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Museveni’s Statement on South Sudan’s 3rd Anniversary Day: July 9, 2014

Posted: July 11, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History

Here is the speech of president Museveni, so lofty and uplifting.
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I came here to congratulate you on the 3rd anniversary of your independence.
The people of South Sudan suffered for a long time and for no good reason. We were, therefore, very happy when you finally got your independence 3 years ago.
As the Bishop said when he was praying, there may be problems but the fact of your independence is irreversible and I congratulate you.
Countries and societies are like human beings. As you grow up you face a lot of challenges, but if you learn from those challenges you will succeed. Am sure the people of South Sudan have learnt through your experience during the period of liberation and after liberation.
When I first came here, the town was ending by the first hill. Now it is beyond that hill and is also encroaching another hill in the distance. All those houses are not built by the Government of South Sudan. It is the people of South Sudan whose energies have had been stiffled and which were unleashed by your independence.
The peace which was agreed in Addis is important. If all parties respect the Addis agreement, it will mean total peace of the country and you would continue with your journey of progress.
Near here, you have your relatives called Ugandans. Those relatives will always stand with the people of South Sudan.
With these few words, I congratulate His Excellency Salva Kiir and the people of South Sudan. I wish you success in all enterprises you are engaged in.

 


The “Know Your Type” theory with “Not My Type” strategy and “You Are Not Just My Type” approach among intellectual women: Let women choose who they want to date instead of being chosen by who they don’t.

By Amer Mayen Dhieu, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Turn the table the other way. Let women choose who to be in relationship with, instead of being chosen by the last men they want to date. With the emerging of intellectuality among South Sudanese young women, South Sudanese men are pushing themselves too hard to be in relationship with women of their choices. Apparently, things are going different on women side. Most young women especially the intellectual ones have developed a sense of “know your type” however the divine policy is not doing them any favour. As clever as any men can be, any type of men can apply to these women. No matter how hard intellectual women convince them without telling them their real approach (you are not just my type) some men try effortlessly to win approval. For goodness sake! Only if men knows how painful this can be.

There are times intellectual women struggle to reject the “not my type” men in a more respectful and mature way by using constructive approach to convince them. Some women will construct million of reasons to let these men leave them alone and at peace but most men brings on more powerful and tougher reasons to why they think these girls are the wanted one. Some women will give them a chance with hope that they will go away when they realised girls’ lack of interest on their way. Apparently the tougher the “not my type” men can be when they finally got the entry and the dumber the “intellectual cinderella” can be when that beautiful spring of love words fall over her. Mistakably on this level, most women can be trapped on love-net and the “know your type” policy will fragilely die slowly.

On the other hand, there are some strong headed/hearted intellectual women who obviously stand their ground. Occasionally, these women goes under the same hard won procedures from the “not my type” men to the point they nearly or sometimes added the almighty “F word” to “you are not just my type” approach in order to make the die hard men go on their way. You may wonder how “F word” can fit in love sentence; well here is what I used when I was nineteen years of age: “seriously you should fucking leave me alone coz you’re not just the fucking type of man I can dated”. Well as everyone else can remember what it was like to be a teenager having a mature man you are not interested, pushing you so hard to be in relationship. Your teenage mind will sensed it as the hardest hell you have ever been in.

Indifferent, for the intellectual and more mature women, the atmosphere is way identical, here you got your educational side telling you to be logical, on other side you got your cultural instinct reminding you about what is culturally appropriate and what is not. The heavy load of maturity sit just over your neck and the sense of dignity on your shoulder. The truth will hurt to the point you will just be sitting idly not knowing what else you can say to the “not my type” men because you know “he is not your type” but you don’t want to used the “you are not just my type approach”, the “F Words” or you are trying not to offend them.

What men need to know is that most girls especially the intellectual ones say no to them for their own safety. I mean men safety. Intellectual girls have their own taste of what they are looking for in a man unlike their ordinary fellow women. Some men get panic and confused when some of these women tells them that they are not interested in love. The face that the “not my type men” make when they tell them that they don’t believe in love or they are not interested in love is strange and somewhat weird. Well the truth is that these women are telling their other side of story. Not just that they don’t believe in love but that love is not the only bread you can attract them.

