By Dr. Henry Jembi,
Dec 26, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— Who are South Sudanese truly? Do they live safely in Juba? From whom do they fear most? Who is looting their property in Juba and elsewhere? Who is protecting them? Why should they be protected from their sons? Lot of cases of rape and sexual abused recorded in Juba and elsewhere, in your opinion, who could be accused: Ugandan, Kenyan, Ethiopian or South Sudanese? Why are you worried with intervention of foreign troops since they are coming to help us, protect us and support us? Leave apart the negative aspect of the intervention, there are positive aspects which may reinforce our ability and capacity. In fact, foreign troops didn’t like to intervene originally, but due to leadership crisis in the country as you might have known very since the independence the government failed to harmonize the status quo at all level and within short period war broke out twice in the capital Juba, which is a strength phenomenon worldwide.
Flaming and inflaming of the past will only generate more flame at home and among brothers and sisters. Do you know who is going to suffer because of that our mothers and fathers who have given us life for free, not just that they raised despite the hardship and torment of life in South Sudan. Apart from being killed in the past we should not preach the evil gospel, but the true good news of Jesus Christ that he came into this world as a messenger and a Savior to all humanity. Christologically, he suffered, died, resurrected and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
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Unfortunately, our leaders are scheming for dark era in our history that will bring nothing good apart from catastrophes which are already taking place where we see sons and daughters of South Sudan are suffering, enslaving themselves, oppressing themselves, undermining their intellectual ability, degrading their capacity, classifying themselves into categories base on tribal understanding and marginalizing themselves. However, with the new vision now, another era of self-destruction, self-demolition, self-sabotage, self-devolution, self-demobilization, self-focus, self-selfish, self-development, self-thinking and self-feedback has started in South Sudan where individual social and communal social group are focusing solely on its interest and doesn’t mind and care about others. And here comes the problem and the disaster in South Sudan whereby the Nuer sons and daughters are being killed, the Dinka sons and daughters are being killed, the Chollo sons and daughters are being killed, the Fertet sons and daughters are being killed, the Equatorians sons and daughters are being killed and the rest of southern sons and daughters are being killed. This is the soul and the spirit of the new vision of the leaders and politicians in South Sudan. Can we come to our common sense as South Sudanese once again to end this new project of destroying ourselves by ourselves or what do you think?
My beloved Minister, moving away from the Airport and relocating the UNMISS is not a solution. Jebel is not far away from the Airport, instead it’s very near. What is important is peace and stability in the country as you know very well that Peace Agreement has partners as such, you cannot undermine them for no good reason at all. Undermining them, automatically will bring negative consequences upon the innocent people of South Sudan, maturity matter at critical juncture. You need to eat your breakfast at the right time of the day and go to bad similarly.
The former governor of Unity State, the most radical and influential leader, the ruler who pleases and harmonizes the atmosphere, the army general and the top leader in IO, the Chief Negotiator and the peace engineer; has become the FVP just between Sun shine and Sun fall. What could be the secret behind that change in his mind set? God have mercy and provide us with your abundant heavenly wisdom so that we lead you flock in South Sudan.
Reinforcement and Regeneration of Liberation Army Struggle in South Sudan:
As a matter of fact, southerners are no convinced with what had happened so far regarding struggle that they had conducted since 1955 led by so-called Anya-Nya (1) which was culminated in 1972 Agreement that gave southerners self-autonomy instead. Unfortunately, southerners had failed rule themselves and managed their own affairs politically, economically, socially and militarily. Most of our leaders tended to address their own prosperity rather than public prosperity, and that led them to minimize their determination and perseverance towards the core issue of southern citizens who had suffered tremendously during the struggled.
Besides, southern leaders and politicians had introduced into our societies other wicked elements that could not be easily uprooted due to their nature and originality i.e. tribalism, nepotism, sectarianism, and favoritism, which are human-made agendas. What is happening now in South Sudan is the result of these negative phenomena which have been created and practiced by the so-called southern leaders and politicians to meet their own gain and personal interest and to hell with rest of southerners the neediest ones.
Subsequently, the first liberation movement had brought nothing immense to be mentioned in term of development at all level in South Sudan. Yet things were still being control by northerners and from Khartoum, whereby our leaders and politicians had to struggle for either their interest or public interest. The latter was a good option to the northerners and the former was evil one in their eyes and according to their perspectives. So our leaders and politicians found themselves before these two options either to lose the prestige and privileges or to maintain them for self-luxury on account of cooling down and let the Crocodilians live at the expense of the poor southern Sudanese.
