo: via Joao Leitao)

Dr. John Garang de Mabior Memorial in Juba South Sudan(Photo: via Joao Leitao)

July 24, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — The legacy of the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior has been significantly quoted, however, it is hardly understood even by those that claim to have been his lieutenants. There is no legacy of the late Dr. John Garang, there is only the people’s struggle. The late John Garang was a Man that fulfilled his responsibilities as an individual to the people’s struggle. We should be speaking of the example of Dr. John Garang not his legacy. The legacy of Dr. John Garang de Mabior is destroying the Republic of South Sudan through its misuse by South Sudanese celebrity politicians.

The word legacy is defined by the Webster dictionary as: “1leg·a·cy noun \ˈle-gə-sē: something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died: something that happened in the past or that comes from someone in the past.” If this is applied to the political situation in South Sudan, and we invent something called the legacy of Dr. John Garang; it begs the question who is the heir to this legacy?

The answer to this question has divided the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) as the different interest groups are contending over this legacy. The SPLM in Government under Salva Kiir, and the SPLM Political Leaders under Pagan Amum are fighting over the legacy to the exclusion of the third group under Dr. Riek Machar. The two groups the SPLM under Salva Kiir and the SPLM Political Leaders under Pagan Amum are in addition trying to assassinate the character of Dr. Riek Machar in the name of this legacy.

This barbaric war in the Republic of South Sudan arose out of a leadership crisis in the SPLM Polit-Bureau. The SPLM leaders; namely, Salva Kiir, Riek Machar, Pagan Amum, and Rebecca Garang had expressed their desire to contest for the chair of the SPLM at the National Convention scheduled for May 2013. The victor of these primaries would become the flag bearer for the SPLM at the general elections scheduled for April, 2015.

The Chairman of the SPLM recognizing that his popularity had waned, started to collude with his trusted henchmen to hatch a plot of eliminating those they perceived as a threat. The Chairman began his actions by dismissing the entire cabinet including his running mate Vice President Dr. Riek Machar on July 24, 2013. This was followed by the illegal dissolution of the structures of the SPLM on November 15, 2013.

The leadership of the Political Bureau countered by calling for a Press Conference on December 06, 2013 in which they exposed the dictatorial tendencies and rampant corruption in the government. The crisis came to a head on December 15, 2013 when the Chair of the SPLM in his capacity as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces declared that he had foiled a coup and that he was moving to arrest the leaders. The President stated:

The SPLM is fully committed to peaceful and democratic transfer of power and will never allow political power to be transferred through violence. In response to the criminal acts of yesterday committed by these disgruntled groups and for the sake of the security and safety of our citizens I hereby declare a curfew to be observed from 06:00 AM – 06:00 PM until further notice…

The government will ensure that the culprits answer for their crimes before the appropriate law institutions…

The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces made these allegations prior to any investigation and without evidence. The leaders of the SPLM were subsequently rounded up and placed under arrest, while a private army trained, armed and financed by the Presidency conducted a house to house search, murdering 10,000 South Sudanese citizens (including women and children) between the 15 and 18 of December, according to a report by International Crisis Group (ICG). The community report puts the figure above 20,000.

The ethnic based massacre that took place in Juba from the 15 – 18 of December was carried out in the name of the coup allegation made by the C-in-C , that has since been disproven in South Sudan’s Courts. The violence that ensued in the name of this coup has now left South Sudan in a cycle of revenge killing leaving the most vulnerable of our citizens at risk.

The legacy of the late Dr. John Garang has been misused by the political elite within the SPLM while all along betraying that legacy. These celebrity politicians are using the legacy in order for their celebrity to be more renowned, they are trying to present themselves as the alternative to President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar in the eyes of the international community. The legacy of Dr. John Garang could have been used in order to continue the struggle to bring about fundamental change in the country. Alas!

