BY: Gabrial Pager Ajang, USA, MAY/02/2014, SSN;
If there is anything that I have learned about Juba government, it is that the government is run by a COWARD. And if you are a coward, Mr. President, Politics isn’t for you. Our government had no confidence at its core leadership and that continues to exacerbate panic and anxiety in its executive.
The president has accused Oyai Deng Ajak, Majak D’Agoot Atem and Mac Paul of d’état coup eight times, and when facts were examined, there were no evidences that supported any alleged coup or the allegations.
This fear is caused by insecure people who run their mouths in the government and who do not know what exactly they are talking about.
It is basically done by members that were then rejected by Dr. John Garang, the SPLM/A founder and leader, during liberation struggle.
I think cowardliness is exacerbated by people who are determined to destroy South Sudan or people who do not know how to help run the national government. They feed president Kiir with nonsense.
They have told Kiir that the “solution to South Sudan’s problem should not be imported.”
Well, what can we do when our government does not trust anyone to solve its problems?
The South Sudanese government does not trust the (USA, UK, Norway for instance) countries that helped South Sudan to gain its independence. And the people are faced with immense problems and challenges.
This government of South Sudan had made mistakes after mistakes, and created problems after problems.
With these evidences, can this government of South Sudan bring peace to her country without help from foreign countries? And who will solve our problems, when the government rejected diverse opinions of our citizens?
However, President must be a person that holds up the core principle of leadership and basic standards of governance, and stops paying attention to criticism because it distracts him from delivery of services to the nation and solving grave problems that are facing our nation.
I think the president should be a real president of South Sudan, and start denouncing this empty rhetoric from cabinet ministers. These ministers that threaten former political detainees are entrenched in their failures and wallowing in desperation.
They have threatened to rearrest former political detainees if they continue talking, and running their mouths.
Besides, with this logic, political detainees were arrested because of their talking, and the Special Court found no sufficient evidences that support attempted coup, and the government knew it was losing the case.
Therefore, the president ordered the minister for justice to breach judicial proceeding, and prisoners were released.
Now, these freed prisoners are told by the minister for information that claims to have a law degree that he will arrest them if they continue talking. I will not dig down cabinet resumes but this abhorrent speech warrants attention!!!
I think the former political detainees can be granted the civic life of democracy by participating in interviews, movements, and building bonds of trust among citizens, and by participating in the political process that fuels a form of good government that could serve its citizens better.
To conclude this paper, based on the records of the liberation struggles, Tilar Ring, Makuei Lueth, Aleu Anyieny cannot question the patriotism of Pagan Amum, Oyai Deng Ajak, Magak D’Agoot Atem, and Deng Alor Kuol.
It is that clear and simple. Former political detainees are threatened because South Sudan is an orphan, and the country is run by the dead president.
The president is morally dead, if he is alive, then he must reverse course and look for peaceful sequential political resolution to problems.
The author teaches political Science and History at Career College, former Nebraska legislative assistance and passionate advocates of responsive government that observes rules of laws, and guarantees citizens protection; as an important principle of democratic government. Besides, he is specialized in Public administrations and policy
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