A New Year Message By The Jieng Council Of Elders (JCE)

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

JIENG COUNCIL OF ELDERS (JCE)

JUBA

Re: 2016 NEW YEARS MESSAGE


Jan 02, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- The Jieng Council of Elders (JCE), on behalf of the entire Jieng People wishes the people of the Republic of South Sudan a Happy and Prosperous New Year -2016. 2015 has been a year full of trials and should be remembered as a remarkable year because the people of South Sudan witnessed the following milestones:

  1. Signing of Arusha SPLM Re-unification Agreement;
  2. Signing of IGAD-PLUS led Peace agreement (ACRISS);
  3. Presidential Order 36/2015 for establishment of twenty-eight (28) states;
  4. Return to Juba of the SPLM-IO members and SPLM Former Detainees; and,
  5. Appointment of the twenty-eight (28) state governors;

Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) applauds the President of the Republic, H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardiit, for his tireless efforts and wisdom to achieve Peace and desire to deliver on the wishes of the people of the beloved nation.

On this occasion JCE would like to welcome to South Sudan H.E. President Festus Mogae – Chairman of the Joint Monitoring & Evaluation Commission (JMEC) as he embarks on his assignment; welcome the return to Juba of SPLM-IO under the leadership of Riek Machar Teny and the SPLM-Former Detainees under the leadership of Pagan Amum Okiech. We applaud their efforts to work towards peaceful implementation of the agreement with our government and people.

The Jieng Council of Elders (JCE), on behalf of the entire Jieng People, wholeheartedly congratulates the President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayayrdit, for the courageous decision to establish twenty-eight (28) states and appointment of 28 state governors. This is the second historic and most popular decision and action ever made. The first event was when H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardiit united and led the people of South Sudan into the referendum – to vote for our independent new African nation.

The establishment of 28 states which was subsequently followed by the appointment of well selected governors is received with joy nationwide as it is a poplar fulfillment of a long awaited and aspired promise of the glorious liberation movement to gradually devolve powers to the people through deployment of educated, qualified and experienced manpower in the communities to develop the abundant natural resources, to provide modern infrastructure and to connect people countrywide. This is the sure way of taking services and development to the people in rural areas.

This action is worth praising as it is a response to public call for further meaningful decentralization. JCE strongly supports this decision and calls upon the people of this nation to stand firm in its implementation. The colonial administration divided the country into districts more or less categorized on tribal/ ethnic lines. If we may recall, the people of South Sudan expressed their approval of decentralization when re-division (Kokora) resulted into three (3) autonomous Southern regions in 1982- directly subjected to Khartoum authority. Again, the call for ethnic based system of the “House of Nationalities” similar to the Switzerland’s system based on ethnic representation was advocated for by Dr. Peter Adwok Nyaba and his ideologues from Equatoria region [see minutes of Juba Conference under three Governors of Equatoria States in 2014]. Moreover, Equatoria has demanded a federal arrangement while other Equatoria people still demand twenty-three (23) more states for Equatoria region alone.

Similarly SPLM-IO of Riek Machar tried to divide the country into twenty-one (21) states and appointed governors for their states.

Country-men and women,

Since colonial times, tribal administrative units prevail as the mode of governance all over South Sudan. Organic unity in South Sudan ended with the High Executive Council in 1983 when late Eng. Joseph Tumbura handed over the South to President Jaafer Nimeri to divide it up into 3 administrative regions. Later on, President Omar al Bashir expanded the administrative units to 10 states. Therefore, there’s nothing new nor surprising about the establishment of 18 additional states out of 10 former states as there was no objection to other decentralization proposals by colonial masters.

If not mistaken, this twenty-eight states’ decision is also a solution to fault charge of Jieng domination by other tribes at the centre. It will allow comparative and competitive development of resources in each state after which it will be easy to develop the central governments’ institutions from resources contributed by the states. Hence, unity of purpose will be highly valued without grudges or prejudice.

As we begin a New Year, JCE would like to remind the International Community, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and all parties to the IGAD-PLUS peace agreement to cautiously tread the path to implementation of “ACRISS” due to the fact that certain clauses in the agreement undermine the sovereignty of our beloved Republic.

Finally, as we enter the New Year “2016”, JCE calls upon all feuding parties, sections, clans or tribes of Jieng in the Republic of South Sudan to choose civility and wisdom in their daily lives and insist on peaceful co-existence among ourselves and with other communities in South Sudan as one people, one nation. Let us encourage ourselves to tow the footsteps of our forefathers who wisely taught us – generation after generation, Jieng cultures and traditional laws which guide us on how to amicably resolve disputes and differences through dialogue! Our survival and existence as Jieng nation depends on upholding Jieng guiding principles of respecting ourselves, our neighbors, our cultures, traditions and God the creator!

