Archive for January 14, 2016


Commendation to JMEC for 1st Steps

By Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

Taban Deng Ghai and President Kiir, Juba, Dec 22 2015

Taban Deng Ghai and President Kiir, Juba, Dec 22 2015

January 14, 2016 (SSB) — All neutral and peace-loving citizens and genuine friends of South Sudan must be delighted with the manner in which the Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), President (former) Festus Mogae has kick-started the implementation of the IGAD-Plus peace agreement. Before the arrival of the SPLM-IO advance teams, and because of loud and negative rhetoric from some peace detractors, a few citizens had grown skeptical on whether they would at all arrive and implementation starts.

Now that the SPLM-IO advance team is, thank God, already in Juba and started working with their compatriots on bringing sustainable peace to their country, a country which they equally value as every other group, much hope is on the horizon. The “doubting Thomases” whom Vice President Igga had been citing for assurances have now seen Cde. Taban Deng Gai plus Former FDS meeting with President Kiir and all other senior government officials. He has not only attended the SPLM Extra-Ordinary Convention, but even addressed it.

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An Open Letter to President Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Republic of South Sudan. January 13, 2016

Ccs:
H. E. James Wani Igga, Vice President, Republic of South Sudan
SPLA, Gen Paul Malong Awan, General Chief of Staff

By Martino Kunjok Atem

kiir and riek pic

Born-to-Rule Mentality: President Kiir and his former Vice President, Riek Machar, in their reigning days

Your Excellencies,

January 14, 2016 (SSB) — Criticizing either President Kiir or Dr. Riek without support from either leaves one vulnerable before their diehard supporters. However, I have freely, consciously, and with no regrets chosen this lonely and dangerous route. Since November 8th 2014, when I began to oppose President Kiir on the issue of two separate tribal armies and my subsequent public disparagement of some policies of his government, I have been labeled as a rebel.

Your Excellency, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan,

Most South Sudanese, including people who oppose some of your policies, agree that you are a good person. It is right time to consider the children and widows of those who died shielding you and your government in the brutal and ruthless civil war of South Sudan, 2013-2015. You and Dr. Riek Machar are the only people who can prevent other massacres like the one that just ended. Your apology of 7 January 2016 is in place because you are the president of the country, but your call on your supporters to vote for you in 2018 is declaration of destructions of lives and country again.

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By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

Dr. John Gai Yoh on his strategic views of South Sudan Education System

Dr. John Gai Yoh, South Sudan Minister for Education, on his strategic views of South Sudan Education System

January 14, 2016 (SSB) — There is a saying that, “some people do passed through academic but academic never passed through them”!!! As it is well stated, you may be wondering why such a scenario happened to academicians who were been trusted with vast knowledge gained for more than sixteen years (16) of higher learning programs such as eight years (8) for primary education, four years (4) for secondary education, and another four years (4) for the university learning and after graduation, a person is regarded as an educated person and being assigned at any level to deliver services to societies, but recently it is discovered that learners and teachers data base contained 13 concepts which make it difficult for some people to reveals their proper results in education in term of delivery system.

Moreover, the above subject signifying the role of teaching to those who were qualified to teach, the reliable men and women who are entrusted to teach others either in primary, secondary, or in universities, and to develop a unify system of education in the Republic of South Sudan. May be we are not far away from the truth, the reality of passing through academic but academic itself never passed through some of us and that is why in fact we failed to make little progress in education in South Sudan as eleven years passed by zero percent.(0%) compared to well structured, technology, and modern education outside the country. We chasten education after like chasing the wind.

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