The Importance of Peace and Political Stability in South Sudan (Part 9)

Posted: April 2, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in David Matiop Gai, Junub Sudan

By David Matiop Gai, Juba South Sudan

Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk

Gen Kuol Manyang Juuk

 

April 2, 2018 (SSB) — What does peace means to us as a nation and what is the peace goal for the people of the young nation? As I wrote series of peace trucks on Twiinap website: The voice of sixty-four tribes, (64 tribes), the goal of my peace campaigning is to promote a peaceful and inclusive society in the Republic of South Sudan for social development.

There is no peace without sustainable development and no sustainable development without peace, meanwhile, peace and sustainable development are strong key factors for poverty eradication and other social problems. Peace is the right medicine for common diseases that will heal us from chronic diseases of tribes divisions and madness.

Our policy as the nation is to restore peace and public security in order to maintain peace and security for every South Sudanese and regain our dignity and sovereignty. Nevertheless, instabilities, discouragements, and war hazards are overcoming us daily, our goal and agreements are to promote peaceful and inclusive South Sudanese societies at all peace institutional levels.

Tell me the truth about what we should do and not to do. What is the benefit of war if we don’t like peace? But because peace is a great asset for all, I have mentioned many issues in favour for us if we live in peace as one people with one great idea of nationalism. Somebody might be thinking that let show my talent in war than peace, and later on he/she may end up in searching for peace and the conclusion will be always let live in peace.

There is no better idea than the idea of peace and togetherness. The role of undermining peace in the country in social and political contexts are heavy handed on our necks, a trap that is keeping people locked themselves in a fearful big and dark hole. With peace and in the time of peace, we move forward, we can move forward again the way we celebrated young independent state in Africa on 9th July 2011

Promoting communities for peace and development, and how can South Sudanese make lasting changes from the war zones, (2013- to date) and in a significantly policies, programmes, and contributions to absolute change in Sustainable economic and social development is a great challenge that may put us together and get the right choice which is non-other than peace.

Some nations are keen enough at their expertise levels where South Sudan never reached to stand for. But to reach and by implementing programmes on peace, and development, NGOs, government and other stakeholders in development can take part in human rights protection, food security, access to education, good governance, rule of law, freedom of expression or speech, and socio-economic growth.

Communities are centres for peace and development, but if we turn them redundant, Anti-peace and troublemakers can use communities’ centres oppositely. In the past, communities and their members come together to take collective action and find the common solution to their problems while the current generation missed the way.

My quest for peaceful societies in South Sudan is to mitigate the unbearable miseries on what a shallow mind which is narrowing our nationalism towards tribal lines whereby the national identity of statehood is dying day and night. If I am given South Sudan alone without other tribes, what will I do for it? I still need others to occupying other parts of the country.

The consequences of war, conflict, poverty, poor health, lack of education and hunger are looming at peace problematic and at the peace dangers. From civil war to civil war, it is a painful journey of South Sudanese politics and development, and a theory of killing small population where my records will never favour my grandchildren in the country history. But at the political level; peace, conflict and development are issues of peace problematic agenda which need the solution.

The national and international political frameworks in which South Sudan is now operating does not permit details for peaceful discussion of all forms or mechanisms for peaceful resolution of conflict because interests are among high beyond national interest.   In my own understanding about peace, the political peace is measured by the well-being of individuals and the community they belong.

The theoretical perspectives for defining and understanding conflict among the communities in the youngest African nation are issues related to social structural and political economy imbalances. From the school of thoughts, there are four different conceptions and perceptions which include:

Communal policies to politicizing groups of ethnicity, religious, or other cultural identities for human needs which lack physical security and social insurances. Two, the state and governance where the role is to protect and satisfy basic needs of citizens interrupted by war and conflict

Three, bilateral tied or international linkages whereas our national economy depends on the international economic systems and expert with strong political and military relationships with superpower nations  Without peace, we are at risks, sanctions in different forms amount on South Sudan and citizens are suffering. Four, political economy is a civil war against itself because it is a threat to peace and public security.

The author is a co-founder of South Sudan Mental Healthcare Organization, (SSMHCO). He holds Bachelor degree in Social Work and Social Administration from SSCUST, Bachelor of Theology from CLT, Bungoma, Kenya/Kalispell, USA, and a fellow researcher. He can be reached at david.matiopgai@gmail.com

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