Archive for June 11, 2019


By Dut Deng Kok, Juba, South Sudan

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (PW) — Dear Minister, I am honored that you have agreed to serve South Sudanese as Minister of Labour Public Service, & Human Resource Development. You made a commitment to invest in human Resource sector, strengthening the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. We want you to commit to provide more direct help to those who need it by giving less to those who do not. We committed to public investment as the best way to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. We committed to a responsible, transparent fiscal plan for challenging economic times.

Below is ten areas for improvement of public service: Classification and Occupational Group Structures; Training and Development; Compensation and Benefits ; Works Force Adaptiveness ; Management Category ; Administrative Policy and Common Service Agencies; Staff Relations ; Resource Management and Budget Controls ; Staffing ; Service to the Public 

One of the major goals is to alter the way that the public service delivered services to the public. If we are to tackle the real challenges we face as a country – from a struggling middle class to the threat of war South Sudan need to have faith in their government’s honesty and willingness to listen. I expect that our work will be informed by performance measurement, evidence, and feedback from South Sudanese.

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The Unhealthiest Practice among Greater Wunkuel Youth, Which May Mount to Political Crisis in Greater Wunkuel Youth Affairs

By Akuiz Ngong Yai-keragany Anei, Juba, South Sudan

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (PW) — “In politics, nothing happens by accident.  If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way”-Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S President, 1882-1945).Greater Wunkuel is a subsection of former Kuac South County in Gogrial State. It now falls under Kuac West County which is headquartered in Maluil-tït. It is further subdivided into six bomas of Wunkuel-dit, Wunkuel-thii, Warkou, Pantit, Malek-Kuei and Baai-Nhom (2013 data). The creation of these lower administrative units is not for division purpose. But it is for fair and adequate distribution of services and job opportunities among people.

What is happening here is a complete reverse of this obvious logic. This unjust practice has been in progress for ages now. I thought my fellow peers and Greater Wunkuel youth members would understand they are going astray. I thought they would apply what they have acquired from school over time to its real practice, but all in vain. It is indeed a humiliating, disgraceful and unfair act.

There is a certain cluster of people that I would call in this article as “Hok Kïk” (individualists) who act as “all youth decisions’ drivers”. The Hok Kïk group has been operational since existence of Greater Wunkuel and its bomas. It is a chronic malpractice that had never undergone diagnosis and remedy. The Hok Kïk group is a political unit made up of a bench of young gentlemen who entitle themselves as “high-level judges or judging masters”. What are they judging in the first place?

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By Malith Alier, Sydney, Australia

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 (PW) —  Get it right. This is not Jubba, Somalia, it’s Juba, South Sudan where Yasir Arman and lieutenants have reportedly been deported to. Deportation according to Wikipedia is defined as expulsion of a person or group of people from place or country. Notable reasons for deportation or expulsion include: serious crimes, illegal entry in to a country, overstaying visitors’ visa, and loss of legal status to remain in the country.

I have no idea which criteria the junta in Khartoum used to expel the long time Secretary General, now deputy chairman of the SPLM North. Yasir Arman, Ismail jalab and Mubarak Ardol calculatingly entered Khartoum days after ouster of long time president Bashir on April 11, 2019. The outsiders may not know the exact reasons that prompted the SPLM North under Malik Agar to take this dangerous path in the absence of peace accord.

Nobody at least in South Sudan is counting years of liberation any more. The SPLM North was originally part of the SPLM which was purported to be fighting for the united secular Sudan. The 2011 separation of the Sudan compelled those who geographically fall in the north to either continue the fight or adhere to the CPA terms and remain under the unjust system of the old Sudan. They chose the former. Therefore, the SPLM North has been fighting the government of Sudan for close to 29 years!

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