Archive for June 24, 2016

The IMF Assistance is Not a Priority to the Nation: Restructuring of Systems and Economic Reforms are

 By Madit Them Arop, Juba, South Sudan

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Time for peace in South Sudan?


June 24, 2016 (SSB) —- This writing is grouped into three segments arranged on basis suitable to the author and purposively serves the chosen organization of the work. It is openly started with elements thoughtfully considered, if well revised, strategized and legalized would open opportunity rooms for a better system. Before the elements, the nation overview since its inception demonstrated practices seems permanent from variety perspectives when in truth unearthing them is possible. The denial to put tangible system up has frustrated both political, economic, culture and social norms. And it’s the point being tried to unpack such that the elements to address have proper foundation with clarity.

First and at the world level, the Republic of South Sudan is one of the nations with plenty of resources. Evidently, the resources are in abundant, how and why the nation is on its knees is the puzzle to deal with. Second, restructuring of system (the corrupt practices): such resources are critically witnessed limbless, why it’s the case; does corruption has a hand in this? Some nations thrive without oil and other major resources, South Sudan is not exception, and why it’s sinking? Third, the IMF usefulness and its doubted side: why assistance rather than restructuring of the system? And finally, conclusion will serves as summary package focusing on whether taking of the IMF assistance would be healthy or it may requires prepared time to cross the loan-bridge to help evaluate the nation’s readiness.


By Bullen Chol (Mony-Awut), Juba, South Sudan


South Sudan sinking under its own weight of self-destructive instinct

June 24, 2016 (SSB) —- We, Economists, advise the government of the day. It is usually up to the government to either take an advice and salvage its reputation or ignore it and later say that we wish we have implemented the previous advice that we received. First and foremost, politics and economy move together, that is why there is what is called political economy which is the combination of politic and economy. Worldwide these days, the role of both is very profound.

In Africa here , the Late Gadhafi was cherished by his people  because he focused  on economy , before he died , Libya was almost like West, because the oil money was well managed , there was free university education in Libya , free apartment for newly wedded couples , free health care , tarmacked roads  and so much more . It was because of those good things that he ruled Libya from 1969 to 2011.

Another example is from our neighbor Rwanda, after 1994 genocide, Paul Kagame focuses very seriously on Rwandan Economy and as I write this article, Rwanda’s economic development is a role model in the whole of East Africa if not Africa as a whole. This explains why he was voted in several times, because what matters to the citizens is not who should rule them but who address their economic needs. The above examples give you a clue of how important focusing on the economy is to every citizen worldwide.


The definition of corruption in South Sudan

Posted: June 24, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Abel Majur Leek, Columnists, Economy

By Abel Majur Leek, Jonglei State, South Sudan

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Corruption in South Sudan

June 24th 2016 (SSB) — Among other social issues in South Sudan, corruption has received serious and consistent attention from South Sudanese and non-South Sudanese. Many commentaries have been passed, several journals, newspaper and magazine volumes have been published on corruption related issues, sermons and teachings have been preached in various religious centers, some academic institutions have held public lectures, symposium and conferences on corruption, numerous non-governmental organizations have championed strong advocacy against corruption, surprisingly, the more attention it receives, the more resilient it becomes. Corruption has stayed so long in the South Sudan society to the extent that it has become intrinsic and seen as a way of life.

Queues at gas stations and public offices can be easily boycotted when you give bribe to the officer in charge, traffic rules can be disobeyed relaxingly with zero consequence when you give money to traffic wardens from time to time, you can be a youth corps and abscond from your primary assignment if you can share your monthly allowance with the zonal inspector, you can commit a crime and go free if you are influential enough, you can get admission into colleges, polytechnics and universities without merit if you can lobby through money or relationship with a top official, recruitment requirements can be overlooked for an influential person’s offspring, an airline can cancel others’ bookings if you bring a higher monetary bargain to table to mention a few.


By Peter Gai Manyuon, Kampala, Uganda

16 officials sentenced to life in prison

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

June 24, 2016 (SSB) — The major corruption scandals since the beginning of the self-rule has been the so-called “Dura Saga” although there have been dozens of other significant instances of a similar wrongdoing; like corruption in Presidency and the entire branches of the government in South Sudan, the problem is compounded by serious lack of transparency in South Sudanese government records and business information, although requests for official data can be arbitrarily turned down with impunity. Corruption has been the top priority among the Ministers, Governors, and commissioners across the entire Country. The question which always come is, whether corruption is routed in South Sudanese blood or it’s something adopted from other Countries or cultures?

In most cases, president has defended his commitment to combating corruption in his administration, pushing the blame always to global community for failure to support his drive to recover public funds stolen and stashed in to foreign accounts by his former Ministers, Governors, Army Generals and some within the current Cabinet and their business associates before and after Independence. The officials who stole the money got approvals from the central bank in the name of security matters at the presidency over the past years up to now and still the President is not taking serious action/measures against the group instead he is promoting corruption in the country. Who to blame now?  Who are the right criminals that should have been prosecuted in South Sudan? Why not including the seventy five 75 criminals who took billion of dollars to foreign countries?


By David Lony Majak Makuei, Kampala, Uganda

Gordon Buay with President Kiir

Gordon Buay with President Kiir, December 2010, in Canada

June 24, 2016 (SSB) — Who is Gordon Buay; a traitor trading on human epidermis, opportunist, deserter, former rebel, self-imposed mouthpiece of Salva Kiir. Dinka-Nuer born or adapted child during the longest wars and conflicts, educated but lack intellectuality of sensing the truth and realities yet claiming slim step ladder to reach the national recognition in two years’ time simply because of war.

There is no veracity in it, but rather a wider mawkishness full of uneven fastness. Subsequently having read Buay’s unfounded article with dishonorable and unethical terms, I got dazed on how he could be recital in this regard. I just want to first make few corrections on the diplomatic, military and academic titles given to decency people in the entire world.


Biography of the Late Brig. Gen. Deng Kelei Chol

Posted: June 24, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Contributing Writers, People

By Col. Gaddafi Majok, Juba, South Sudan

Commander Deng Kelei

Commander Deng Kelei Chol

June 24, 2016 (SSB) — The Late was born as a 3rd child (2nd son) to Kelei Chol Nhial (Adol clan, Kolnyang payam) and Aluel Aluong Kur (Koch clan, Makuach payam) on 1st of January in 1962 in Adol Village, Gak Boma, Kolnyang Payam, Bor County, Jonglei State. He survived with three wives and fifteen (15) children and twelve (12) grandchildren.

He joined primary school in 1970 – 1976 in Bor and Renk Elementary School, and he then did Intermediate Education in 1977 – 1980 at Kongor Intermediate in Bor and secondary Education in 1980 – 1983 at Malakal Senior in Malakal, where he went back and had his Sudan Certificate in Malek Secondary in Bor.

He joined SPLA/M on 19th May 1983 and obtained his military training in Bonga, Ethiopia with Jamus Division. He was then commissioned to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant at Shield One and assigned to the GHQs of C-in-C.