May God bless our Country!

God bless the People of South Sudan!

Signed on behalf of Jieng Council of Elders (JCE):

Justice Ambrose Riny Thiik

Hon. Joshua Dau Diu

Hon. Aldo Ajou Deng

Hon. Maker Thiong Maal

Hon. Parmena Aluong

You can reach the Secretariat of Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) at jiengcouncilofelders.ss@gmail.com

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13 comments

  • Nothing good could come out from JCE. Why you allow Kiir to sign that peace if it undermined the sovereignty of Country? Your days are numbered!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DINGIT NA TUGGÖ

    jenge council of young intellectuals hiding themselves in the name of old jenge,

    there is nothing you can be remembered of than the worst massacre you carried out in Juba. You really forget very easily, the massacre took place 21 months ago. You call yourselves council of elders, how can any wise elder forget to mention such great lost of his country men in his long SPEECH? You write bla bla bla………. and you want the year 2015 to be remembered as a year of signing the peace agreement. Did you really want this peace to be signed or it was forced on you? It was not your own wish to see the galant SPLA/M-IO and the G10 to come back to Juba but you know very well that all these were forced on you. The only thing that comes out of you is the establishment of the 28 triblistc states which every body believes will never work. Please we demand FEDERALISM so that you go to your mura to excute your hatred in where you come from but never in Juba. Wether you like it or not, a new national capital will be found. You are not suppose to stay near other people, you are the biggest problem of this country. Today when all peace lovers see any old jenge, they will never respect him/her. Instead they shed tears of hatred because of the big number of innocent civilians murdered by your evil advise you gave to president kiir. Curse be upon the jenge council of elders. Think how many young men and women, children, old people you have murdered in Juba just to silent the other tribes? The soils of Juba will never forgive you because you have pourd blood on it, and the souls of these innocent civilians will hunt you day and night.

    Still your young boys like tolio, amen and beek do follow you blindly without knowing the curses you have brought on them and many of the jenge generation to come. Note my words, HISTORY ALWAYS REPEATS ITSELF. And I also tell you THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

  • neal050

    Jieng Elders of Evil, you are the root causes of all the destruction in South Sudan, the country will be better off without you, I wish that South Sudanese from other tribes would pray for your demise from this lovely nation,
    You carved the country in small States just for the sake of creating more territories for Dinka and awarded yourselves (Dinka) more States so that the current domination which is about to be contained continue to exist in the country.
    Shame on you old dumb F..k.
    This country will be more united and peacefully without you !!

  • complete nonsense. The Jenges Council of Evils’ plan of annexing the patriots South Sudanese tribes’ lands to the traitorous Dinka through the illegal creation of the 28 states will not and shall never materialized or be implemented in the patriots tribes’ watchful eyes period.

    Absolutely billion zero chance in hell.

    To hell with the treacherous Jenges Council of Evils and the incompetent-power-hungry-greedy, and the traitorous, Killer NyanKiir.

  • the name jenge is now called jeing, these people have no shame at all and indeed they lack understanding of the the composition of this country,
    you have misdirected kIirr, in other words you have killed all your leg ency, so stop wasting time in stealing, betrayers of kirr, judgement begins on earth 2018 AND 2020 IS WHERE ALL OF YOU WILL ROD IN A SINGLE GRAVE

  • DINGIT NA TUGGÖ

    neal050,

    you have completed every thing about this evil elders, keep on these brave words. It is not yet over until it is over. Let us go to church and we resume the fight of words later. First we go ask for strength from our Lord who gave this wonderful country to us

  • DINGIT , without DINKA in south sudan there would have no south sudan nowaday. thousands of Dinka sons dead in the bush during the struggle while the whole Nuer rebels were collobrated with Arabs, Arabs were using Nuer as tools to fight Dinka and destructed south sudan, so that south sudanese should not have right in sudan but with the strong heart of Dinka sons manage to defence the right of whole south sudanese that is there is south sudan nowaday. Now in Khartoum Arabs never respect Nuer tribe because they are useless people who have weak heart.

  • Nuer rebels you better give appreciation to Dinka community because Dinka brought you in to south sudan as nation, if Dinka were like you as you were bribe by Arabs by giving you only Sorghum flour and oil than south sudan would have in stomach.

    Nuer is useless community with very FAKE politician who never reason Nuer politician has got no differnt with villager that is why riek machar behave like an old man in the village

  • why do you refuse your states and you always cry that Dinka dominate everything, go to your states and start develop it so that your people in the area will get development as you claim that Dinka is wasting national resources without providing the development to the people. I know Nuer states will be the last one because these are people like eating so much their problem always related to food.

