South Sudanese Tremulous Trip to the Twin City of Peace and Prosperity

Posted: June 21, 2018 by Awuol Gabriel Arok in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan


Thursday 21, June 2018 PW — South Sudanese convoy made up of the civil population, leaders and armed forces to the twin city of peace and prosperity had been a doughy mission due to unnecessary dismount and alighting by the political actors, throaty commanding voices, and directives from the multiple remote hubs.

It had been a great drama of unconsciousness as the leaders vigorously gave orders to the buses’ drivers to gear off in order to put on board their behind the schedule friends and relatives who were caught unsuspecting when the convoy left.

This egotistical conduct set off the unrestrained commotion and disagreement on the leadership bus hence sending panic of possible delay or postponement of the entire journey; the second civil bus and the third armed forces bus keep on stopping as fierce commanding voices and immense bangs were heard from the leadership bus, that furious quarreling demanded a comprehensive resolution before the next journey recommencement.

The leadership bus has been a great disappointment during the entire drive, most of the noticeable political actors have been attending to most of the bushes calls with ghastly objectives that elongated before they could proudly return to the waiting convoy and without giving a wink of concern to the groaning voices of the dying children and women from the civil bus.

The journey was so wearisome because of many stoppages and disagreements; as soon as one of the leaders returned to the convoy from the negative call of nature another one alight and dash into the bush, a number of them took as few minutes as they can, whereas some lengthened their activities to the scope of threatening the existence of wild animals in the jungle.

The driver of the civil bus was worried and concerned by the continuous vomiting from the women and children and badly infuriated by slapdash urination by youths who were angered by the empty delay after holding their bladders for quite long.

Men who have taken some gulps of alcohol without considering its journeyed consequences also joined the queue for urination; the inequitable number of nurses to attend to the laboring women and dying children made the conditions intensive and unbearable.

As children yelled for water rowdy youths rushed into the bush to pick some wild fruits; surprisingly some of them went to the bush and did not returned as the schedule required, most of them came back after hearing thundering roars of the jungle lions and on their own biblical calendar without considering how delayed it will be for the little children to reach the water points; the aged died silently on their seats and awkwardly some were knocked hard by the drunken youths.

The passengers on the armed forces bus were absolutely puzzled and where put into attention as the hostile youths ran into the bush; most of the youth went and provided protection to the bush explorers, in the process of gratifying their picket vocations, hunger and thirst walloped them solidly until majority of them crooked into prowling and human butchery.

Such supercilious activities did not go on well with some of the armed forces and indeed armed forces who were disconcerted by the unmannered behaviors of the youth went into the bush and began chasing them to the waiting convoy, some passengers from the security bus contacted the passengers of the other two buses and asked them what their businesses are and how are people going to proceed with the journey if everyone is only interested in pessimism and deeply self-opinionated.

In the process of reassuring and soothing the state of affairs by some leaders, their voices were engrossed by the angry voices of passengers from the civil bus, therefore, a camping night was declared by the convoy team leader in order to sort out some directorial concerns and those who have kinds of stuff to cook were relieved from the piercing pangs of hunger.

Passengers from the armed forces bus provided protection ring around the camp; it was horrific and dreadful night as the number of youths sneaked out of the camp and irreversibly other tiptoed into the camping site. Early in the morning, the convoy team leader sent a welcoming message across the entire jungle using a beam audio microphone telling them the continuation of the journey to the (PP City).

After tactical hooting by the drivers who alerted the bush trespassers about the continuance of the journey, Those who responded to the calling voice of the convoy leader came and surprisingly after two hours of waiting before the next journey began a disorderly group of youth appear from the bush in various tattered uniforms and humorously majority of them were drunk as they waved their various small demanding cards.

After the passengers settled on their seats among the three buses, new arrangements were made as follows: There should be no more stoppages on the road in response to the call of nature, all the nurses have to be divided among the three buses, paper bags and containers available have to be used for vomiting and urination, hunters and hackers found along the roads were not to be picked as usual, road advisory was given to the convoy leader and road engineers.

Passengers on the armed forces bus were given concrete advice on how to coordinate and communicate with the other passengers in case of an emergency attack, the little available water and services were divided equally and mostly given to the needy, all those who returned from the bushes were to be disarmed and later given their guns after justifying at the grievances and Peace court, It was agreed that all the guns will be kept at miles away from PP City at a place call liberation Township’’

After the new guidelines were communicated to the passengers, the convoy leader blew the whistle for commencement of the journey after it was confirmed that the vacant seats were for those who have been eaten up by the wild animals while in the bush and probably some seats were for those who have been hit during the hide and seek insurgencies in the bush.

The convoy was flagged on by the team Leader and barely after two hours drive, the beautiful twin city of Peace and Prosperity (PP City) was seen on the horizon, everyone was excited to the extent of alighting from the buses but before crossing the Freedom Bridge there was a Salaam Court that interrogated individuals found on the blacklist of interest before they joined their fellow citizens at the swearing-in ceremony of Peace, Love, and Unity.

Accompanied by brethren hugs, joyous crying, and ululations, song of  One people, One Nation dominated the scene….those who passed the test of Peace oath at the freedom bridge were given copies of National Anthem booklet and the whole mass match into the city singing beautiful national song of

Ooh! God, we praise and glorify you for your grace on South Sudan. Land of great abundance upholds us united in peace and harmony……

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 the 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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