The misuse of the idea of the legacy of Dr. John Garang led to a leadership crisis within the SPLM Political Bureau. The crisis in the SPLM Political Bureau consequently led to the Juba Massacre; and subsequently to the current fighting in the country. The leadership of the SPLM Political Leaders after conspiring to take power, albeit through peaceful means; have failed to take their responsibilities as leaders by dissociating themselves from the destruction that their challenge to President Salva Kiir’s leadership has visited on our people.

The SPLM Political Leaders after uniting against the tyranny of Salva Kiir and pledging to remove him from power using democratic processes, betrayed the movement that worked tirelessly to secure their release from illegal detention. The SPLM Leaders under Pagan Amum upon their released betrayed the movement under the false premise that they don’t believe in violence. They have gone further by trying to present themselves as the alternative on the basis of (supposedly) being the custodians of the legacy.

In conclusion the SPLM leaders and indeed South Sudanese leaders should not be talking about the legacy of Dr. John Garang, they should instead be talking about the example of the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior who sacrificed his whole life for the sake of the marginalized people of the Sudan. The SPLM political leadership should learn from this example and sacrifice everything for the people of South Sudan instead of being holier than the Pope.

Cpt. Mabior Garang de Mabior

Nairobi, Kenya – July, 2014

The Nuer Supreme Council Calls on President Barack Obama not to allow President Kiir Mayardit to set foot on American Soil

Salva Kiir, the South Sudanese president finds himself in an empty boats as his political allies are deserting him(Photo credits: Kulan)

Salva Kiir ….

The Nuer Supreme Council

President Barrack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington D. C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

 


July 24, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — While we are appreciative of your efforts to bringing a lasting peace to South Sudan in the midst of man-made crisis, which caused thousands of civilians dead and millions displaced, we are writing to you to express our strongest opposition to your invitation to President Salva Kiir Mayardit to United States (US) for US-African Summit.

The Nuer Supreme Council has learned that Pres. Kiir is invited along with others African leaders to attend the Summit hosted by Brooks Institute comes August 4th, 2014. We feel Pres. Kiir’s invitation is misplaced and uncalled for considering the magnitude of the crimes against humanity he has helped committed. Based on these atrocities, we, the Nuer Supreme Council kindly asked your high esteem office to reconsider and revoke Pres. Kiir’s invitation.

Briefly, the Nuer Supreme Council is the highest organ and intellectual body of the Nuer nation. Its mission is to advocate, devise, develop policies and implement solutions of societal and national issues. In principle, our motto is nonviolence and peaceful resolution of societal matters and state of affairs. Thus, serves as our core value and golden rule. Nonviolence is our guiding principle and a philosophical approach to issues of importance as an organization.

Since the Nuer Juba Massacre in mid-December 2013, the Nuer Supreme Council didn’t release any press release condemning the massacre because, as an organization, we were dumbfounded and shocked by the magnitude of the crimes committed against one ethnic group by Pres. Kiir’s government.

In this regard, we are cognizant of the fault lines and its heinous outcomes and we held those who committed these crimes fully responsible. We strongly condemned all the atrocities committed in the strongest terms possible. In the investigation, we highly recommended the involvement of the international community in order to bring the perpetrators to book and face full force of the law.

Mr. President,

As referenced above, we, the Nuer Supreme Council is saddened by the fact that your office has extended an invitation to Pres. Kiir. We found this invitation terribly disturbing and indeed disrespectful and miscarriage of justice. Not only that, the invitation exceptionally undermines your stand on the side of justice and humanity.

As such, its betrayed global justice and right to life. In many respects, it’s counterproductive to what you stood for but disgraceful insult to all voiceless South Sudanese whose love ones were murdered by Pres. Kiir’s private forces between December 15th -20th, 2013. Lastly, it’s an appalling insult to peace loving Americans and friends of South Sudan globally.