  • ist

    OPTION

    I strongly believed that the parliament of the Republic of south Sudan function under directive given by the destructive organization known as the jeing council of elders. These group elders in real sense, do not even represent the views of the Dinka communities. These elders have installed themselves in Juba forgetting the suffering of their own people.

    A surveyed carried out indicates that 85% of bar el gazal citizen are in desperate situation since 2005. lack of proper roads, health facilities, malnutrition, natural disaster and extreme poverty is hitting my fellow citizen badly compare to other regions in south Sudan. And as I write now, most do not even know where the CPA has gone. In fact there is no difference between south Sudan today and before CPA. JCE have destroyed and devastated the image of our great leader: comrade slaver kiir. His perfect biography during the liberation struggle has been changed to bad memories during his time in office by the so-called, Jeing council of Elders. Not only that but the image of Dinkas and south Sudanese in general have been destroyed worldwide. After 2005 comprehensive agreement (CPA) south Sudanese received honors but that came to an end when JCE came to existence.

    I just want to inform the world that south Sudanese and Dinkas in particular are not what the world think about it today. Its only individual who have painted the face of our country with that irritating paint. Dinkas and south Sudan historically have a very strong cultural values and respect for different age groups. The issue of cattle raiding and fighting is a common thing worldwide among cattle keepers.Salva need to take time and understand the objectives of JCE. And digest any advice before he makes it public. It is not a surprise that Kiir himself feel betrayed and on danger of being assassinated by this group of people.

  • DINGIT NA TUGGÖ

    amen,

    if you have problems with Nuer, that is your own problem. Go to all my previous comments if there there is a single word which can make you to say am a Nuer. I am not a Nuer, I am a pure Greater Equatorian. You want to send the Nuer to go and develop their own areas mean while we sons and daughters of GREATER EQUATORIA are pressing very hard sending you the jenge to develop your own areas.

    amen, adress your comments direct to me as son of greater equatoria. You did not liberate South Sudan. South Sudan was liberated by all. Do you know who were fighting around Kasala in North Sudan? These were those of Thomas Sirilo, Abraham WANA, Pagan Amun plus those of Yasir Arman. Of course comrade Deng Alor was also in the Eastern front but now you hate him though he is a dinka just because he wants reforms. How can you deny one of your own sons just because he wants to show you the right way?

    At the same time Dr. Riak Machar was softening Basher from within INSISTING FOR THE TOTAL INDENDEPENDANT OF THIS PRESENT SOUTH SUDAN, far better than those of Bona Molwal who were in Khartoum just to enjoy their lives.
    You never liberated this country as one tribe, all tribes of South Sudan were there with one goal of having total freedom form the arabs. Instead it was Dr. Garang who was not clear to the people of South Sudan because he was having an intention of becoming the first black president in thw whole of the Old Sudan. poor amen, there is nothing new your can tell the people of this country.

    When Garang knew that he could not win the fight to rule the whole Sudan, he turned to Dr. Riak and those of James Eliaba Surur to follow the true idealogy which was laid down right from 1947 during the Juba conference. And it is just to fight for the independant of South. There was no any dinka who ever thought of this independant. Are you trying to tell me that you have difference with the arabs? No please, you eat mula kudra like arabs, you grabb peoples’ land like arabs, you massacre citizens in Juba like arabs did in Darfur, you loot public money like arabs, you rape women like arabs, you sex animals like arabs. what are you trying to say. idiot amen.

    Follow all my comments, they will tell you that am not from Nuer, I have already told you am from GREATER EQUATORIA. But we and the Nuer, the Shilluk, the Murle plus all other non dinka tribes have one goal and it is to SQUEZ THE JENGE IN THE MIDDLE HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA……………..Do not panick poor amen, tolio and beek.

    amen, tolio and beek, do you know how we people of Greater Equatoria kill a chicken? Of course you do not know, but I can tell you how we do it. We started by tying the chicken’s legs and wings, remove all the feathers to make the chicken think of no any danger. Then boil water and deep the whole chicken into it without slaughtering it. Hope you got me. We are still removing the chicken’s feathures and the chicken do not realise what is really going around even if it has seen the boiling water.

    • Koxle Lee

      Sorry to you the so called JCE. No one asked you to explain about the creation of the new states. This clearly shows that it is your idea as opposed to the more constitutional means. It’s only your “clique” in support of this new states issue but no one else is. Let us see if you van provide the resources to run the extra 18 states. You will be disappointed soon enough. Try another thing because this will fail.