Where do the Greater Upper Nile Governors Stand on in South Sudan Government?
By Bijiek Jeknyal
April 2, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Greater Upper Nile governors are the most vulnerable and voiceless governors in the South Sudan’s regime since before the war broke out in December 15, 2013. These governors value money more than their Nuer tribes. These governors are being unfairly exploited excessively against their own tribal people. The three governor of Greater Upper Nile are working like slave without questioning their master’s decision.
The war broke on December 15, 2013 when president Kiir made unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Dr. Machar and subsequently president Kiir ordered the mass murder of anyone seem to be from Naath tribe, which is the tribe of Machar in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. President Kiir accused Dr. Machar of planning a coup while Dr. Machar was on the run.
When Dr. Machar had emerged from hiding, he denied the coup, but said it was the regime tactic to suppress the oppositions within the party. Observers from Western nations, United Nations, African countries, and more than 95% of South Sudanese citizens proofed president Kiir wrong that there was no coup attempted by Dr. Riek Machar. However, president Kiir is still using the governors of Greater Upper Nile against their own Nuer people and the governors are continuing their atrocities against Nuer’s properties in favor of kiir’s dictatorship regime, which murdered Nuer indiscriminately in the capital, Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan.
The Governors of Greater Upper Nile are Political Pawns
The governors of Greater Upper Nile who are supposed to be public servants are now turn into political pawns who are murdering the citizens of their own states, day and night. The question is who will they rule if they finish murdering the citizens of their own states? For example, the governor of Unity State Joseph Nyuent Manytuiel is the most poker chip governor who is very busy killing his very people that he claims to rule. Joseph Nguent Manytuiel who holds a Veterinary Degree from Khartoum was appointed governor of Unity State by presidential decree.
Joseph Nguen Manytuiel is now actively dividing and killing the indigenous of Unity State. Nguent Manytuiel is now using his loyalists’ commanders from his own county to heartlessly murdered civilians from other counties. President Kiir is using Nguen Manytuiel as a token to protect Warrap, the home state of Kiir from rebels’ invasion.
Clement Wani Konga (Governor of Central Equatoria)
In his address to his Equatorians supporters in Juba, in January, 2015, Governor Konga, said “I will not be used against my own people like Nguen Manytuiel of Unity State”. I strongly agree with Governor Konga. In fact, Governor Nguen is actively helping Nuer’s enemy kill Nuer. Governor Nguent Manytuiel, mobilizes, recruits, and arms all Bul-Nuer boys in Unity State to fight against other Nuer in protection of Warrap State from rebels’ invasion.
Currently many Bul-Nuer boys lost their legs, arms, and eyes; they become the victim of the war which is not targeting them. The war creates visible scars and invisible psychological mental scars to poor Bul-Nuer boys. While the Warrap boys who are being protected by Bul-Nuer boys are studying, party, and playing sports. Besides using Bul-Nuer boys against their own Nuer brothers, Nguen Manytuiel loyalists are planting land mines in the North of Rubkona County targeting mostly Rubkona County residents.
Governors Kong and Kun
John Kong and Simon Kun are other Nuer tokens who are being used by Kiir excessively against other Nuer. These governors are persuading Nuer day and night to come to the government, yet they are not protecting Nuer in the government from being tortured by a dictator’s loyalists. I am not asking you to join the rebels, but protect Nuer people who are in the government and Nuer civilians who live in remote and tiny villages from landmines.
Media reports that Nuers in Malakal town are being killed every single day by the government they serve and the governor does not say anything to the killers of his tribe men and rapists of his tribe women. Landmines are being planted in Nasir County, the governor hometown, targeting the civilians living in the adjacent to Nasir County, but the governor is not saying anything to his loyalists.
Landmines are being planted in Ayod County and surrounding areas, but the governor of Jongeli State is not raising any concerns about the effect of landmines on civil’s population around Ayod town. I wonder if do governor Nguen, Kong, and Kun feel proud for the government they are serving while at the same time is killing their own people on the basis of their tribal affiliation.
The author is a concern South Sudanese, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org