Archive for February 2, 2017

By David Deng Chapath, Kampala, Uganda

RSS coat of ARMS

South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.

February 2, 2017 (SSB) —- In Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:21-22 and Luke 5:33-39 Jesus told his disciples that “neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins nor if they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

The above saying from our Lord Jesus is latent with a lot of moral lessons that we must learn and apply them in real life not only in Gok State but in the whole of South Sudan.  Therefore, in relation to that saying, I would like discuss the problems that are facing people of Abiriu County in Gok State.

For that reason, I must clearly state the subject matter of this article on set that this Article is concerned about the corruption that has become endemic in Abiriu County under the current Commission Hon. Bol Madok, a man who cares for nothing but how to exploit Abiriu County people. He has introduced multiple taxes and other unlawful practices that I will discuss in later part of this article.



By Kuach Loch Garang Deng, Calgary, Canada

February 2, 2017 (SSB) —- “If we do not get our rights in this thick smoke, we will never get anything said an old man. “Similarly, if former Aweil counties do not get their own state while the president is distributing states generously, we will never get our rights. H.E Gen. President Salva Kiir Mayardit has recently crossed his redline to decree more states and former Aweil counties were left out. Therefore, Why Aweil North and Aweil West should not get their overdue separate State?

As South Sudan’s Transitional government of National Unity is implementing peace and addressing South Sudan political problems to bring inclusive peace that is and should be a great time for our leaders to act now. Leaders and elders and traditional chiefs of Aweil North and Aweil West communities should bring their concerns forward and ask the President of the Republic of South to decree their own state of Aweil West with the capital city in Nyamlel if Juba cannot solve political problems of Raja communities.