Consequences of negative demand in the ongoing HLRF

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

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

March 5, 2018 (SSB) — While the parties hit their final preparations and consultation meetings before they return to Addis Ababa for third phase of HLRF talk, cautions and ego smartness must be separated.

Some campaigns have been going on such as “South Sudan is watching”, “We South Sudan women are watching”, initiative of that kind must be appreciated and supported by all, but as people watch they should also talk and counter attack any negative suggestion that will uproot the dignity and prosperity of this nation, because the nation is our and the chairs belong to individuals.

Parties should not demand what is beyond their reaching hand; the issues of President should be left to the electorates and not to be on the table of discussion, any President worldwide can be removed through constitutional processes such as Impeachment, Peaceful protest calling for his/her resignation and election.

The proposal of Four Vice Presidents must be given a watchful attention, where is the wealth to accommodate 4 Vice Presidents, their staff, families, relatives, communities and political hammers as is the case today in our environment, we better feed the street children and the dying poor if we have such huge resources that can wastefully goes to numerous Presidential fleets, care, accommodations and privileges.

Another highest fear and worry is the issue of leadership percentage, it is another misplaced dream, why so caring about leadership ratios when those to be led are suffering and dying?, who exactly know the percentage of South Sudanese killed during the conflict, who will be responsible for the dead percentage?

One day a tortoise had a wishful dream, ‘‘If only I could fly’’, sighed the tortoise, looking up at the birds wheeling and gliding above him. “What a different animal I would be, it is just a question of getting off the ground; if I could only get high enough I could fly as well as a bird.”

He began to practice little leaps, waving his two front feet in the air, and stretching his back as far as it could go. He even jumped off a small rock to test his skill, but each time he landed rather heavily on his stomach.

“If only I could get up really high, where the wind would catch me” he grumbled.

One day when he was watching the birds as usual a great eagle landed on a low branch beside him, and began to stretch himself. The tortoise watched him enviously, then he had an idea, “Will you teach me to fly, eagle”.

Teach you to fly? Why, that is impossible!” laughed the eagle, you have no wings, you would better stay on the ground tortoise where you belong”.

The tortoise did not give up, he pleaded and begged offering the eagle all kinds of rewards until the eagle at last agreed reluctantly to help him.

“All you have to do is to take me up into the air, and then I will be carried along by the wind like you are”. Said the tortoise confidentially, as the eagle grasped him in his talons

Higher and higher the eagle rose until the trees and houses looked like toys and dots below him.

“Now!” cried the tortoise, excitedly “let me go, and tell me what to do with my legs”.

The eagle opened his talons, but before he had time to give a word of advice the tortoise had already fallen straight on to the hard rocks on the ground.

South Sudanese whether from the opposition’s parties, civil societies, faith based groups and government must be careful during the second round of HLRF talk in Addis Ababa.

God Bless South Sudan

Awuol Gabriel Arok, a Writer and a Poet, has a Bachelor Degree in Social and Developmental Studies from the University of Juba, South Sudan, he is the author of unpublished book ‘‘The Wisdom Horn’’ and an Initiator of ‘‘Your Tribe is My Tribe’’ and ‘‘Giving Heart Foundation’’ initiatives. He can be reached via his email Address:

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