Open letter to Hon. Bor Wutchok Bor, Governor of Eastern Lakes State

Posted: March 28, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Letters, Makur Nhial Makeny, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Makur Nhial Makeny, Eldoret, Kenya 

Kiir and Garang, liberation day

Dr. John Garang and Commander Salva Kiir Mayaardit, during the liberation era

March 28, 2017 (SSB) — Dear Sir, many greetings to you and your leadership. Before I come to the core principle of this letter, allow me to congratulate Gen. Rin Tueny Mabor the pioneer Governor of Eastern Lakes State for the milestone achievement during his tenure in the office.

In the modern world, leadership is evaluated in many ways and I fiercely challenge the mindset and the notion of the one way opposition. There is a need to weigh in two arms the achievements versus failures of any leadership and those can be reached by asking oneself these questions; what are you supposed to do as a leader? What did you achieve during your time in office?

From the above questions and if answered properly, we can deduce that a leadership has succeeded or failed. Fact checks are far more existing to explain your leadership and I picked security as the top precedence in the tenure of Gen. Rin Tueny.

There is nothing more to embrace than a leader who ensures his/her people are guaranteed safety wherever they live. With good security, a farmer can till his land and make a living from his produce, a herder takes his cattle to the pastoral land, a businessman raises income by exploring many places hence creating business and market opportunities. I have no word but to say congratulations to our ex governor.

As our prominent musician Mr. Panchol Deng Ajang mentioned in his song that Galam ku nang piou ku bany kak ku tou kee ke raan ka mach Akutnhom. To non-Dinka speaking section, the above can simply be translated in a layman language that “anyone will always lead if he possesses the three; complaisance, education and leadership skills”.

With the above explanation, I am moved to say Hon. Bor Wutchok Bor is a gifted leader of high caliber. He is a man of many capabilities, from a seasoned militant to a trained law practitioner and of course to an able politician now the state governor.

His name had never featured among groups of goons who committed graved atrocities. He is a rare of a kind and trustable leader who can take the peace loving populace of Yirol to the next level, both, in civil cohesion and development.

It is equivocally imperative that one man can’t drive the state to paradise without support from the people he leads, that is a common knowledge. In this sense, the question that remains to be answered is, how does a leader wins people’s confidence?

Of course, he does not need to force his subjects to support him, instead he does good things that will then attract them to come closer to him. Application of the tactics of influence that is to say.

He does not need to employ security personnel, relatives or internet warriors to fight on his behalf because it is from the critiques that a government mirrors her weaknesses. Leadership is like seasonal flood, it comes and goes and those who are not myopic in character mind their steps not to press others.

A leader does not also need to be self-seeking but humble and a public servant. As a lawyer, the best way to control humans is through laws that are made by the people themselves. Every Country has panel code where crimes are investigated and punishments assigned as per the law, therefore an executive leader presides over and executes those laws accordingly without fear or favor.

My position and perhaps a position of many youth 

On my own behalf, I would like to solicit your good office to comprehend the importance of young energetic youth in taking part in your leadership. Youth are important. They can add value to the nation or state building.

In most countries of the world, youth are frequently termed “the future” but in return, they also see their future bleak because they are not involved in the decision making by the governments.

Youth are synergistically effective in many ways and at times if the Government lack concrete laid down programs that benefit them, they can become a negative force. In truth, they become enemies to the government and themselves for example, the case of South Sudan.

A good example is what happened in Yirol in the past where rampant killing and cattle raiding were the order of the day and the main perpetrators of such drawbacks were the youth themselves.

We can grade that as government failure because we were not party to the policy making of the time and that espoused disaster to the communities of great Yirol and the worse is the uneducated youths in the cattle camps who need to be trained on the importance of grooming peace among themselves.

They need to be taught importance of being self-reliant through many economic avenues such as agriculture and so forth. But who should do all those mentioned factors, the answer is simple, use a thief to catch a thief would be a great match and so other youth can create the missing link and bring their counterparts aboard.

As per the above phrase, we need youths who are well conversant and have vast knowledge in youth lives both in urban centers, rural and cattle camps. On my own observation, below youths are eligible enough to represent us in your leadership and I am quite sure they are competent and can with unmeasured success execute their duties effectively.

Dr. Emmanuel Sunday De. John Along for either Secretary General of the state government or Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports.

Apart from being a medical Doctor, his special gifts of versatility and commitment can make him be utilised as one of the important cogs in the wheels of your government. He can transact government businesses without creating absurdity since he is never tribal, sectional or confused.

His steadfast character and hard work are the envy of the neighboring states. His experience in the field of media qualifies him for deliverance of State information too on equal measure. They say information is a resource and a part and parcel of human rights and with Dr. Sunday’s proven competence in the media sector, we will be adequately served with information if he is given a chance. He had never been a quack and all the mess that happened in the past will be cleared and corrected hence, we will be proud if he gets that ticket possibly as an alternative.

In his personal lifestyle, he has proven beyond reasonable doubt to be a gentleman who loves his people, flexible and energetic and therefore, I recommend him to serve in either the Secretariat General or Ministry of Information, Youth Culture and sports, in either of the cases as the lead figure.

Mr. Makur Malak for Ministry of finance – Eastern Lakes State.

Makur is a holder of MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the University of Nairobi and hence is capable of holding the finance docket and perhaps the alternative could be Commissionership. He has a character of a leader, agile, workaholic and cool man who is always focused in his duties. If you want to inject new blood into your system, then do not treat my open letter with little consideration. I think Makur Malak cannot temper with state resources. He has been tested in other capacities and he successfully featured higher.

With the above remarks I wish you success in your leadership and God be with you.

Daniel Makur Nhial is an undergraduate (4th year) student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in University of Eldoret Kenya. You can reach the author via his email: Machiek Nhial <>

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