Will the reunification of the SPLM creates peaceful coexistence in South Sudan?

Posted: December 12, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Columnists, Commentary, Contributing Writers, Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan

pagan and wani

VP James Wani Igga greeting Pagan Amum in New York

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (PW) — The reunification of SPLM party’s members is the only fundamental solution to solving the country’s differences and it will open up government data to citizens, public institutions will become more transparent and accountable to the people of south Sudan. As stipulated in Article 4.1.1 in Revitalized agreement on the conflict resolutions stated that; political leaders and stakeholders shall ensure that the RTGoNU is transparent and accountable, with legal, institutional, policies and procedures fully functional for sustainable development.

By encouraging available and shareable data. The government of the people can help, and promote innovative citizens -centric services when the members of the party come together and should develop a code of ethics and integrity for public officials emphasizing the value of honesty and integrity to expand spirit the nationalism and promote respect for public property.

The unity provides the opportunities to involve innovators from inside and outside the country to create innovative way to tackle new and existing problems. This will be a potential way of increase public sector efficiency and effectiveness. The unity of the party will also highlights new opportunities emerging for public sector innovation and raising awareness on some of the main implications that need to be tackled to successfully attain the benefits of the citizens of South Sudan.

So this is the right time to renew our strategy to help our communities from continuous engagement over negative issues rather than peaceful, developmental and economic activities such sports, fishing, cultivation and rearing of cattle. The five years old conflict has resulted in deep and unparalleled divide South Sudanese societies, beyond what the country has ever witnessed before. The conflict has left communities that once lived side by side in peace, deeply severed, and in some instances, actively mobilized against each other.

Communities are divided emotionally by a break down in relationships, trust and communication; and physically by the walls of various displaced person camps. A population of the Greater Upper Nile has been mostly affected by the conflict which has victimized and caused an imaginable destruction to both human and material resources that deflated the main sources of this people livelihood and lead to huge exodus to foreign land such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and as far as Uganda where millions sorted refuge into those countries.

The fled of this population is influenced by poverty and weak management system that ensures the proper utility of the scarce resources at the community’s disposal. This leave the communities with no clear guidance and governance systems that enforces, as such make the population  turn to each other with impunity not realizing the dangers it creates on the lives of other fellow community members.

In the spirit of togetherness, ‘’peace will bless us once more with the happy giggling of children and the enchanting ululation of women who are excited in one reason or another. (Dr. John Garang de Mabior) Peace Quot’’ However, FVP. Gen. Taban Deng Gai restored the hope and peaceful coexistence for the people of south Sudan and this is a nationalistic heart we want from other leaders.

The 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement, which brought the first civil war in the South to an end, the Wunlit peace and reconciliation conference of 1999, which open the way for reconciliation of the two wings of the SPLA, the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ushered in the process leading to independence for South Sudan and lastly Revitalized Peace Agreement (RPA). The wunlit peace conference was based on people –to- people peace process and the importance of preparation. Despite the destructive effect of war on social relations.

The question is that why the warring parties have lack of implementation of the key elements of peace process? To table a process of national reconciliation and healing. The question is that, how do we live together as a nation? As South Sudanese people struggles to find an answer to the current internal conflict?

I want to appeal to the government of South Sudan and Youth of today particularly that our aim as Urban Youth is to advance understanding of the region and its diverse communities, connect local knowledge to social and political action and we want to increase south Sudanese’s value as perhaps the only remaining strategic asset in the country in which the government of South Sudan can truly rely; strengthening the societies partnership.

Now is the time to lay aside, once and for all, the unrealistic vision of rural youth who had been misinformed.

The author is a south Sudanese citizen; he can reach via this email; dutmanyang@gmail.com

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