Knowing that you can get love from any masculine type even with that of a dull or mentally disordered person, there are some few tips you can used to assess yourself before you took a step to ask them in favour of any for of relationship. First tip is:

To get to know yourself and your capacity.

Knowing yourself can created a bond that will forever help hold your relationship tight and long last. Remember intellectual women don’t just want to date anyone but someone “with whom they can perhaps hypothesise an alternate world that differs from theirs in one key aspect and then pose questions to each other, Someone who always makes them feel alive, keeps them on their toes, and intellectually stimulates them”. For instant, these men are well alive on the other side of the world but hardly show up at their door. The “know your type” policy keep ringing and always keep intellectual women inform about the present of these men but with dilemma to whether they will show up or not. You wont be surprise to learnt that the “not my type” men are the one that always want to know their number, their address, name and their hobbies but truthfully, they have no clue of what these women really are and what challenges they pose to those who date them when they are not their type. It is very important to know what character you are and what character you are falling in love with.

She will not and forever be a yes women

“An intelligent woman will always have her own opinions and beliefs. She will not nod and agree with everything you say. If she dislikes something, she will say it to your face. She is someone with high levels of intelligence and confidence, and hence, extremely hard to please”

You wouldn’t imagine waking up every morning with the story of what happen with president Kiir, how well he is doing and how badly you want him to be the president of the Republic of South Sudan without being ask to why you think so and what make him a good leader in your perspectives? Intellectual women always have opinion on almost everything you say and you must always be willing to listen to her side of view and contend with some thoughts of maturity and intelligence. Always remember you are debating with inform women. For not my type men, self-check is important. Are you truly their type? will you give an answer or your opinion when you are ask without prejudice?

Always remind yourself not to be cocky or indecisive

“Intelligent women do not like indecisive men”
In most occasion you will notify some men acting like real actors of Hollywood. Some took showy personalities as easy way to capture women attention. Most intellectual women don’t buy this attitudes rather a man that can “display confidence, sound intelligent, be assertive and seem like a man who is calm and composed” None other than this way will intellectual women know how good you are to her and real you are to your ones self.

Willingness to change.

Notably in modern society, the word “busy” as become a song on everyone lips. Well, not bad at all, this is a sign that our society is moving forward and that everybody is becoming a breadwinner of their own. This is one thing intellectual women have in common. “Intelligent women are extremely driven and ambitious, they are mostly workaholics, with their own work schedule, deadlines etc, and hence, if you want to date her, you would have to work around her schedule” Most men find it difficult to keep in touch with intellectual women, most of all in community places, meeting or other social gathering. You might find some of these girls complaining of how long community meetings do take and how she lack interest in them. Well, this cannot be taken as positive excuse because we are they community and without us there is no community. Intellectual women are more of themselves and their environment or surroundings. If you are dating them you must be willing to encourage them to attend community gathering but at least with a clear and rational reason to why you think she should go when she doesn’t want to. As you are willing to change, they are also willing. Another thing you might find hard are unplanned outings. Most men these days sees loves in women’s eyes when they are always attentive to their needs such as going out on weekend. Most intellectual women do have a lot of plans such as writing articles or book readings or assignments should they be still at school. If you just ring demanding to take her out, she might think of how disorganised you are rather how romantic you are.

Do not force your sense of humour.

Most men, when they first met a girl, they will try to shined as much light as they can possibly. Some can try to be talkative and funny. Of course no man want to be quite beside a women but for intellectual women, only fool people talk because they want to talk. “If you want to impress an intelligent woman, stay away from scatological humour: your sense of humour must be refined and classy. If you think you cannot pull it off, maybe you should stay away from cracking any jokes” Your intention to impress her might landed you on “not impress seat” unknowingly.

Do not show too much empty pride

Who really want to fail his girlfriend by saying sorry love, I have no idea of what federalism is when for sure you have no clue of what the hell that is. Most men do but it takes a real man to accept defeat then pretend to know everything with zero a percent of knowledge. Aways Remember intellectual women are not just called intellectuals. They are well-informed almost of everything they know and don’t know. Even still, if you talk of anything they have no clue, they will still identify your fake ideas and that will again landed you on stereotypical seat. For intellectual women you just “don’t say, ‘Yes, of course I know all about experimental physics,’ and then sit there like an imbecile when she talks about the Schrödinger’s thought experiment involving a cat. Be honest about what you do and do not know”.

