Wake Up, Wake Up, Those Patriots Who Birthed the Republic of South Sudan

Posted: November 17, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers, Wenne Madyt Dengs

By Wenne Madyt Dengs, Juba, South Sudan

November 17, 2017 (SSB) — We’re tired; we’re tired in this country, South Sudan. Every child is born and smells the irritating smoke of tribalism, every child is born and gets his father dead, and every child is born snatched away by cold hands of death from his parents.

Lack of health care centers increases the infant mortality rate every year. Young mothers cry every day as they mourn their dead newborns that die due to lack of health facilities; qualified health workers and insufficient drugs. Look at the beauty of Juba teaching hospital; numerous patients’ wards and ample spaces for outpatients.

But the worst part of it is that the busiest ward is its mortuary. Why? Who takes drugs donated by the humanitarian organizations? This needs an answer but because the Gods of South Sudan are still asleep let the looters fill their bellies with bloodstained benefits of our health facility.

Poverty knocks every door and picks a family member; child, old age or whole household’s members. I wonder really, have Gods of South Sudan forgotten us, South Sudanese?

The little ratio provided by the humanitarian organizations is ambushed and looted by either six-month unpaid government soldiers or sun scorched guerillas whose mission remains undefined due to lack of clarity. Who should be held accountable for the failure of food to reach the vulnerable populations who are in dire need of humanitarian aid?

Yesterday, it was Gathoth, today is Ayuel, and tomorrow it’ll be Lado; all killed by unknown gunmen. We’re killed and our death is never televised on our national broadcasting television or radios, why? Who kills us? It’s a known person that’s why no one bothers to investigate or care.

The judicial system is breached due to compromise of rule of law practiced by corrupt judges who seek bribes from wrongdoers/lawbreakers. A son of the military general, minister or MP commits the gross crime today and he is released tomorrow. Is this not IMPUNITY? Gods of South Sudan know why they’re still asleep at this hot time.

If it is not because Gods of South Sudan are sleeping how could citizens suffer from known disease and they fail to diagnose. Those who live in the upper house think that they’re in the haven where death has no access but I tell them that every beginning has its ending… one day is waiting.

A country where all is militarized is my country, South Sudan. It‘s characterized by humiliation, disrespect of citizens and foreigners. Fear continues to grow daily within, and all her boundaries. In the national headquarters, Juba; citizens are coerced and constantly threatened to behave vulnerably and more, unfortunately, to lose hope in the ruling body which is vicious, unjust and dominated by greedy wealthy leaders who are fraudulent and corrupted by absolute greed for power coupled with wicked brain-tendencies.

But are we coerced even what created the Republic of South Sudan? National security threatens our safety; their cars move carelessly on the public roads and they keep on yapping to demonstrate their ill intentions. I wonder it’s only in the republic of South Sudan where military vehicle is given away by an ambulance. It’s too satanic!

It is quite miserable to live in South Sudan; the poor and minority are oppressed by those in power. We’re alienated from our own mother while our Gods are still asleep. Political scientists and other relevant academicians who’re in position to diagnose South Sudan’s malady are threatened and promised to be killed if they don’t stop doing their work or leap into exile. Instigations and conspiracies are what the government of South Sudan relies on; more dangerously embraces them to maintain the state of anarchy.

Ignorant and gluttony wealth for few who are incompetent and have the lust for materialistic pleasure are what elements who have access to the upper house build their dreams on. Our country was turned into battlefield purposely to be looted; tribes are incited and promised false prophecies which never materialized. But be very aware that one day God will take the iron rod and whip all of you.

We, the citizens possess inferiority as an instrument to dodge harassment, death and all bad deeds inflicted on us by the national security services every day. Is this really a country? I wonder what created the Republic of South Sudan and left it in this mess.

With mixed roles of the organized forces, South Sudan people’s defense force, national security, and the paramilitary bring all into conclusion that the republic of South Sudan is in full control of a tyrant. National security services have taken up the role of traffic police, the tiger battalion (republican guards) has up the role of normal police and the drunkards-filled SSPDF remains staggering; looting the civilians and planting roadblocks in every corner of the country.

What a curse! A country endowed with sorted minerals turns everything into the black market system; fuel, nationality, presidency, and even distribution of states, counties, payams, and Bomas is just on the black market system. I think what created South Sudan is still asleep but I here command it to wake up.

The author, Wenne Madyt Dengs, is an aspiring South Sudanese poet and writer; he can be reached via: wennemdyt63@gmail.com

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