BY: Juach Garang, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, OCT/16/2013, SSN;
It’s very intricate to decimate a perversive corruption unless there is change of leadership in Juba regime, which has intensified due to the lack of good leadership. This allow corruption to be established across institutions and to become difficult to eradicate.
The mere change of leadership would be a better approach to get rid of this perversive corruption. However some government officials inciting corruption stated that, “why would I be fret whilst my children study aboard? They will finished study and return back home to work in government or other private sectors to enrich themselves and their children.”
These officials are saying this because they crave to push the President into the sea and Mr Kiir does not notice their plans yet. These officials sit down in special hotels and talk politics plotting how to trounce Dr Riek Machar and his political allies come 2015 Federal election.
Mr Kiir has made a huge mistake when issuing his monotonous decree pardoning Dr Lam Akol without a reason. Dr Lam Akol did nothing that will require pardoning. The decree issued to pardon Dr Lam Akol is perplexing because the president does not know when to use a decree.
Acceptably, Mr Kiir pardoning of rebel leaders is good but not opposition leader Dr Lam Akol who did not rebel against the government.
In actuality, Dr Riek was the one who used to accuse Dr Lam Akol of supporting the rebels in Upper Nile which was delusional. This might be the reason behind Mr Kiir pardon of Dr Lam Akol.
However, no being sceptical, but it seemed that Mr Telar Deng had politically influenced Mr Kiir to issue such decrees. Apparently, Mr Telar Deng has been acting like the President because of their close comradeship.
This means whatever Mr Telar Deng said the President used it as healthy advice and good for his leadership. Mr Telar Deng is a tribal person and he had supported the President to issue decrees sacking Dr Riek’s and dissolving the whole cabinet.
Whilst Mr Telar Deng is seen as very corrupting on the president, he, Telar, is certainly a saviour for his administration. As much as the Kiir administration believed in Telar, this explains why he was brought closer to the president.
Arguably, Mr Telar’s appointment to the current position will surely bring more destruction than good.
Telar is protecting SPLM leadership not to be taken over by any other person other than Mr Kiir since when Telar saw Dr Riek expressing his willingness to run for the country’s top seat.
Cynically, Telar commented by informing Mr Kiir that, “you are keeping your foe in your compound. This is a man who had annihilated innocent civilians but now he is talking of change whilst he is not a chairman of the party.”
However, what occurred in Juba was a personal political interest game by Telar who personally engineered the sacking of former cabinet ministers and vice-president, Dr Riek.
By all this tactic by Telar, he has cleverly positioned himself to maliciously gain from president’s ignorance.
For Mr Kiir, apparently, this guy called Telar is the saviour for SPLM-led government. But, it seems Telar’s intention is not to work for the benefit of the government but for himself.
None of these political elites are worried about this perversive corruption which only keeps them rich.
This perversive corruption will not come to an end except when Southerners elect an appropriate leader in 2015 general election. Once the South Sudanese elect this leader their aim will be achieved in combating corruption and tribalism in the country.
However, the goal of the president’s closer allies in the corruption saga is the self-destruction of Mr Kiir legacy itself.
The current president lacks genuine democracy because he is surrounded by wolves. These wolves like Telar always give Mr Kiir wrong advice regarding the true state of affairs in South Sudan because some of these individuals care only about their agenda of looting the country’s resources coupled with the lack in providing good governance to the people of South Sudan.
These looters-cum-officials have embezzled public funds by depositing substantial amounts of several millions US dollars in their foreign accounts. These officials deceived Mr Kiir about how to run the country with dead persons ideas.
Apparently, this is what constituted Mr Kiir not following the vision of SPLM/A. This have been a character of those corrupted leaders, they are not worried of other peoples’ lives including those who liberated this country through the referendum. Also the SPLA lack getting their salaries on time.
However there is no scepticism that this country has fallen in the hands of few elements. Those who were actually combatants during the war did not benefit because they were deprived by the corruptors in SPLM led government.
Many people are getting their salaries whilst sitting in their villages not even reporting themselves but still received their salaries. This shows that corruption has roots in the top leadership.
So, who is that person who would talk about corruption whilst the president himself pays less attention on it?
If Mr Kiir wants to linger longer as a president then he should never try to fool people that corruption has no place in his government which is not an illusion.
Corruption is not that simple to eliminate unless there is the right mechanism in place. This desires a tactic to eradicate corruption from the government institutions.
However, the difficulty is tribal allegiance that’s so deeply embedded in government institutions which is an obstacle to elimination of corruption.
Sometimes the blame goes to the president not because he is directly involved in corruptions but due to his lack of action to stop such misappropriation of funds.
But, however, his ineptness to bring those involved to account for the embezzled money might confirm allegations that these culprit officials are actually conspiring together with Mr. president Kiir to loot the country.
However, sometimes if a child grows up alongside his father he naturally doesn’t bother himself much to do things on his own as he always relied on his father but when his father dies, he will continue to do what his father used to do. This child is likely to be misinformed because he has no idea of his own confidence.
What makes it intricate is the fact that Mr Kiir had left without learning much from our late John Garang’s when he died. Our late Garang would have sent the current president to a revolutionary school to learn more political theories like the others when attended.
Possibly, this is what makes it difficult for Mr Kiir to solve problems like corruption and tribalism.
Mr Kiir is very nice person to lead our country if he does not listen to those advisers surrounding him. Those advisers gave him decisive advice that polarised citizens and they are doing it because of their own political agenda.
Advisedly, the president should revisit his decisions prior issuing a decree. For instance Dr Lam is not a foe to the people of South Sudan. Instead, Dr Lam Akol wants a modification and democratic rights for every citizens.
For some supporters of the president, Dr Lam Akol is seen as an enemy… this needs to stop. The country needs all her daughters and sons to contribute so that citizens will have genuine democracy and complete provision of necessary services.
Juach Garang is a concerned South Sudanese living in Perth, Western Australia. He can be reached at email@example.com