On the other hand, it’s an open secret that Pres. Salva Kiir is a vicious killer and a ruthless dictator who murdered his own countrymen and women based on their ethnicity. In our view, Pres. Kiir and his cronies deserved nothing than to pay for the
crimes they have committed from your administration and international community and not dine with world leaders. The least, the Nuer Supreme Council expects from the White House and the international community is a diplomatic isolation of Kiir’s government due to the following reasons:

  1. Between December 15th – 20th, 2013, Pres. Kiir’s government targeted and killed between 10, 000- 20, 000 innocent Nuer civilians in Juba alone on a door -to -door search summary executions.
  2. Nuer’s young girls and women were gang raped with broken sticks and brutally killed afterward.
  3. Innocent Nuer civilians (women, men and children) were forced to feed on their dead relatives and had to perform oral sex with family members (daughters, wives, mothers, and the uncles) regardless of their ages.
  4. Dr. Machar’s hometown, Leer was ransacked and its hospital was torched to the ground; and water wells destroyed after cessation of hostility agreement was signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the attack, innocent civilians were targeted and brutally killed by dismembering them.
  5. Also, in Leer, chiefs were fired squad; infants were killed by striking them against trees; women and young girls were gang raped with broken sticks; and innocent civilians including women and children were tied up dumped into the wells alive and afterward died from suffocation.
  6. On April 17th, 2014, more than 145 innocent Nuer civilians, majority whom were women and children killed and many other more wounded in the UN Base in Bor, Jonglei State by government troops.
  7. One thousand unarmed Nuer trainees were food poisoned in Pariak, Jonglei State and another 200 more were fired squad in Mapel training camp, Northern Bahr el Ghazal simply because they were Nuer.
  8. Pres. Kiir lied to the people of South Sudan and the world about fabricated coup attempt which led to current crisis.
  9. Pres. Kiir’s government has used an international banned cluster bomb between Juba and Bor, Jonglei State early this year
  10. Pres. Kiir’s government defied the world leaders for the last 7 months of conflict he created and spent $14.5 million dollars on weaponries from China (100 anti-tank missiles, 1,200 rockets, 9,000 assault rifles and hundreds of grenade launchers).
  11. Pres. Kiir’s government has paid $ 1 million dollars to three Washington D.C.’s lobbying Groups, which include the KRL International, the Podesta Group and the Diplomat Inc. while people of South Sudan are starving to death on a daily basis.

Mr. President,

As far as humanity is concerned, Pres. Kiir has lost touch with human’s feelings and doesn’t deserve even a handshake with the world leaders let alone meeting them.

Based on the evidence presented, we believe permitting Pres. Kiir to come to the US will be a grave mistake and will send a wrong precedent that your administration (Mr. Obama) condones savageries and leaders who kill their own citizens in cold blood. To avoid this practice Mr. President, Pres. Kiir must not be allowed to set foot on the American Soil.

Besides, allowing Pres. Kiir to dine with the world leaders in the U.S. will stains America’s good image, which promote global justice. Pres. Kiir’s acts resemble deeds of Adolf Hitler of German who killed 6 million Jews and Osama Bin of Saudi who murdered 3, 000 Americans on 9/11.

If no single world leader would ever invite Adolf Hilter or Osama Bin Ladin to his/her country for the heinous crimes they have had committed, Mr. Obama, why are you inviting a man who murdered more than 10, 000 innocent civilians in cold blood? Is this not an intelligent insult to the American people? And what kind of message are you sending out to the world regarding those who took laws into their own hands?

In closing, based on the reasons presented, we are confident that you will reconsider your invitation to Pres. Kiir. Certainly, this will send a very strong message that leaders who committed heinous crimes against humanity are not the US’s friends but foes.

J. Nguen
Secretary General,
The Nuer Supreme Council
+1 306 261 9575
Email:nyolgaar@yahoo.com

Breaking News: South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda admitts funding UPDF with Billions of Dollars

Updated at 12:45Am, July 24, 2014(Pacific Time).

