By Malek Cook-Dwach, Kampala-Uganda, OCT/04/2015, SSN,
“Good Ideas are produced by Healthy Mind”;
On personal note: the tribal sediment is deeply rooted beyond repair and manifested to the greater degree that verses the nationhood. In the onset of historical movements of South Sudanese people from pre-independence to post-independence era; the extra-juridical killing continue base on ethnic identities in the pretext of claiming and hijacking the historic legacy.
It was alleged that the incumbent Dinka Council of Elders (DCE) once formulated 39 laws against Nuer on 23/12/2003 in Yei under the chairmanship of Daniel Awet Akot, could this meeting be what triggered door-to-door massacre of ethnic Nuer in 2013 from the inside Capital City Juba under the supervision of the President Salva Kiir Mayardit?
The recruitment of Dut ku beny nick named mathiang Anyoor speaks volumes in the implementation of 39 laws against Nuer ethnic group which were well designed by Dinka Council of Elders (DCE) long time ago and the President Kiir Mayardit is a chief architecture Engineer of this process forgetting that he is president to everyone because he is branded by tribal mindset.
When this kind of politics comes into play, it was provoked by fear of sharing the national cake and political reforms to revitalize the system because the Dinka Council of Elders (DCE) is a direct beneficiary in the system and preferred status quo.
The culture of payback is what’s destroying the World’s newest nation (South Sudan). There are those who called themselves liberators and demand rewarding at the expense of the poor.
Coming back to the topic, I don’t see any reason behind claiming what is not your initiative as seen in creating of 28 States by President Kiir while it was earlier proposed by SPLM-IO to be 21 States based on colonial rule with known boundaries.
If Juba government buys this idea, they could wait for transitional government formation for it to be legislated in the national parliament in line with permanent constitution.
I doubt the creation of 28 States was a gesture of goodwill from President, as stated by Mark Twain that “When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
The President supposes to succumb to ‘give Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God.’ The idea for the President having Dinka Council of Elders (DCE) as his Presidential aides was wrong in the first place because it does not reflect the diversity of South Sudanese.
I am also skeptical for the President’s Speech writers because in several occasions there appeared forged and plagiarized speeches.
On Monday April 27, 2015 when Salva Kiir addressed the newly graduated students from Juba University he plagiarized President of Rwanda Paul Kagame speech when he addressed his home country students on the 21 of April 2015 in Rwanda. Available on the links below htt://www.newtimes.c.orw/article/2015-4-13/187797/
Kiir speeches on 27, April, 2015:
When Kiir signed the compromise peace agreement (CPA2) in August 26, 2015, he also plagiarized the famous quote from Ja’afer Niemery when he abrogated the Addis Ababa peace Agreement in 1983, when he said ‘’This peace is neither the Quran nor the Bible.”
For somebody who’s been to quality schools it is always discouraged and prohibited to forge and plagiarize somebody else words by means of copy and paste because plagiarism is a crime punishable by law.
Seeing somebody with high profile like head of state plagiarizing speeches is an insult to the sovereignty of our country and also questioning the educational capacities of President Speech’s writers.
Creation of 28 States could be the work of Council of States as per the transitional constitution of South Sudan bestowed upon them the power to alter or change the name of any state if it deems to.
The unilateral decision taken by Mr President Salva Kiir met with mixed reactions and condemnation inside South Sudan and Diaspora intellectual circles.
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