By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria, Egypt
January 16, 2017 (SSB) —- I’m beginning to have an impression about some of my compatriots. They are just “all talk”. I’m sorry to say that.
It’s very real that we’ve got some people amidst us just there to talk trash against the moves of our government.
I’m not a big government fan though. So don’t brand me biased in my opinion. To be brutally honest. I’m yet to be impressed just like many others wanting better performance from the government. I’m just talking my free mind.
I came to learn of recent that our President has topped up our already existing 28 states to 32. I began to formulate an idea behind his reasoning.
Mr. President may have wanted to devolve powers to the grassroots so people could get firsthand experience of how government works. Not in the old times when some semblance of development was visible and centred in the capitols of the now defunct state.
He might have thought of it as a way of ending animosities between different people in the divided states.
In short, Mr. President wants to usher in new era of peace and development in our war torn and poverty stricken country.
President Kiir so desperately wants peace to prevail that that he can do anything within his jurisdictional powers to make it happen.
And that’s why you see Mr. President always pardoning renegades who are serial killers and should never deserve mercy.
That’s why Mr President helped to establish national dialogue committee with the aim of bringing about total Peace that has been elusive.
That’s why Mr President receives with open arms his political adversaries and brings them back to the fold and let’s history take toll on them but not him.
And that’s why Mr President decreed the addition of 4 more states on top of 28 states so as services could be delivered effectively.
And some people grumbled. Who? Them, Yeah, they criticized it.
Is that something to be slammed at all? Oh Give Mr. President a break I beg!
Why do we love to hate every government’s undertaking before it even begins to fail bearing fruits?
What have we become? I don’t know.
Too opposing and demanding as well with little if not no input in how our country can do better. SAD.
It would be plausible for one to first look at the results delivered by 32 States before jumping up to lambast the idea of their creation.
For instance, I for one, could use the following as my yardsticks for measuring the success of 32 States. Peace or perpetual war. Prosperity or continuous underdevelopment.
From there on, I can be in better position to tell what good or bad thing I have seen as a result of the creation of 32 states.
But not know yakuani!
You never know that the creation of 32 States could be the solution to some of our predicaments we’ve gotten in.
It could be the malarone (strong antimalarial drug) to our chronic malaria that has stubbornly proven hard to diagnose. And may it be so.
The writer is a medical student at Alexandria University, Egypt. He is reachable via email@example.com
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