By Thalage Wal | Chairperson,
August 20, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — We, Nuer community in Australia express our strongest condemnation and protest against Salva Kiir and his regime in Juba for failing to sign the IGAD-PLUS compromise Peace Proposal Agreement to bring the conflict in South Sudan to an end.
The people of South Sudan at home and around the world where waiting for 17th August 2015 that would be the day which could end the suffering of people South Sudan, instead Salva Kiir chose not to sign the Peace Agreement.
Since 17 August 2015, we know that Salva Kiir will not bring peace to South Sudan, but only to initiate for war to prolong the killing of innocent people including children women, and elderly persons.
On the other hand, we congratulate the Chairman of the SPLM/A-IO Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon for showing a true leadership by signing the IGAD-PLUS compromise peace deal. This demonstrates the commitment of the SPLM/A-IO leadership to end the suffering of all South Sudanese people and to restore peace, stability and development in the new country. But Salva Kiir chooses to continue with his brutal and deadly tactics by requesting more time to continue killing more innocent civilians.
Therefore, we call on the IGAD-PLUS, Regional leaders, the United Nations and the international communities to immediately put pressure and sanctions on Juba’s regime because its leader Salva Kiir has ignored and rejected the calls of South Sudanese and the international communities to sign the Peace Agreement on 17th August 2015 to end the war and the suffering of South Sudanese.
We also call upon South Sudanese all over the world to support the peace signed by the Dr. Riek Machar and to come out to condemn Salva Kiir for putting his own interest first, instead of considering the grievances and sufferings of South Sudanese people for the last 19 months.
- Thalage W. Goch: Nuer Youth Association of Australia Inc
- Gatwang B. Manguat: Liech Nuer Community Association of Australia Inc
- Marnath William Ruei: Greater Fangak Community – Victoria, Australia Inc
- Musa Abraham Gatluak: Lou Nuer Community – Victoria, Australia Inc
- Tut K. Nyuon: Eastern Jikany Nuer Community – Victoria, Australia