South Sudan As A Nation Cannot Afford The Next Civil War

By Dhoal Larjin,

An armed man, left, walks as displaced people who fled fighting between allied forces backing South Sudan government and a break away SPLA forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Wednesday, 2014. (Photo: AP/Ben Curtis)

An armed man, left, walks as displaced people who fled fighting between allied forces backing South Sudan government and a break away SPLA forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Wednesday, 2014. (Photo: AP/Ben Curtis)

Jan 24, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- South Sudanese, who are still thinking of continuing the war, must discontinue because our people and the country as a nation will not afford the next civil war. You cannot call for the civil war that you are not winning because you will suffer loss miserably. Be it a war of twenty-eight or hundred states, we say that we don’t want that war. I want to assure every citizen of our young nation that the majority of the people in South Sudan have not been interesting in the civil war, but it was imposed upon them from outside the state. Elements that impose the war to the South Sudan have got their crisis and cannot support more wars. For example, Uganda defense force (UDF) will not participate in any continuation of the civil war in South Sudan because they are having their crises due to the upcoming election next month. They will not permit anyone to go back and fight the civil war because our people cannot afford them but they have the will to fight the war.

We don’t have war equipment and ammunitions. The current civil war is fought by hiring war equipment from neighboring countries. South Sudan have nothing at hand to fight the war because all the equipment used in the war are based on loan and they are likely to be taken back by owners because our country doesn’t have enough money to pay people and buy the war stuff. You will be forced to love your brothers that you call an enemy because you fought a war of no benefits. It is credited enough that south Sudanese do not want wars that why our leader’s thinking have been to hire people from outside the nation to fight on their behalf.

The blondish civil war of 2014 cannot be sustained because it has created a weak image of the country. I think that it has generated both invisible and visible destructions for the young nation. One of the invisible remnants is the loss of trustworthy for citizens and has brought a feeling of hate among the people. It made our people angry for their brothers. You will find that people hate themselves over simple issues. The visible destructions of civil war have been the delaying of state development. The economic growth and development are impeded because many people have died. In any success countries, people are the best support of human capital. Our children and elderly people have been killed miserable. All atrocities must be accountable.

We are expecting a loss of human capital, investments, infrastructure destruction of cities. We cannot see any tangible market activities. I believe we need to think beyond assess to the past and work on a plan to prevent outbreaks of the next civil war in the future. We can learn from adverse effects of civil wars from our neighboring countries. Some of the African countries have been poor because they cannot compensate their loss incurred by the civil wars. The more the war is prolonged the more time it is needed to recover from the loss. I think our country should use it resources for developing the people.

In conclusion, I am arguing foremost the recent equatoria uprising to refrain from the attempt to prompt more wars instead they should focus on nonviolence to raise their grievance to the government of the Republic of South Sudan. I am appealing to any armed group to participate in the peace process because it is the popular needs of our nation states. IGAD and foreign countries must stay helping the young nation because they are encouraging discontinuation of the war. We don’t need a war that causes damages to our country and that we can afford no fix.

We must learn the willing to gain enough knowledge for the benefit of nonviolence because it is peaceful for most countries. I think our issues should be resolved through nonviolence strategies not encouraging armed violence that we cannot afford to win. Leaders have no capacity to fight even this war that is why they keep begging for help from other countries. We the citizen of South Sudan need to decide to quit the encouraging of the next civil war by telling our leaders to learn how to discuss issues on around the table. I hope everyone will get my logic on stopping the war. Thanks, please read upcoming articles online.

Dhoal Larjin is a leader of SPLM-IO II can be reached through email dtuolual@gmail.com