Booming or not, do not aggress us please

Posted: March 5, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan

March 5, 2018 (SSB) — The President is under siege by his own inner circles. They are taking him for a longer ride. They work hard to display him to the world negatively.The recent statement by one of his Ministers is very disappointing and must be treated with the contempt it deserves. The very man whose own economy is  booming seems to have forgotten that  there are kids scavenging over left-overs ,people concentrated in UN camps, mothers embracing kids begging and so on and so forth. Is that how a country with an economic boom looks like?

I believe His Excellency the President is not in the know about what has been said. It goes without saying that the President has,on different occasions, made it public that there is economic crisis and is working around the clock to strike a deal with the Opposition for peace to come. what begs the question is that,if the Head of State admits that there is economic collapse ,what is it that one of his ministers countered him by saying the economy is booming?

I thought the Minister was going to tell us about the environmental hazards in the oil producing areas. How to combat it. There are cases of deformities seen in babies and reported by the local authorities there and it is a public health concern. It shouldn’t also be a one man show to address it. The Ministries of Health and Environment need to be consulted and involved. It is causing biological hazards.

The inflammatory statement by somebody who has guaranteed his food security for as long as he lives on earth is an insult to those who sleep with empty stomachs literally sleeping with our hands. The government employees go for months without salaries and parents cannot pay school fees. Where is his booming economy if I can ask ?

I don’t want to talk about the expansion of the government or that people are incited to go to refugees camps. It is just about preaching to the converted. It is time to work collectively to bring peace to the country.  Your happiness is yours.

He or she who says that the economy is booming is celebrating the sufferings of the masses of South Sudan who cannot even afford a meal. There is nothing booming; what is booming are bombs outbursts and wave of rebellions.

Stop discussing or defending positions. Bring peace now and the economy will be boomed in the real sense of the word.

The author is reachable @palcholnyan2016

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