South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda addressing Press early this year in Kampala (via ST)

South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda addressing Press early this year in Kampala (via ST)

July 24th, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudanese Ambassador to Uganda, Samuel Luate Lominsuk, has confirmed that, indeed, the South Sudan government is footing the fuel and oil costs of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in South Sudan.

The confirmation from the ambassador follows in a line of explanations that the UPDF has been giving for its continued stay and guarding of government installations in the war-torn nation of South Sudan.

Conflicting statements had earlier been issued to the media by both governments on who is funding the operations of the UPDF in South Sudan. However, in a closed session of a defense committee meeting at Uganda Parliament yesterday, UPDF revealed that they were getting extra funding from the South Sudan government for their ‘mobility costs’.

Documents tabled to the MP’s with restricted access place the figure that has so far been spent by the army at 22 billion shillings for the past three months.

The South Sudan ambassador now offers new insights into the highly secretive status of Forces Agreement signed between the two countries, saying that the UPDF is only catering for the salaries of soldiers while the South Sudan government handles the rest of the fees.

The ambassador speaking from his residence to URN in an interview said the government of South Sudan is helping the UPDF to ‘move in South Sudan’ because of the ‘geographically challenging’ terrain that the forces are operating in.

URN has also seen figures from the South Sudan budget that indicate a 9% increase in security spending to bring the percentage of the budget spent on security to 56%, representing 1.8billion dollars (4.7 trillion Uganda shillings).

The UPDF will continue to foot the wage bill of the soldiers in South Sudan. Nyamilepedia Editorial team’s attempts to get the UPDF spokesperson, Paddy Ankunda, to confirm the reports went unanswered.

UPDF entered South Sudan in December 2013 to help create a safe evacuation route for Ugandans. However, a status of forces agreement was reached between South Sudan and Uganda for the soldiers to also protect key government installations – which they are still doing.

More than 70% of the national army has defected to the opposition and the remaining loyal forces decry preferential treatment of their Ugandan counterparts.

The presidential guards battalion, Tiger, fiercely fought among themselves over salaries issues in March as some claim going for three to six months without pay. Similar incidents have been reported in other parts of the country.

South Sudan generate over 90% of its revenue from oil production and borrowings. Two-third of its oil production is allegedly affected by the conflict.

Salva Kiir hospital, donated by China, went off operations before its first patients recover last week. The hospital was shut down 5 days after its opening as the government fails to foot the fuel of the gravely needed initiative. Similar austerity measures are felt in Juba and other parts of the country.

South Sudan conflict erupted in December when a group of presidential guards, allegedly loyal to the country’s former vice president, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, resisted force disarmament from their colleagues at the order of the presidential guards commander, Gen. Marial Chanuong. Marial was the first to be sanctioned by the US government.

PARENTLESS, ORPHANAGE SURVIVING ON THE STREETS OF SOUTH SUDAN

By David Lony Majak

Opinion, updated at 12:55Am, July 24, 2014(Pacific Time).

Streets Children Clearing the City from Warrap State, South Sudan (Via Wikipedia)

Streets Children Clearing the City from Warrap State, South Sudan (Via Wikipedia) 2012

July 24th, 2014 (Nyamilepedia) — The initiations of nationalism and religious support in any country are a sign of helping helpless communities living in the Nation. I guess that means you are a member of the Religious aid churches in South Sudan. In God’s past it would be nice to deploy our church leaders somewhere and have it do some good for a better change in order to help our street children. And for us to understand and believe in this issue of street children in our country is to see the possibility of unity happening among ourselves first but we were not allowed to kill infant or minor like in recent hostilities of living in Juba.

