Why Hon. Michael Makuei should relinquish “Greater Bor Community Leadership”

Posted: December 24, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Kur John Aleu, Beijing, China

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December 24, 2016 (SSB) — The current inclination in South Sudan geopolitics and the extermination threat against Bor community call for a vibrant and visionary leadership to organize the community and confront all the conspiracies and blackmailing without conflict of interest. Even Jesus Christ the highly respected Moral and Divine teacher of his time refused to take up a political post when his followers wanted to make him King, he knew it would impaired his Spiritual mission (John 6:15)  and that is why in the Bible he warned against serving two Masters.

The Greater Bor community under the leadership of Hon. Michael Makuei has seen the worse shredding of its political and social fabrics among herself in the history. The rise of ’False identities’ and irrational political affiliations are a sign of a disintegrating community which would possibly result to political alienation for the community which was once regarded by South Sudanese as a center of patriots, resilient and well nurtured political elites.

Much as Hon Michael Makuei is known  as a close political ally to President Kiir, the degree of his political influence in Kiir’s administration remains a topic of discussion among Bor elites with majority describing it as a self-benefiting relationship with no regard to the community welfare while the rest believe that the Giant might have secretly succumbed to Jesus’s warning on serving two masters and had decided to abandon  his social responsibilities as a community leader in favor of his lucrative political post.

The latter could not be ruled out considering the silence of his leadership in the wave of numerous attacks against Bor’s civilians and their economic lifeline, the cattle. This kind of behavior has not only created a leadership vacuum which would have been instrumental in mending the community social fabrics and also addressing the community challenges to the National government but it has also led to the rise of smaller heterogeneous groups which are bended toward widening of social fabrics through hate speeches, unfounded accusations and shamelessly enough they have always portray themselves as arrogant and foolish spectators of the political tournament between the government and dissidents, their respective show of loyalties have always been against the interest of our peaceful coexistent as a community

Political differences exist in all communities across South Sudan but for my community, Bor, it is different; hatred, destruction of social fabrics and blackmailing dominate our politics. This is not only good in the interest of preserving of common heritage which our grands built for centuries but it is nurturing a ground which will be used against our political aspirants in future and therefore this call for the distinguished Bor sons and daughters to intervene urgently and help the community revive her lost glory otherwise Dr John Garang will be the last prominent political figure from Bor in South Sudan history.

The current political paradigm in South Sudan requires a flexible, honest and a well-informed personality to deal with the contemporary challenges of building a vibrant, prosperous and a united community which will always act in solidarity among herself during all times, a community that will not be swayed by a political tsunami, a community that will always live to address her internal issues with understanding and compromise and always stand guard against external conspiracies.

The level of suspicion, mistrust and jealousy needs a fresh and a moderate personality to do the memories cleansing and restore trust and unity back, we are as the community are proud having you in National government in your capacity as a citizen of this country but holding our community hostage at this point when our unity is needed more than before is unacceptable and unbecoming, I therefore call upon you and your leadership to give back the power to Bor community and give them chance to elect new members into leadership.

The author, Kur John Aleu is a studying masters in Civil Engineering at the Beijing Jiaotong University in China. He can be reached via his email:  kurjohnaleu2016@yahoo.com

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  1. You are right Eng. But those who deepened division among the communities will not listen to you, hence since the creation of Bor Nuer has not targeted one side as per my knowledge the 2014 attack on Jale, Mathiang, Akuaideng and so on was engineered somewhere and the same group are still preaching hates statements on social media against the people they have already betrayed to the enemy I hope Mabior saying on radio during interview when asked what to say ass. A member of Bor asNuer killed people and you member instate of polite response he blame Bor south Youth yet Nuer were hunting .Nuer forces were at Gadiang but could not even take chicken leave alpine goat because it was home for Nyandeng and Dr. Majak.
    For unity to be achieve the part of Bor community who has betrayed the other side nshould apologize so that unity is fully realize.
    Thanks,
    Deng.

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  2. Ayii Duang Arop says:

    Deng Makuei Lueth,

    With this Bor-Kadhal mentality, no unity will be achieved. Makuei Lueth and Kuol Manyang have already set us apart because of greed. Can you tell us why you took Dr. Majak D’Agoot to jail and almost took away his life through that bogus process other than sheer hate and vendette? If you don’t know, most Twic have always taken him for your person until you betrayed him. Unless you apologise to him first, please leave us alone. Abraham and Lot, being cousins, chose to face different destinies because it was well for their souls.

    Ayii

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  3. God de kuei says:

    Most of our peoples in Bor don’t see the unity as a strength… Makuei thinks he is a superhuman within Bor community, while he has forgotten the important of legacy for himself as well as his children… We must revise ourselves, where our elders sway to darkness…

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  4. Panda says:

    Mr. Kur Aleu. It is true that our community is falling apart. What is not true though is to blame it on Honorable Michael Makuei Lueth. In our history as people of Bor from Cueikeer to Duk Padet, we have never betrayed each other, but What Mom Nyandeng Mabior did in 2013 when she condemned the alleged killing of Nuer in Juba and failed to do the same for the massacres in Bor had created deep wounds in our hearts as people of Bor South. All along, we believe we are one people, but someone who is regarded by all as the mother of our Nation to come out publicly and took side in the conflict was unthinkable and beyond comprehension. Any way, back to your topic, your observations and concern on the disintegration of Bor Community are valid, but there are only a handful who could see your point, Major of our people do not realize that we are weakening our standing in South Sudan by allowing cracks to tear us apart. I wish we have many like-minded people like you so that can sit down and figure out how to overcome the challenges we facing now as one united community.

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  5. Panda says:

    Mr. Kur Aleu. It is true that our community is falling apart. What is not true though is to blame it on Honorable Michael Makuei Lueth. We are all to blame for what is unfolding in our community. In our history as people of Bor from Cueikeer to Duk Padet, we have never betrayed each other, but What mama Nyandeng Mabior did in 2013 when she condemned the alleged killing of Nuer in Juba and failed to do the same for the massacres in Bor had created deep wounds in our hearts. All along, we believe we are one people bond together by one history and culture, but for someone like mama Rebecca who is regarded by all South Sudanese as the mother of our Nation to come out publicly and took side in the conflict was unthinkable and beyond comprehension. Anyway, back to your topic, your observation and concern on the disintegration of Bor Community are valid, but there are only a handful who could see your point, Majority of our people do not realize that we are weakening our standing in South Sudan by allowing cracks to tear us apart. I wish we have many like-minded people like you so that we can sit down and figure out how to overcome the challenges we are facing now as one united community.

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  6. Deng Deng says:

    You are right bro Kur Aleu because serving two masters does not allow you to work with full commitment and hon. Makuei has committed himself too much in the gov,t and that is good because he provides services to people but he should be very honest to give back community leadership to Bor people so that our community elect some one who is not too busy like Hon. Makuei. Mr Kur Aleu, you will prosper and prosper because you are against the division of Bor community and our God bless those who have good intention for others.

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  7. Deng Deng says:

    Mr. Deng Makuei Nhial, you wish Bor community to remains divided but if don’t change and apology then God will destroyed you because you have bad intention against others. your days are numbered with those who are against peace and work for revenge.

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