Traditionally, our leaders and politicians who were our fathers and grandfathers turned into Crocodilians that lived on the shoulders of the innocents and poor southern Sudanese sucking their blood and milking their sweat for no cause at all. This was how politics is understood in South Sudan since then up to date, even Crocodiles don’t eat their prey all the time, but they relax and allow watercourse to carry them swiftly to anywhere. Crocodiles lay eggs outside water and hide them in sand as a sign of maternal, protection and survival, and from time to time they come over and over as a sign of precaution and security. If Crocodiles are just animals not created in God image and likeness, nonetheless they often carry out their duties and responsibilities periodically and instinctually, then what could men (human beings) who are created in God image and likeness supposed to know and do.
Ironically, leaders and politicians in South Sudan are supposed to lay eggs like Crocodiles, hide them in sand, paying maternal and parental protection for their survival as a sign of precaution and security for their posterity. Failing to meet that would be a disgrace and disown to leadership conceptions and may reflect their political immaturity. South Sudan as people needs new political notions and understanding in order for them to spearhead the lead and trigger this project of transformation and change in the country historical and political landscape, which were distorted and deformed by the present leaders and politicians both civilians and militaries.
Educationally, our leaders and politicians shouldn’t forget their ambitions while they were still young, likewise they shouldn’t forget also their professions while they were still at a school or college or university. As a matter of fact, no one is born a leader and a politician, but people acquired these professions through learning, practice and environment stimuluses or acquired only through long, patient study, diligent practice, training and formation. As you can see most of our leaders and politicians have failed to know and understand these preliminary prerequisites, which are directly related to our intellectual growth and development. Unfortunately, our so called leaders and politicians have been acting wickedly and heartlessly against the progress and advancement of the innocents’ people of South Sudan. They are the only blockage and hinderers of our physical, mental and spiritual change and transformation. Nonetheless, some of our leaders and politicians are innocents due to their intellectual deficiencies and insufficiencies, but some of them had gone to Schools, Colleges and Universities and attained national, regional and international qualifications that can allow them to pioneer and demonstrate good and sound leadership as well as to deliberate and cater worthy politics in South Sudan. Honestly speaking, education in South Sudan is not their priority for fear of encountering news rivals and rational challenges as a result of educational product, which will for sure emerge in the near future since young southerners have determined, persisted and fixed their priorities on education, which is the key to everything and let this be the ambitions of our young Southern Sudanese for the better leadership and politics in South Sudan.
In conclusion, the inspiration matters and wisdom is vital: “Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power over Egypt. He said to his people, “Look at the Israelite people, more numerous and stronger than we are, let’s deal wisely with them. Otherwise they will continue to multiply, and if a war breaks out, they will ally themselves with our enemies and fight against us and leave the country.” (Exodus. 1: 8-10). What could be the motives and reasons which led the King to think that way in your opinion as a leader and politician in South Sudan? And what would you have done if you were the leader at that time, bear in mind all the circumstances?
Caution is needed and action is unavoidable: “So they put foremen over the Israelites to oppress them with hard labor. As a result they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread. As a result the Egyptians loathed the Israelites, and they made the Israelites serve rigorously. They made their lives bitter by hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous.” (Exodus. 1: 11-14). What have you done when southerners were experiencing such suffering, hardship and torment in the old Sudan?
What are doing now while southerners are experiencing the same situations? And what will be doing tomorrow to make sure that southerners will meet their true aspirations, wishes and hope?
Duties and responsibilities of our secular leaders and politicians: “Listen, Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You must love the LORD your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.” “These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up. You should tie them as a reminder on your forearm and fasten them as symbols on your forehead. Inscribe them on the doorframes of your houses and gates” (Deuteronomy 6: 4- 9). To tell the truth, we are part of this call, whereby someone is supposed to educate and provide us with green house upbringing mentally for our posterity and existence. And that someone must be keen and meek in addressing our issues and conflicts if he really cares about us or he should better resign and leave us to mind our business alone or let the world take care of us instead. If at all Jesus won’t leave us alone as He said: “I am the living bread which has come down out of heaven: if any one shall have eaten of this bread he shall live forever; but the bread withal which I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world” (John 6:51).