Archive for June 18, 2016

We may enjoy laughing at the antics of the current crop of student politicians, but if history is any guide, we’ll end up paying them to govern us, writes Dominic Knight

By Simon Yel Yel, Juba, South Sudan

Ugandan election

The Ugandan election: do or die scenario

June 18, 2016 (SSB) —- Election is a decision making process where electorates choose their representatives from contesting parties to hold official offices and deliver services to them. The party with clean track records and good manifesto with detailed work plans always win the hearts of electorates. This is the usual mechanism by which modern democracy fills offices in the legislature, Executive, local government and also in Unions like student Unions and Associations like Bar associations.

There is a saying that goes “no an easy job” it same goes to the election, “no an easy election!” The recent JUSU’s election was not an easy election. It was a real election battle and the SPLM/SL squarely won it with over 50% of the total votes casted. SPLM student politicians did their campaign thoroughly on programs that they will implement and changes they will bring about unlike the other camps. Up to now they are still euphorically celebrating their “mini-election” win on the campus, in hostels and around Hai Thoura shouting at their top voices “SPLM OYEEE!, INTA WA ANA SPLM, SPLM AKUMA BITANA while the democratically defeated NSAF students are mourning. Indeed they labored for lost and they deserve!


By David Mayen Ayarbior, Juba, South Sudan

SPLM/A Founders

SPLM/A Founders

June 18, 2016 (SSB) — Here are extracts from “House of War: Civil War and State Failure in Africa 2013 (p.101-104). After I examined different case studies of civil wars, I thought of ending with a hopeful tone by looking at a positive picture in Africa.

”The Arusha Declaration and TANU’s [Tanganyika African National Union’s] Policy on Socialism and Self-Reliance (1967), more commonly known as the Arusha Declaration, was one of the most publicized documents across Africa during the region’s immediate post- independence period.12 As it came in the aftermath of waves of bitter African nationalist struggles for self-determination and independence, it established a political and economic blueprint for nation building that was opposite to imperialism.


Neither small or big sinner nor better pardon and jailed persons, the law is a school admission process, it is above all

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan

16 officials sentenced to life in prison

Sixteen officials from the office of the president sentenced to life in prison

June 18, 2016, (SSB) – The trial of 16 officials to life in prison is a legal disability in South Sudan. I am not a friend to 16 jailed South Sudanese officials for life imprisonment nor am I a relative to them in form of depending their case but as a social policy Analysis practitioner, and how the law would have been supposed to applying it effectively, I would like to point out some mistakes and how South Sudan High Court Lack Law Ethics in the country. In South Sudan, big fishes are swallowing small fishes for their own survival or impurity of high ranking officials is well protected on the scale level of small officers and the embezzlements of very important persons is not the big issue while small officers money issues become the matter. In this case, who is not a South Sudanese? Who had not stolen public funds? Who is not born of a woman? And who is not important? There is no proper justification; why the high court in Juba left big criminals to move freely in the country without jailing them like 16 officials from the office of the President?


Dear Lino Lual Lual and Sunday de John

Posted: June 18, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Contributing Writers

Dear Lino Lual Lual and Sunday de John, my brothers who differs on the issue of Makiir Gai Thiep, the business man, and Santino Akot Abiem, the deputy governor of Gogrial state

By Jacob Ngong Ngong, Nairobi- Kenya

Makiir Gai giving out 100k SSP to South Sudan national team

South Sudan Business tycoon, Hon. Makiir Gai, giving out 100K to South Sudan national team

June 18, 2016 (SSB) — Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as a senile. As human beings we value the experience that comes with age. We are reminded over and over again with the statement like older and wiser respect your elders promoting age as something to be cherished and respected. We don’t need to share opinion as others but we need to be respectful.

Coming to the point of my brothers who differed on the issue of Makiir Gai and Akot Abiem, all of them are my people. It was early last month when I read the article written by Lino Lual Lual publish particular website, defaming Mr. Akot Abiem and Makiir Gai in his article Mr. Lino he accused Makiir of being a governor in hiding apart from Abraham Gum the governor we know in Gogrial state, he further added that Makiir is campaigning for his supporters to be in government.


By Duluma SK’Maker, Juba, South Sudan

john garang

June 18, 2016 (SSB) — The four honourable members nominated through secret ballots by the Equatoria SPLM members of Parliament for the position of the Speaker are all highly qualified and senior members of the SPLM Party and government.  All of them served in Executive positions in the National government before.

