Archive for January 11, 2016


On Education: People’s Expectations for Jonglei State Governor, Philip Aguer Panyang

By Samuel Reech Mayen, Kampala, Uganda

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January 11, 2016 (SSB)  —-  Brain is the most elastic part of the human body. It takes whatever shape depending on the kind or size of stuff fills into. If it’s filled with necessary stuffs, the output is incredible. It can also shrink when it is left empty. This opens a subjective debate on “how do we shape human brain to produce a desired shaped?”

With the expectations articulated in the sequence of my articles, education is placed as a third priority. Before primary enrolment, children need Nursery school to prepare and orient their minds for the adventures of learning. This level develops enthusiasm in the mind of a child so that he immediately pays attention of what is required of him. The next level is Primary school which lays a foundation for the pupil academic success. Secondary school presents choices of career to a student. This is where a learner decides the kind of career he will be pursuing in the next levels. The College and University shape thoughts, dreams and develop skills for a learner to take new responsibilities in a real world.

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By Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

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January 11, 2016 (SSB)  —  While some analysts have expressed optimism about the objective and prospects of the current policy financial restructuring (managed float), they have also argued against the ‘management’ approach our Central Bank and Ministry of Finance have adopted with the aim to keep the dollar rate checked. The approach is that banks are to be used as the main agents through which the target of financial stability is achieved. But there has been no related clear policy explanation on the country’s economic outlook after keeping the dollar checked and food importers pleased.

We all know that the unsustainable part of such a management approach is that it is premised on external assurance of continuous injection of dollars. Once such injections prematurely dry up for one reason or another, we will find ourselves in square one. Hence, unless the borrowed or granted billions which shall accrue to GoSS over the coming few years are injected into infrastructural development, South Sudan’s future generations will have huge debts to settle without benefiting from the borrowed money. It is the same old trap in which post-independence sub-Saharan African countries found themselves after association with international financial institutions, especially the Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF and World Bank).

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By Deng Lual DeNuun, ELDORET-KENYA

‘Take time to be, to feel, to listen to the stories, dreams and thoughts of those who have no voice.

They’re wounded for the want of being listened to:

They cry,

And too few hear;

They slowly die;

And too few mourn.’

Kate Compton, ‘Seeds of hope’

January 11, 2016 (SSB)  —  Before I dive further into, I’d like to register and applauded the sober, Africanism and diplomatically approach engineered by the chairperson of the JMEC in the person of former Botswana President Festus Mogae (to be nicknamed in South Sudan as Festus Magai) should he happen to make miracles and have peace agreement implemented to the later and for taking a stand and let go the debate on the 28 states and digested it to the best interest of the people of the republic of South Sudan although not in the peace agreement. Thank you Sir! I think you are convinced that this is the popular demand by the grassroots hence give Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

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