Note: “Remember, intelligent women are not aliens. They aren’t going to gobble you up if you fail to match up to their expectations. So don’t be scared or intimidated by them. Don’t get overawed by their intelligence and suddenly become tongue-tied. Be yourself. As long as you’re someone with common sense and an ability to think and function as a human being, you’ll be fine. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again. And if you find yourself failing miserably, you can always return to the mind-numbing, yet comforting world of smoulderingly hot but incredibly ordinary women” By Kailash Srinivasan
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Peace is near than services delivery in South Sudan, analysing capacity building and long road to services delivery

Garang Atem Ayiik

  1. Introduction.

In around 2012, IGAD countries initiated a program of providing professionals to be attached to various government agencies with an aim to provide capacity to these agencies. Between 2005 – 2012, donors through Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) initiated various projects with capacity building components.

Commonly referred to as ‘young nation,’ the above named programs and other capacity building opportunities accorded to government officers were aim at accelerating government officers’ capacities, and hence by extension expedite peace dividends in term of services that were much needed in South Sudan after independence in July 2011 and interim from 2005.

This article aims to explore why early identified gap of capacity building has not been bridged about 10 years later after Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and secondly, after exploring the capacity building challenges, I will suggest some policy options for consideration.

  1. Why road to service is long

In the recent past, programs had been formulated to capacity build government officers. It is critical to note that the government is task with providing capable employees while the donor community does supply, by providing training experts and financial resources to facilitate the programs.

The cadres who are currently occupying government positions at national and decentralized levels are not trainable. In the states, though data is not available, number of graduates are negligible. And in the county, maybe only the commissioner had seen the gate of a university in some cases.

Unless the right matching between job description and qualification is made, South Sudan will continue to swim in the river of no capacity; not even capacity building will clean the mess. When designing public policy, expectation is that both supply and demand side must move to an equilibrium.

It is this basic principle that explains why most capacity building programs that target government employees will never achieve desired objectives. Donors supply the right training experts while the trainees are sleepy, aged academic shrubs. What this kind of training does is like asking Harvard professor to teach form four student Harvard graduate’s syllabus. How good the professor, the gap is wide between form four student-Harvard’s graduate syllabus.

In an ideal capacity building set up, it works the same way a teacher and student relationship work. The teacher teaches her/his student and thereafter, the student does the exercise. However, in the case of the cadres within the government, some do not even understand the exercise given by the teacher in our case herein, training professionals.

Quite often, you must heard them when they came from a training oversee, ‘the country that I have seen, we will never reach its status even after 100,000 years. Maybe, they should be told about United Arab Emirates, and Asian tigers recent progress or they should be ask to read Lee Kuan Yew’ book ‘ From Third to First World,’ this will give them hope.

Critical is the trend that young graduates are not getting opportunities or are not willing to work for the government. I consider it irresponsible or ignorance to talk of lack of capacity when the government do not know what capacity exists in South Sudan labour market. Did anyone did any research? I mean let talk evidence based issues that can be substantiate.

In an article I wrote in 2012, I illustrated that out of 33 graduates from Moi University between 2005 – 2011, only 3 were working for the government. This illustrates the low absorption capacity of the government. It is either it has not made itself attractive or entry is denied for these young freshers.

The Moi University sample with its limitation, reflects the low entry by young graduates into career bureaucrats. It seems the government employment policies deliberately close government employment doors while those in government’s roll-call continue to sing lack of capacity loudly.

