By Maliap Madit, Kampala, Uganda
March 16, 2017 (SSB) — First and foremost, the writer isn’t a dialogist (Speaker) of the National Dialogue Committee and as such, this article isn’t meant to answer the questions in the minds of all South Sudanese regarding the national dialogue, but just a personal view as a peace-loving citizen.
A lot has been said and we will continue saying all sort of things which could help us achieve a lasting peace. My President, H.E. 1st Lt. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit deserves a vote of thanks for this initiative. For, there are rarely few leaders who know the real essence of leadership and peace in times of unrests and deteriorating economy, Bravo Mr. President!
When the president of the republic decreed the National Dialogue Initiative and consequently formed a committee under his Patronage together the then Co-Patron, Bishop Paride Taban, it was received with mixed reactions, that is assumed as a political move by the happy-go-lucky individuals especially opposition of the system.