By Thon Atem Ayiei, Juba, South Sudan
January 20, 2017 (SSB) — Unity is the only social fabric that cemented the community values and supremacy all over the world. The ongoing misunderstanding, disunity and confusion among the Greater Bor Dinka community should not continue to be ignored by the community leaders, elders, intellectuals and religious leaders till it goes beyond our control. The community leaders should be consistently engaged with the local populations in a move to resolve contentious issues affecting community in one way or another.
In reflecting the community history, our honesty, loyalty, peacemaking, integrity and above all, our unity has constantly remained unquestionable. Over centuries, we had been together in solidarity over many issues of concern in our community, and altogether, we had managed to live with our volatile neighbors and it is only of recent, our people started introducing new technics of hatred which is perceived to be politically motived.
Despite some few who are horrifically interested in Bor Community disunity, we unshakably remained united and exemplary to other communities because it is our unity, strength and integrity that makes what is South Sudan today and it will continue for generations to come if we urgently block these few individuals spreading initiatives of dismantling our community legacy. Charity begins at home! We should use our traditional values to bring about divided people of South Sudan together, and to consolidate peace and unity in our beloved country.
This freelancer believed in matters of facts and history that there has been no political development made in this country without Bor Community Elites involvement and this should serves as our spiritual strength, core values to help others who understand our values and supremacy. Our love to sports, belief in God (church services) and the social teachings to upcoming generations has seriously mounted to community quick urbanization and literacy wherever part of the world Bor Community lives.
The 21st century evolution impact on mankind has seriously affected some communities caught up in disunity but this was nice experience with Bor Community because of the same key words of Unity, Strength, Integrity and universal love to education. Other observers in their picks have it that Bor Community would be one of the modern communities around the globe if it were not Dr. Riek Machar Teny horrific war on Bor Community in 1991 and 2013 that led to the community displacement both in and out of the country.
I always asked myself, what went or what has gone wrong in our community? But my answer is always, the silence of the community leadership and the tribal politics in our country, have significantly contributed to chaos and disunity rated at eighty percentage currently while the twenty percentage riding on the ignorance of knowing everything including the ones that put us far apart.
I do not totally agree with the looming disunity in our community as our own making, it has become a fashion and culture of other communities, that failure in consolidating their own community should be used to destroy other communities in breach of responsibility. So our problems are being pushed by others with hidden agenda through our weak members who look at it as an opportunity to capitalize. We should watch out for the agents secretly working for the collapse of mighty Bor Community of South Sudan especially our academically enlightened youth across the world.
In a social and analytical perspective, You will understand and agree with me that Mading-Bor town today, has undoubtedly proven that, this community is indeed urgently developing and in need for help both material and human resource to rediscover peace and unity among themselves. Young boys look energetic to themselves and ambitious to anything that makes Bor Community a better community. For them sky is the limit and whatever the hurdles on their way, the objective remain the same.
All these controversies could be blamed on the unseen enemies trying to rewrite the history of our contribution of the struggle and prevent us from being part and parcel of the nation building processes. Hence, the community must rethink now and come back on its senses or risk the consequences of disunity and hardship of coming back on track.
As a concerned community member and upcoming intellectual, the quest for splitting Jonglei into States undermines our unity and can easily endanger the protracted development goals of Jonglei State if not addressed as soon as possible. The community needs to come together, and sits down to revise their customary laws to ease young people lives and the current leadership of the Greater Bor community should immediately open new ways for reconciliations and reforms in community leadership.
There is still a chance to confront those who are advocating for the division of Twic and Dak, to be created as different state within Jonglei. A big lie that even the living God could accept and punish the individuals behind this divisive move. I have never been a supporter of doom political rhetoric and I will never be one, so long the name Greater Bor (Bour) still exists on this earth. I will devote my time to extensively write articles in support of the community I love so much to remain the way it is now.
My solemn appeal to community leadership is that they should convene a meeting to address the issues of community immediate attention and orchestrate long term plans for community millennium development goals while the unity of the Greater Bor community continue as exemplary in south Sudan and the entire world.
Long live our unity.
Long live our cultures.
Long live Greater Bor Dinka Community.
Long live south Sudan.
The writer is a concerned member of the community and can be reached on +211-922-888-553.
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