The New Nation of South Sudan is Torn Apart by Selfish Politicians

Posted: March 21, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, David Matiop Gai, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

The New Nation South Sudan is Torn Apart: Politicians are not important and permanent than a Nation.

By David Matiop Gai, Juba, South Sudan


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March 21, 2017, (SSB) — I have putted rightly earlier last year that South Sudan is an album of tribes, and each tribe is fitted on its column. There is no single tribe who has rights to remove and replace any tribe with God angels to stay with and be comfortable because they are trying to live with God perfect angels.  All tribes have their evil men/women who can public unrest, and (64) tribes living in South Sudan have rights and equal rights of humanity dignity to be respected and honoured as South Sudanese wonderful citizens who made South Sudan to be called a young nation among the league of nations.

Political conflicts have high consequences when it started like fire of fuel tank breakout which may not be easy to control simply. With war and conflict caused by politicians on the innocent civil population in South Sudan, 3.6 million were drive out of their homes as well as my family refuge in Uganda for more than four year now; truly 305,000 are in Sudan, 342,000 in Ethiopia, 89,000 in Kenya, 609,000 in Uganda, 68,000 in Democratic Republic of Congo, (DRC), and 4, 900 in Central African Republic.

The young nation is torn apart because all crises that happened like consequences of conflict, economic crisis, South Sudanese pounds inflation, draught, flood, and food insecurity have all amount hitter South Sudan severely because there is no single home product in the country. Everybody is affected directly and indirectly, and some wise South Sudanese have realized that consequences of war are worse face harmful than war itself.

But to reverse quickly mistaken to normal is now hard than how we started the war on the Dec 15, 2013, and that why for those who know badness of war when they said, “Koon kooc”, and mean stop a bit or wait for a while, as a breathing to release air of anger, and quench the fire of anger is what would have benefit public than war we are engage now.

In South Sudan, politicians are regarded as important and permanent by their communities where they came from than communities themselves, but politicians are not important and permanent. The nation (land) is more important and permanent than politicians. A land or nation is not supposed to be destroying by politicians’ ideologies and by their political thoughts.

Politicians do come and go. They are buried in the land when they died.  Politicians are less important than communities because they are individuals within communities. Communities produce politicians but politicians do not produce communities. Politicians return to communities when they retire from governments.

A good community is a unified body of individuals whose common interest is to live together, whose efforts contributes to the health of the community. Whose job is to provide basic welfare of its members in term of education, hospital, roads and transport, clean drinking water, standard shelter, uncheckable security, etc?  A good community duty is to protect its members, and not tiff to unsearchable questions of its members. South Sudan is a community supposed to choose good image of good community it is a diverse nation, and its different tribes are source of nation strength.

Therefore, if South Sudanese are not getting aware of sequences of routine rebellion and deception of accelerating conflicts online of tribal design of human shell as a proper protection and a way of searching strategic positions in government through blood of innocent people, the citizens will finished themselves basis of false preachers of hatred politics without proper causes of their death.  Politicians and generals defect every day and there is no an endless movement of these defectors out of government and back in the government, and there is no problem.

Politicians provokes tribes like hitting of rams horns, and the consequences are face by members of tribes alone not politicians. Generals and politicians defect and go to sit comfortable in exile and push innocent youths to fighting bitterly on their behave and later on they left youths in the forest and return back quickly in towns, while in towns, they get good positions for their luxuries.  You can see free movement of politicians as a free set up of innocent criminal of untouched or uncatched thief?

In fact South Sudan is a big nation than its population, and it had a large area where human footstep never touched the ground since the creation of man. We have a wide space to live distantly and if we try to divide it among ourselves for instance, each and every individual will go away with piece of land without complaint. I mean we can make public farms, and individual farms, and South Sudan can fit to feed us and rest of the world but it can happen when there is permanent peace for sustainable development.

Therefore, let us boldly isolate politicians who misinformed us, mislead us, misguided us, mistreat us, misdirect us, misused us, mismanaged us, misruled us, and let us try to refrain from their self- centre-interest of pursuing  golden opportunities of being important than us citizens. We are more important than them because we are collective resources of our nation.

The author is a co-founder of South Sudan Mental Health care Organization, (SSMHCO). He holds Bachelor degree in Social Work and Social Administration from SSCUST, Bachelor of Theology from CLT, Bungoma, Kenya/Kalispell, USA, and a fellow researcher. He can be reach at

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