Minority Fools and Political Illiterates Partition Jonglei State into Two

Posted: October 17, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Junior William Deng, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Jonglei partitions into two states

October 17, 2017 (SSB) — Men with little political education are very dangerous, they are always responsible for the division, death of people, lack of development, and poor economy; they thrive through chaos and tantrums. Today Jonglei is divided in order to increase chances of ruling by expanding administrative structures.

This was the unprecedented wrong decision taken by minority fools and political illiterates in the so-called “Jonglei State Legislative Assembly.”

This is not the time and the need for two states is not warranted. I think in the future when peace and stability are attained in South Sudan, our people would be engaged through the referendum in order to take a well-informed decision.

This would be the best method because it provides participatory democracy where people of Jonglei would exercise their democratic rights in determining whether a division of the State enhances peace, cohesion, economic development, and security or impedes the same.

Today, our people are under immense despotic pressure in the country. Our young men are targeted and killed in Juba by State vigilantes called the “unknown gunmen” but our leaders working with Juba regime have failed to get to the bottom of what killed the young educated generation of Jonglei State.

Instead, their colleagues are busy partitioning the State for positions. Cobra faction a State militia responsible for ethnic cleansing in Jonglei State is at large and its threats are dangerous for the community yet our leaders are dinning with them in Juba.

It is a tragedy we all need to face and reject for prosperity. We can’t divide people who have the considerable handful of land and political enemies, we need to build them, we need to provide cohesion, a cushion for defense. No to a division of our motherland.


The author, Junior William Deng, studied Master of Arts in Security & Strategic Studies at Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda and is currently a Ph.D. student of Political Science at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania. You can reach him via his email: dengthiy2004@gmail.com

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  1. David says:

    Now its looks like we’re going to go back to square one original 10 states because this kind of division is not stopping, if I were a president I would change everything back to 10 states, this would minimize this kind of demanding for more division.


  2. Malith Alier says:

    It’s in bad times, taste and is unacceptable to majority of people of Jonglei. An idle mind is a devil’s workshop” and that is where the assembly falls.


  3. Peter Athiu says:

    I don’t know why our people in Jonglie Legislative Assembly are in hurry, while the whole country is at stake.


  4. Daniel Yuot Ajang says:

    Mr Junior William, it is very good to offer your view point, but at the same time it’s not your right or it doesn’t sound good for educated person like you to insult some people in public media. It’s enough to just justify your arguments about why you dislike the re-division of OUR STATE INTO TWO STATES and many people will surely appreciated it. Also, the Jonglei Law-Makers who approved the re-division of Jonglei into two States, may have their reasons or arguments. So, I see that it may be your right to ask them respectfully about why they did that and you may get answers.
    Thank you,
    Daniel Yuot Ajang.


  5. Daniel Yuot Ajang says:

    Sorry Mr Junior Willian Deng, I forgot something important to tell you: Your reasoning about why you don’t agree with Jonglei Law-Makers in dividing the State into two are: (1) there is no peace at the moment,so, people are suppose to wait till the peace comes; Then make a referendum in order to take a well-informed decision.
    Let me tell you this; Is South Sudan now divided into how many states? Answer: Into 32 States. So, were the re-divisions for all those states made while the country was peaceful? Also, were they done through referendum? If not, then why your conditions would work for Jonglei only? In conclusion, I think your saying of “Minority Fools and Political Illiterates” goes to the top of the government of South Sudan, who came up with the re-division of the country into 32 states without conducting a democratic Referendum at the first place.
    Thank you.


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