By Emmanuel Ariech Deng, Juba, South Sudan
August 10, 2016 (SSB) — Hmm! Dear readers, I have finally come out of the self-destructive events of late June and early July. It is inevitable to be in trauma without psychological counseling pertaining to the befallen catastrophe of late June and early July. However, the point of argument here is, the country administrators should honestly admit and stop the intransigency to support the vulnerable society.
It doesn’t make sense for the country to export oil and buy the oil expensively as evidently proven by roadside petrol vendors composed of women and children who do not even know the scientific hazard of the flammable liquid, but whose concern remains a way of earning a living with the danger petroleum being hidden in teapot places along the road for safety in the day time and in kitchen for safety in the night. What a kind of a Country!
The Maridi-Membe road petrol tanker explosion tragedy that claimed over hundred lives has not yet taught the petrol vendors’ lesson since it is a struggle between earning daily livings or else die by hunger. So the children and women selling petrol in plastic-water bottles along Juba roads have opted for death by tragedy than by hunger. The attempts made to stop roadside black market of diesel and petrol did not yield any fruit due to the involvement of high profiles into the fuel business dealings.