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Sobat State Governor Ended The First Ever Held SPLM/SPLA State Congress With Speech

SPLM/SPLA Sobat State Governor Lt Gen Duer Tut Duer Makuach in a state tour (Photo: file)
SPLM/SPLA Sobat State Governor Lt Gen Duer Tut Duer Makuach in a state tour (Photo: file)

Jan 18, 2016 (Nyamilepedia) —- Military Governor of Sobat State Lt. General Duer Tut Duer wrapped up the first ever held SPLM/SPLA State Congress started on January 3, 2015 in the federal state of Sobat, State Secretary for Information, Orientation and Documentation Kech Nguoth Tiem has told Nyamilepedia.

Addressing State Secretaries, County Commissioners, Youth and Women Leaders under the theme of “building a credible alternative to a collapsed political set-up in the country”, Governor Duer Tut Duer reminded the audience how tribalism, nepotism and corruption have been the core values of criminalized regime of Salva Kiir Mayardit.

“Comrades, we are all aware that since 2005 the management of SPLM under Kiir was based on tribes and dictatorship. Decisions taken outside party structures, there was no will for reform or internal democracy, there was no internal dialogue and no room for constructive criticism,” alleged Governor Duer.

“So we fought for the last two years to stop the regime from killing South Sudanese People, make use of this war to establish a new Federal South Sudan free of tribalism, nepotism and corruption, and establish socio-economic South Sudan with justice, freedom, equal distribution and redistribution of wealth, and modern infrastructure.”

Duer Tut Duer reports that he believes in South Sudan that is greater than individual and more mportant than individual ethnic Community. He said he’s fighting for South Sudan where all citizens live in peace regardless of their religion, ethnicity, occupation or geographical location, and everyone must be given an opportunity to succeed and people be given a chance to chart their own future without government hindering their efforts.

“We must build kind of South Sudan where our policies and actions shall be oriented towards serving the interest of the people, and the interest of the people shall always take precedence over any other considerations, and that we must put the Country and its people over and above personal ambitions.” To achieve this objective, we need to be determined, courageous and loyal to our decisions and to our Movement and its leadership. It’s now more than five months since the signing of the Compromised Peace Agreement in Addis and Juba in August 2015.

“We are sitting here victoriously because we brought peace to South Sudan. If this peace materializes, then we could proudly tell ourselves we made it. We will then go to Juba victoriously knowing that we are perceived by the people of South Sudan as force of change, a credible alternative to the current political set-up in the Country, a force that will make reforms to establish a system of Governance that will match with the new actuality, face the challenges of the new situation and shoulder the mission of building a united, free, peaceful and prosperous South Sudan.”

Another war awaiting us, in case the real peace prevails, is the war against diseases, poverty, war, and illiteracy. This war is the most difficult to wage in a Country that lacks basic services, physical infrastructure, food security, health and communication facilities and the difficulty to provide those needs. In case of collapse of the Compromised Peace Agreement, then we will courageously tell the people of South Sudan and the world that we tried to bring peace but Kiir refuses to implement it to the letter.

He accused the GRSS of constant violations of Compromised Peace Agreement by the Regime while the Movement’s advance is in Juba in its implementation.

“28 States is a flagrant violation of Compromised Peace Agreement by Kiir and the Gangs. The 21 States should not be used as a pretext; they were established before the Compromised Peace Agreement and their live time is related to the dissolution of the 28 States. Once Kiir dissolved his 28 States and adopt the 10 States as stipulated in the Agreement, our leadership will automatically be in Juba. We are for peace and not for 28 States; we will not recognize any Governor for Upper Nile or so called Latjor.”

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