MG/ Ashhab K. F. Ukanda
Commander, Green Army brigade, SPLM/A IO / Wau Ngoginda.
Loyal to Dr. Riak Machar Teny 15.July 2015
Any solution for the problem of South Sudanese, should address the major grievances of South Sudanese people including the minorities in every corner of the country. Solutions that concentrate to the majority leaving minorities behind will not be fair and guarantee permanent stability.
The implementation of the SPLM Vision of taking the town to the people which targeted the minorities and turned into grabbing of the land and destruction of farms in some states, must be review and senior official in the government who are behind the fueling, must stopped arming those loyal to them and carrying out the destruction.
Democracy must be prevailing and respected as provided in the constitution. South Sudanese people are to be seen practicing their right provided by the constitution. Media houses and journalists are to be protected, seen doing their work freely, and are to be consider as the mirror where the nation sees itself and put things correct and not as enemy.
South Sudanese people are to be treated equally before the law. Protection should be provided equally to all of them and not like what we are seeing today, pastoralists are allow to take arms for what they call it protection for their cattle, while farmers are not allow to take arms for the protection of their farms.
We can see the SPLA providing protection to armed cattle keepers while causing destruction in farms, and farmers remaining without protection.
True federalism is the only way for the survival of stable South Sudan, it should be implemented correctly and fully to guarantee just participation of South Sudanese people in the building of their nation, all people should get their part in the system, and not like what is happening today in Western Bahr Elghazal State, all the key posts are taken by the people from the neighboring states, Warrap, Lake and Aweil.
The really people of the State are marginalized and oppressed. They don’t have a say in the affairs of their state.
The constitution of the county is the concern of each and every South Sudanese. As they participated in its making up right from the beginning, they should also be consulted in any case of amendment, other wise any amendment without their consent, will not represent their will, and any decision taken in the line of the amendment will be illegitimate.
We have been seeing the government declaring general amnesty from time to time, but how honest is the government to its declarations? How many innocent are arrested and kept with the National security within this general amnesty without legal procedure? How many times, we saw senior officials in the government insulting those responding in the national media?
The power that was delegated to the executive and legislative by the people of South Sudan through the previous constitution is already expired. They don’t have the right to make any amendments in the expired period as far as extend their period without the consent of South Sudanese people.
This regime is not any more a democratic elected government; time has come for South Sudanese People to come out with the new mechanism to establish new fair system in the country for the betterment of their future.