For your information, President Kiir is not going anywhere any time soon

Posted: May 9, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Pal Chol Nyan

By Pal Chol Nyan, Juba, South Sudan 

salva kiir and taban deng

A jovial President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO Chief Negotiator Taban Deng

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (PW) — It must be made unequivocally clear that President is a man of peace. He is staying and will continue to do. The detractors have to get this point clear. If we need peace, it will come from him and based on his decisions.

Let me hope the next round of talks shall not be about positions; but to discuss how to go about ceasing all forms of hostilities and addressing the root causes of the conflict; and eventually bring peace.

The country is but left in a pool of debts by the former comrades. That has now brought this worst economic situation. They didn’t deliver on their promises to serve when they took oath of office before you. Their tenure has all the way been chaotic. South Sudan is not them and neither are they. 

I call on the President to keep an eagle’s eye on these ones near him who are lying that they support him. Mr. President, keep watch over them. They are for your downfall. It is them who confront you with the region and the international community.

In the next government Mr President, once peace is signed, leave them out. Form a lean technocratic government of National Unity consisting of new faces.

When you dissolved the government in 2013 after they succeeded in breaking up that cordial relationship with your former VP, you gave them a hundred days plan to give you the feedback of what they would achieve.

Did they come?  Big No!  Even these strong warnings from the States and Europeans which I call political rhetoric to scare us may be them working behind the scenes.

From the outlook, the whole scenario is bordered on wealth creation and power. South Sudan needs real development not patchy work like what is now happening. Mr President, I am grateful to you for your wise decision to call your brother Dr Riek home.

It is the best and wisest ever high profile decision taken by a brave leader. It may not work well with your friendly enemies looking over J1 but it is a decision you took. Some of them partook immensely in the crisis. They are not angels in these confusions.

They are drying up government coffers while the army and the civil servants are hungry. That is what they want to see happening so that you are portray bad.

Mr. President, the coming back of peace and economic stability lies in the decisions you take. One of which is the call to forgive Dr Riek and allow him to come back home. Those who came to you at night last time to say they can rectify the situation proved worthless.

Their true colors can now be clearly seen in the simmering conspiracies they are hatching and for which they are caught with their pants down. They are ungrateful despite the preferential treatment you have given them.

My reading of the situation is that your call for peace has angered them. You have a forgiving heart, it is not a flattery, as stated by my senior colleague Michael Koma.

I sincerely plead with your Excellency to extend it to all, prominent of whom are John Agau and James Gatdet. They are your children. They have erred, no doubt but a forgiving father like you would always see that he forgives his unruly kids.

You have pardoned many who have wronged you and the State including harmful political dissidents; they are now enjoying senior government positions. The duo are not exceptions Mr President.

As I conclude, I would like to tell the ranting outsiders to mind their own business and leave us alone. We know our own affairs.

The author, Pal Chol Nyan, is a Graduate from the College of Radiological Medical Sciences from Sudan University of Sciences and Technology. He also holds a Diploma in Teaching Methodology and a Diploma in General Medical Sciences. He was a red army soldier, a former Primary school teacher, currently serving as a General Medical Practitioner in Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. He is a columnist with local newspapers in Juba/South Sudan and contributes in many websites about social, security and economic. You can reach him via his email:

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