Archive for March 3, 2018

MY VOICE!! The Booming Economy!

Posted: March 3, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Guarken Chiman, Juba, South Sudan

MY VOICE!!

The Booming Economy!

The economy of my nation is moaning, it’s not booming

My nation is oozing, it’s not booming,

My nation is looted, it’s not booming.

Booming or improving the economy!

It’s better to buy gums instead of guns,

It’s better to buy bull instead of bullets (arm embargo)

It’s now better to buy a donkey instead of a diesel (fuel crisis),

It’s better to buy huts instead of hats,

It’s better to buy geese instead cheese.

Booming or improving? It’s Oozing, moaning and looted

What will be Booming?

Buying siko (locally made) instead of buying sugar (Dollar Crisis),

Buying salt instead of salata (imported from Uganda)

Buying flour instead of plot ( Land ta nina nyakamu )

Buying ice-cream instead of eye-cream (health crisis)

Buying spoon instead of stool,

Buying Soap instead of Saup,

Buying plates instead of plating,

To buy Sorghum instead of Sausage,

To by tea leaf instead of T-shirt,

Buying Soda instead of Soya-bean

Buying lotions instead of lodging (HIV& Hepatitis virus).

Is it Booming or Improving?

i am a south Sudanese, living in Sudan. A graduate of Bahri university with MBBS in Medicine and Surgery

Dead silence after officials summons by the parliament

Posted: March 3, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

March 2018 (SSB) — A week ago South Sudan Parliamentarians waved yellow stick at the suffering people of South Sudan by summoning a number of government officials to explain many circumstances surrounding the suffering of South Sudanese, with its grand powers and as an arm of the government that represent the electorates, makes laws and oversee the government via hearings and inquiries the move crammed many veins with hope and will of action

As many wondered on how effective the calling will be due to numerous and previous calls that were ignored and are still on the question holder with no clear yielding, follow up and implementation.

Another section of the public thought everything was going to be fine because of smoky warning given by Hon. Speaker such as withdrawal of License during the deliberations that led to summon involving 5 Ministers and a Governor to explain why they have not been able to control the massive pollution caused by oil exploration in the oil-producing areas of paloich and Melut which had been affecting people around with some cases of babies being born dead or deformed.

According to the committee that was sent by TLA to Northern Upper Nile State 36 containers and boxes of expired chemicals were not properly dumped by the Dar Petroleum Operating Company in the area of Adar County and another 42 containers of expired toxic drugs were found in the warehouse.

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By Kurthii Manyuat, Beijing, China

March 3, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudan is in both political quagmire and economic downturns, for five years The situation is like a thorn in the eye of citizens. In search for peace, the revitalization of 2015 agreement surprisingly broke down last month in guise of taking a break  According to mediators.

However, through those who attended the talks, it was like chewing grains mixed with sands. There were a lot of difficulties and barriers among the parties in many areas on table according to minster of information Molana Michael Makuei Lueth. it’s hard to predict the outcomes of the future settings.

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By Deng Akok Muoradid, Juba, South Sudan

March 3, 2018 (SSB) — South Sudan is a hopeless country where the corruption exists in all the sectors. The only worse thing is that the corruption is being practiced at the educational sector, the only sector that is expected to bring changes. The citizens are no longer expecting any elimination of corruption since it exists in the educational sectors. The corruption is being practiced in many different ways and the visible form of it at the education sector is the award of scholarship to the relatives, sons and daughters of the senior public officials or the officials in charge of the scholarship schemes.

It has been happening many times in which the selection of the candidates to the various scholarship is based on the recommendation from the senior officials rather than the merit or the academic documents. The consequence of awarding scholarship to the relatives has already been felt since it has spoiled the name of our country. For example some dull students who were sent to Egypt and South Africa for scholarships were later sent back to South Sudan due to their failure to perform well as expected by the host countries.

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If not my house then whose? The case of ongoing demolition in Bor Town

Posted: March 3, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

If not my house then whose? The case of ongoing demolition in Bor Town

Makwei Achol Thiong, China

March 3, 2018 (SSB) — I heard that demolition has extended to my compound in Bor. Three houses are gone except kitchen. My family is camping in the open. But what do we need of emerging cities like Bor?

The urbanization phenomenon gives us the belief that we must shift from traditional village settlement characterized by slumization to modern cities. Modern cities are collections of people and innovations, organize and manage by government institutions and assisted by private associations to enhance businesses and bring about more economic and social progress.

Inasmuch as cities are meant to improve people’s livelihoods, they also tend to be hotspots of crime and inequality. To put it in the words of Robert Adam “the modern city is the wilderness, the urban jungle”. Cities are places of divergence. The challenge is how to enhance sound urban civilization in the midst of all these retorts.

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