Corrupt and Non-Responsive GOSS
“Not much in Change of Attitude” Hillary Clinton, U.S Secretary State.
By Gabriel M. Tor
Where is the law that punishes crime? Which is the constitution to cite?
Check South Sudan government’s structures: Heroes/heroines displaced and replaced with traitors; those who served Bashir for decades, to ensure South Sudan do not succeed to exist.
We [South Sudanese] have been living on optimism for almost a century as we hanged in the bush, but we also believe it’s time to believe in optimization (effectiveness of service). South Sudanese have lived on hope for many, many years during those civil wars between North and South Sudan, that every pain will come to an end and every lost will be paid for. Since the common hostilities ceased between South and North Sudan in 2005, through peace agreement, and the nation wealth came to be shared, or own, then the expectations of the people from the leadership are effectiveness of service to the people and the country South Sudan. Freedom delivered, service pending.
I heard them say Southerners have a lot of expectations, but I say no, that’s not true. People’s expectations are appropriate, but the burden is a lot of corrupting and the doing nothing-hands in Juba and other sites of leadership inside South Sudan. The evident are those few among us, who just left the bush and became millionaires in matter of days. Riches take time to accumulate, but it didn’t take time for these fellows to disapprove common sense; that money don’t grow on trees.
Government of South Sudan has been known as corrupt and non responsive by Southerners and their international communities of friends, who helped them, reached their current destiny. The witness of this line above are squandered millions of dollars which government officials had never, never bothered to explain and the communal violence which continued without condemnation and investigation from Kiir’s and states’ leadership.
If you care, as a leader. Won’t you arrive first at the scene of crime with your arm forces than foreign nation to arrive at your geographical location, before you do so? When Jale and Maar Payams were attacked and raided by unknown, or guessed neighboring hostile communities, in Jonglei State, South Sudan on Dec. 5th, 2011 as alleged. The first people who arrived as witnesses were UN. Don’t you tell me about transport? South Sudan has ruled itself for over 6 years and overseeing the receipt of the oil share. I believe we are still not waiting for a miracle to happen. All the violence threats, from Khartoum aggression, rebellion against GOSS and tribal fights have come and gone without being condemned and no investigation conducted, if not less condemn.
Questions have been asked, but some of the answers given were either more annoying or disgraceful than the tribal war itself. Salva Kiir Mayar, South Sudan president was asked in D.C by one of South Sudan Diasporas, during one of his visit a year ago.
Question: “What solution does Juba government have to bring Murle hostilities to an end against other targeted communities?” asked, one of the South Sudanese in exile. Kiir’s Answer: Murle do not kill kids, they feed and keep them (the abducted kids). When you looks at this answer in comparison to raids and abductions done by the raiders, an abducted kid, whom his/her mom have been raped, or killed is not at good hands at all. One: The kid is abducted to be sold, enslaved and being owned by the rapist. This is not good news to the victimized parents, but rather bad.
In about the same time, same year. Ezekiel Gatkuoth, Head of South Sudan mission in D.C travelled to Northern California and was presenting in Santa Clara University, after Stanford and Berkeley Universities among others, April, 2010, campaigning about why is it good for South Sudan to separate from North Sudan? Before Referendum votes that led to the independence of South Sudan on July 9th, 2011. Question: “What will Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) do to stop tribal violence in the South?” Gatkuoth’s answer: it’s not duty of the SPLA. By observing all these answers, you wanted to scream, and could ask, are you sure? Are you knowledgeable about the Country and its people whom you wanted to lead? You can’t fail to understand issues by not giving necessary answers. SPLA must protect civilians from both external and internal dangers, because we had no police with such capabilities until some are trained to do the job and even they are overwhelmed, SPLA will still be needed to help out in any situation.
“When you cease to believe, you cease to behave” Thiew De Gutbeer.
When South Sudanese don’t believe in anything going on, on the ground of Juba leadership right now, because things being done by GOSS are in opposite with what the fallen and remnant comrades across the country have fought and suffered for, then folks head back to the bush, which they hanged in for 21 plus years previously, during the second civil war against Khartoum government. So why would Kiir’s government make citizens go mad, in lieu of building joy and trust among communities for a better growth of a young nation? Either greediness, nor selfishness? You know the answer!!
In conclusion: “not much in change of attitude” – Hillary Clinton, Dec. 14th, 2011 - U.S Sec. of State on International Engagement Conference for South Sudan in D.C (brightcove video platform’s video clip).
Clinton spoke some clean hearts of GOSS victims. I wish the South Sudan Dec. 14th delegates took the message home with them. They could build a better home for all South Sudanese.
Holding grudges and simple brainless past, is a total lack of attitude in a civilized society, which former guerillas are keeping in practice as they mishandle the nation South Sudan. These create the sense of exclusiveness. “Inclusive is a key,” Clinton. If our older comrades allow young comrades in the nation’s leadership and start looking at all tribes as one, we would have a better chance of progress and security because they have advanced characters in them, which are good for development and understanding among communities in the Country. Much change of attitude is what allows us to live with dogs, cats and snakes as pets, because they have abandoned their past behaviors of the wilderness and start living like real humans; their new friends.
"Sadly, we tend to disrespect our dead heroes, and worship our living traitors" - Acuil Deng.
By Gabriel M. Tor