Political Compromise Is Not a Cowardice but the Path to Peace & Economic Prosperity

Posted: April 23, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Economy, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

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By Ajang Alaak Atem Bor, South Sudan

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April 23, 2017 (SSB) — This contrast must not be undersold, for it is plausible to think that having a heart to cooperate as citizens of South Sudan makes our nation better off. Appropriately, we, ourselves as the citizens together with our leaders should take upper lead in finding the middle ground for the future of our beloved young nation, South Sudan.

For we have the capacity to do what we want to resuscitate the life of our vanishing-nation. It’s out role as the countrymen and the countrywomen of South Sudan; we are the key stakeholders to stop the inflaming variance situations in south Sudan. It all requires thorough understanding of great damage and carefully engage ourselves in bringing forth the lasting peace for the common advantage of all citizens.

What a shame! To see ourselves divided by a little thing called tribalism; the continuing death at every edge of our country should be stopped by giving chance to peace. We should avoid all the bad vices that threaten peaceful coexistence as great citizens of this country. We have to demonstrate real sense of love and an unceasing unity to nurture development in our beloved South Sudan. We’ve pierced this country to an instant unconsciousness. It’s only when we accept our faults and recollects it back to normalcy. Imagine South Sudan without tribalism, hatred and bad political influence. Imagine South Sudan without corruption; segregation and abhorrence!

Change can happen if we have a strong compromise spirit in us, and avoid all other factors that wreck peace. Avoidance of vengeance must be adopted to have better future for next generations… as revenge, hatred and despotism never pay. One facet of this advice that deserves emphasizing is the importance it places on the influence of others in term of harmonizing togetherness.

The actuality about compromise is that it can restore back unforgotten exceptional relations of the citizens of south Sudan in which I understand it already contributed to independence of our nation. As people of new nations, we should not disregard active engagement in conflict prevention methodologies in which compromise should play vital and central role in determining the future of our nation, south Sudan.

We never surpass to restore the damaged social coherence among ourselves as South Sudanese as we lack patriotism. This was initially brought about by the brutal political elites in our country as they have left their standing ground. They have traded off their political ambitions instead of gaining lustrous peace which may stem from taking the habit of nonviolence in South Sudan.

The fact is that we should forgive and forget; and never work in to exacerbate disintegrating factors among ourselves as great citizen of the Republic of South Sudan.

However, in my critical analysis, to compromise is something that should not be expected to come from nowhere but from the belligerents as in our nation. Both parties have to reach common point or to have consensus in bringing peace to help out our beloved Nation.

Last but not the least, we, the South Sudanese, our country is a Christian-dominated state, we have to be  abided by biblical teachings of forgiveness, love, mercy and kindness in which we should throughout  seek them from God. In one we should be a great citizen when we compromise every deteriorating condition factoring to destruction.

We all count in bringing peace to South Sudan!

Ajang Alaak Atem is an activist of gender equality in South Sudan. He holds bachelor degree in Accounting from Kampala University; diploma in Public Relations (Media Studies) from Institute of Management, Language and Sciences, Kenya, and Diploma in Accounting (Management science) from Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology, South Sudan. Ajang is a humanitarian worker based in South Sudan, since 2010. He can be reached via: atemkabir@gmail.com

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