Hon David Mayo as the Chairperson of the Reconstruction Fund Commission, Hon Betty Ogwaro as the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Anthony Makana as National Minister of Commerce and Industry then Minister of Transport also was responsible for the airport construction and Hon Luka Manoja as the Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health.


By Mach Samuel Peter, Bor, Jonglei State

Chairpersons, Deputies and Members of Jonglei state commission being sworn in 25 April 2016 picture by Mach Samuel

June 18, 2016 (SSB) — The Governor of Jonglei state Col. Philip Aguer Panyang Jot has refuted the allegations that he revoked Thursday the appointment of Mr. John Wuoi Chuit and Agok Manyang Agok of Jonglei state Employees and Investment commissions respectively.

In an exclusive interview with PaanLuel Wël (SSB), the governor said the commission members declined to take up the job. He said he receive the phone call from both of them asking him to replace them with people who can pick-up the job.

“I did not revoke the appointment of two members of commissions the two members of the commission declined and they gave their apology, they are supporting the government. They are busy doing other businesses and they advise me to appoint people who will be ready to pick up the job and this is what I have done,” Governor Aguer told the PaanLuel Wël (SSB).

In the state decree no: 11/2016 issued on Wednesday June, 8th, 2016 came into force upon its signature same day by the governor of Jonglei state, Aguer exercised the powers conferred upon him by the republican order No. 36/2015 and No. 126/2015 for the creation of 28th new states in the Republic of South Sudan replacing the former defunct states and for the appointment of 28th governors to the newly created states respectively to relieve the appointment of John Wuoi Chuit and Agok Manyang Agok.


The lost Norms

Posted: June 18, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Poems.

By Alith Ayuen Kelei

Gone is the expertise

When the whales swallow octopuses

When they fight, the tadpoles suffers

They have since ceaselessly continued

Continuously they have christened

Themselves the Caesars of their own sea.


By Abraham Akoon Deng, Nairobi Kenya

life imprisonment sentencing

16 convicts, including foreigners, of theft in president office finally sentence to life imprisonment and will pay the money

June 18, 2016 (SSB) — The high court order president Kiirdit to change signature due to the forgery of his signature which lead to imprisonment of 16 people. The consequent of forgery is the felony to any person found committing this offence of forgery. I was surprise when I heard the high judge order president to change official signature with immediate effect.

It is only south Sudan where the case of forgery is common everything is forge. Started from money to the travelling and migration documents such as national ID, passports and academy papers. Now the question is will the high court do the same thing to minister of finance and interior and migration minister to change their official signatures? And do you guy supports the decision taken by high court to safe the country resources from the forgery?


By Alith Ayuen Kelei, Juba, South Sudan



June 18, 2016 (SSB) —- Following a peaceful secession from the Sudan through a referendum in January 2011, The Republic of South Sudan became the newest nation on the Globe. As a new nation, South Sudan has having multiple challenges to deal with such as the internal political instability, concrete for defined boundaries with The Mother Sudan, creation of good relation with neighbours and corruption along with huge development needs.

Now it’s a galloping inflationary gap which has left the mouths of the population within the Nation and in diaspora wide open. This economic crisis has made life a comedy to the well of the so-called The Rich. However, South Sudan also has significant oil wealth, which could have been effectively used to drive development and provide the basis for progress in the past years.


From our Reporter in Bor, Jonglei state

16 officials sentenced to life in prison

Sixteen officials from the office of the president sentenced to life in prison

June 18, 2016 (SSB) — On June 13th, Judge Ladu Armenio of the South Sudan’s High Court sentenced 16 individuals from the Office of the President to life in prison for forging the signature of the president to steal more than $14 million and 30 million South Sudanese pounds, with the help of 14 officials from the Central Bank and Ministry of Finance.

As one of the leading civil society groups in South Sudan, the Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (JIPDD) hereby welcomes the conviction of the 16 corrupt officials, but cautions against blanket sentencing. JIPDD stands in solidarity with the people of South Sudan in their fight against wanton corruption in the country.

Mr. Mach Samuel Peter, the Executive Director, said, “The people most affected by corruption are the poor, as corruption makes government programs not only inaccessible to them but also allows for non-implementation of government schemes and policies where they are most needed.” He added that all corrupt government official should face justice and call for the 75 former and current government officials to be identified and prosecuted.