  1. What is Missing

It is known that human capital is the agent that exploit available resources, Norway has illustrated this. Human capital is a tool that create productive sector from nothing Singapore has shown this. There are debates now if the newest nation on earth learnt from mistakes of Africa countries. In this regards, I suggest the following:

  • South Sudan needs to increase incentives to attract capable South Sudanese in the Diaspora and those in Juba – the government must get its incentive right, motivating staffing through stealing is not fair, get the cash in payslips;
  • There is need to create transparent, fair and competitive recruitment process. Current building tribal loyalties can be explained by recognition that nepotism, tribalism and corruption are key individual growth pillars;
  • Enough resources must be put into higher education, it is a policy contradiction for government to sing lack of capacity; and import training skills without investing in local universities. If capacity building is important, can resources be made available to where capacities are built
  • Parliament can allocate budget for compulsory retirement of old and incompetent civil servants to Pension Scheme. Vetting can be done to sieve out non-productive and get them paid from a pension scheme – I know Pension Scheme is not yet operational. South Sudan needs to be creative and get priorities right.
  1. Conclusion

Service delivery is a function of resources and human capital is central. My greatest fear is the deform public service, it doesn’t matter who heads the government. A deformed public service is like a body with a dysfunctional heart. Whoever want to deliver services, must get his tools right, the public service.

Till such time right matching between jobs and qualifications are made; youth is place central to public service agenda; incentives that will attract competent people to government are rolled out, South Sudanese will wait a little longer for what they want yesterday, the peace dividends. It will be easy to get peace in South Sudan than to get services in the current public service set up. Service delivery will wait a little longer.

Garang Atem Ayiik is an independent South Sudan economic policy commentator. He can be reached at garangatemayiik@gmail.com

The Causes of War

Posted: July 11, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in David Aoloch

By David Aoloch Bion


On January 1st, foxes deeply irritated overnight by
Black dogs barking demanding Political Scepter
In the Morning, the foxy Governor stood by hind legs
Looking side to side, which dog to be thrown to
Finally, to wrong the red dog that fluked in the next desert
And the foxes left, the red dog became the new master
Began saying a black dog can’t rule, lead or govern
“No black dog shall hold public office”
National constitution first Article reads
This political injustice, inequality and discrimination
In such prinking sensation principle caused
The black dogs to sharpen their teeth

On January 1st, the foxes deeply irritated overnight by
Black dogs barking demanding the Social rod
In the Morning, the foxy Governor stood by hind legs
Looking side to side, which dog to be thrown to
Finally, to wrong the red dog that fluked in next desert
And the foxes left, the red dog became the new master
Declared Gemono – his religion, as state religion
Virgono – his culture, as state culture
And said all dogs be Virginian – his nationality
He outlawed the black dog religion and culture
As heresy and Immoral
This blasphemy and sacrilegious in such
Manner caused war between the two dogs

On January 1st, the foxes deeply irritated overnight by
The black dogs barking demanding the foxes to leave their land
In the Morning, the foxes left, the red dogs rushed in their houses
Became the new owners of the houses
Began using Gemonoic laws to govern the black dogs
“If a black dog picks a slice of meat from butchery
A tooth of the dog is removed
If black dog tail touches gown of red dog
The dog’s tail is cut off
If black dog steps on the red dog mate
The leg that stepped on the mate is cut off”
This cruel and inhuman punishment caused biting between the red and the black dog

On January 1st, the foxes deeply irritated overnight by
The black dogs barking demanding the foxes to leave
The foxes left, the red dog became the new master
Began stealing taxes, gold and oil causing
A cycle of poverty and disadvantages and uneven development
Calling the black dogs slaves and sub – humans
Even the black dog that don’t lick the eye of their puppies underwent this economic injustice and humiliating racism
Caused bloodshed between
The black dogs and the red dogs

Note.on January 1 1956 Sudan got Independent from Britain

The Three Destinies

Posted: July 11, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in David Aoloch

By David Aoloch Bion

Billions of people are in the world

Millions of sacred Gods / Goddesses are in the world.

Eight religions with many sects are in the world.

Five unknown days are upon the world.

Three judgment Days are upon the world.

When Judgment Day come upon the world.

The saints shall go to heaven or paradise.

The sinners shall go to hell or lake of fire.

The children and ordinary people who are not for God or Satan

Who did not commit any sin and not believers

Not saints or sinners shall remain on the earth with animals,

Insects and plants and shall continuously go on living on earth forever.

Forever and Forever and Forever and Forever more

All races of the world shall be divided into

three flocks –the saints, the sinners and remainers