It is always a hard way to go and you could find that our helpless street children are been bulked by city night robbers in dark corners. I agreed with our theologians’ preacher who always takes a lead of unforgettable heart of unity toward the whole nation and maintain peace or stability when exercising the words of Almighty GOD. It is actually horrible means indirect insult to the Nation that the rest of the world doesn’t intervene in some issues to do with this and that can be handled by the country itself. In order to topple the streetwise in some countries, give the people food and medicine and they will create a normal life and cool behaviors but the fact is that, some of these children living on the streets today after long civil war between the two Sudan (s) were born in wealth-off families and as a result of war challenges, they found themselves living in unbelievable places since they had lose their parents which we used to called them heroes of south Sudan. Again we have the ongoing current war in our new nation, not only by guessing but so many children are still going to remain homeless, orphanages and nowhere to go, thus they will join the streets.

Hopefulness; the greatest reassurance that you can give a child is a sense of hopefulness. Because of our relationship with Christ lord Jesus, we have a hope beyond what the world can give. We can say along with the Psalmist in Jesus’ testimonial in some of Gospels, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:5) In a time when a child feels helpless, we can show him that our hope is in Christ. A favorite Bible verse of one third-grader is Psalm 56:3: “When I am afraid, I will trust in you in everything.” This verse is a comfort because it reminds her that God is with her. God gives us a sense of peace and hopefulness through His love and care.

Remind children of God’s presence with us. God gives us this assurance through promises such as Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Jesus’ words assure us in Matthew 28:20: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Verses such as these can be comforting to children. Use these times of dealing with crises to express to children the peace that Jesus promises in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” You may be the instrument for showing children that our peace and hope are in Christ. In south Sudan yesterday and today, most of the just gained rich people sees themselves no one can destroy them with their property. But if you give your hand, then; Almighty GOD shall open for you a great way and to continue blessing you.

Surviving on the streets in cold South Sudan as those with age 6- 8-12-14 years old. Even that says enough why this problem has got to be removed along with its concentration if people get united and to thinks maturely on how to help out these helpless children. Some of the street children are those who lose their beloved parents during the long struggled civil war of the two Sudan (s) which today resulted to some enjoyable factors like freedoms, justice, equality and prosperity. With thousands of people starving and even more thousands of people in concentration camps. How can the Republic of south Sudan turn blind eyes to the abandoned homeless children inside our own boundaries?  Iam certainly not unsympathetic to the plight of these children in South Sudan.

To assured the general public, challenging our recent GOD given country at this moment is none of my concern, which is not my point. My point is that people need to wake up to the fact that countless thousands of children living on the streets of south Sudan are abandoned and homeless with equally tragic and horrific circumstances. We cannot amend these global circumstances with any legitimacy until we can correct our own mistakes and to realize its fundamentalism to have children in safe side in our societies. Meanwhile, the most religious countries in the world like south Sudan are all a great places to live.

The guest writer is a founder and positive preacher of why our children are suffering on the streets of the republic of south Sudan before the current ongoing war erupted lately last year 2013 December, yet a lots of work can be done to help them not to stay on the streets, your nation is your childhood and the backbone of your country, every child deserves family.

The author can be reached at delonymajak@yahoo.com

The way forward for South Sudan-Peace Talk@ Addis Ababa

By Ngomlac Lahm,

Opinion.

South Sudan mediators, SPLM representative at peace talk in Addis Ababa(Photo: file)

South Sudan mediators, SPLM representative at peace talk in Addis Ababa(Photo: file)

23rd July, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — It is good practices to put time frame on negotiation when the causes that led to the conflict are identify. Negotiation should not be allowed to go on indefinitely. In case of South Sudan, I do not think the main cause of the crisis is a power struggle between President Salvatore Kiir and Dr. Riak Machar as being portrayed by IGAD mediators and other media outlets. It would be a grave mistake if IGAD continue to think that the conflict could be resolve by sharing power between the two gentlemen. We should not hurry to form the transitional government without first agreeing on the scope of work/term of reference for this new administration otherwise we are just postponing the issue for another day to explode. Believe me or not we will just be sending this new group to Juba to initiate another fighting in the capital.

IGAD should refrain from prescribing solutions to the conflict rather it should ensure that the negotiation is going on well and the parties stick to the declaration of principles. For us to minimize the circle of violence and prevent any other groups in South Sudan from resorting to army struggle then we must tackle the issues that led to ongoing killings and destruction of property. It is therefore wrong for people like Mr. Makeui Lueth to say that only those holding arms are the one to be in the negotiation table at Addis Ababa. In my view below are the issues the negotiating teams should concentrate on;

1-     Governance-is at the core of the current crisis otherwise the President would have not abuse the constitutional power by ordering the massacre of innocent civilians in Juba. One person in the name of the president was given excessive power by the John Luke’s constitution to the extent that he thought he owns South Sudan. He even went as far as believing that he could denial any civilians his/her God given rights. The country was basically a clan property. President Kiir assumes he was a small god in South Sudan. The only thing that was left that President could not take away or denial any citizen was oxygen apart from killing. That is why it is important to have a constitution that would limit the power of the executive and ensure independence of the legislature and Judiciary.

2-     Security sector- this was just a congregation of tribal militias rather than a national army. That explain why it was easy for the President also to set up his own militias from one community disguised as a presidential guard to protect his clan government. The security sector need total overhaul and a new national army has to be establish. The current security personnel do not reflect the image of the nation as such it pledges its allegiance to the President and not even to the John Luke’s constitution. Otherwise the army would have protected the country from self-destruction because of individual ambitions.

3-     Public Service sector- It is packed with semi-literate group of people from one community who took settle at school from rain and later on claim to be educated. Former soldiers who participated in the civil war being awarded positions as a reward for their sacrifice. That is why we are unable to develop any institution to deliver service to the populace. You cannot sacrifice management in the name of pleasing former soldiers.

4-     Electoral Commission-we need to establish an independent electoral body with credible and honest members. The body should be acceptable to all political parties. If need be we may even ask a foreign candidate to head the institution until such time we feel we can pick one of us to manage it.

5-     Judiciary sector reform-Instead of being an independent arm of government, it was receiving order from the President. All the judges were president appointees including the Chief Justice and Attorney General. That explained why the CJ was agitated when a group of Lawyers lodge a case against the president for violating Pagan’s right of movement. Cases of land grabbing specifically in Equatoria region at the courts being handle discriminatory and causing resentment and bitterness.

6-     Formation of a mini national and state assembly- The current legislative assemblies both at national and state level must be dismantle for the transitional government to function well. Majority of the members are President Appointees as such they are likely to impend and sabotage the work of the transitional authority. Therefore a mini national and state legislative assembly should be establish for assist the transitional arrangement at both level.

7-     Federal System- the conversation about the federal system of government has been on for quiet sometime. The Equatorians mentioned it in their two documents submitted to the national government. Recently the SPLM-IO also echoes the same sentiment and has come up with 21 states based on the Southern Sudan colonial districts of 1956. Several South Sudan academicians have posted their opinions on federal system in various South Sudan websites. However it is only the regime of Kiir that has done the opposite by warning the people in SPLM-Juba controlled areas not to discuss this topic. He went even further by equating federal to Kokora ‘’ re-division of Southern Sudan into three regions in 1983’. If this popular demand by majority of South Sudanese is not listen to then the resolution to the peace talk would be Band-Aids settlement.

As it stands now IGAD is trying to put the cart before the horse by hurrying to the formation of the Interim administration. If the warring parties could agree on the framework for the seven items, then a transitional government will be a product.

In conclusion, Dr. Riak Machar has already indicated his desire not to participate in the transitional government and therefore it would be imperative for President Kiir to step down and both act as guardians/Principals to the Interim government. Also any South Sudanese who had served in the Kiir government at ministerial level should be bar from participating in the transitional administration to avoid internal wrangling.

The author can be reached at ngomlac_lahm@yahoo.com