Archive for August 17, 2019

By Majok Arol Dhieu—–The carted horse, South Sudan

Sabina Dario Lokolong, deputy minister for humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Nov 2011

Friday, August 16, 2019 (PW) — intelligent with your money isn’t only about investing and budgeting, but it’s also about getting to know your attitudes, beliefs and values around your money. The man who is careful with money can be called as” well disciplined”. 

Money itself, or it morally pursuit is not evil; neither is wealth, it’s a ruthless in pursuit of money that can lead anyone down a destructive path.  The story below might interest an avid reader and be informed that the understanding of this story falls between two stools – it’s too difficult for layperson but not detailed enough for an advanced academician.

We go: David was a government employee in the capacity of a tax inspector at the ministry of finance. As we all know that tax inspectors are tasked with ensuring that all government and organization staff and commercial companies pay correct amounts of taxes due within the prescribed deadlines. A tax inspector scrutinizes tax returns, carries out investigations on any naughty business, follows the said naughty business up with a visit to the offending taxpayer’s premises, and takes it all the way to court where necessary.


South Sudan: Change or no Change of the SPLM-IO Leadership

Posted: August 17, 2019 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By Gatkuoth Majiok Chol, Juba, South Sudan

Riek Machar Teny, the armed rebel leader

Friday, August 16, 2019 (PW) — South Sudan is one of the most beautiful and blessed nations on earth, not only with harmonious and peacefully co-existing tribes, but with massive resources and rich cultural heritage. Her beautiful social life character was a driving force that forms powerful links between tribes and makes them live in absolute peace with each other. But, since the war erupted in mid-December 2013, the new state became a place where the vultures gathered and country’ beauty was vandalized. The intensity of the fighting has severely weakened tribal links, relationship and destroyed both properties and infrastructures. The indiscriminate killing of innocent’ civilian continues to rise where the majority of the losses respectively occurred in the areas controlled by government forces.

The conflict had brought mind-boggling and dejection to the many citizens who see themselves sufferings and dying in the hand of their own government. They see President Kiir as impotent to improve the security or incompetent to end the six years old conflict. Our people have suffered enough, if the blood of the victims could be visible on the ground; I’m sure some part in South Sudan should have a red mark on the surface. If God could hear the cries of orphans and widows instantly, those individual people who committed atrocities and defiles our nation should be sweep away and wouldn’t be alive today. And if the starvation kills people like a disease, half of the South Sudanese population, should be dead by now.

To be frank, the recent raucous muddle discussions on social media about replacing or changing the leader of the Sudan People Liberation Movement In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) for not executed an efficient exertion to win the war is an inharmonious to the peace agreement. These insubstantial views and opinions have flared an ethical debate toward SPLM-IO leadership strategy on how to fight the war. Without hesitation, I decided to add my thoughts even though the bawling of the leadership change has an inefficient weight to wave the hearts of the majority of SPLM-IO supporters, but still, the circumspection is needed to void a possible peril within the Movement.


By Madit Them Arop, Juba, South Sudan

Friday, August 16, 2019 (PW) — Living on leftovers is more than hunger alleviation but then it’s way to escape immediate death due to lack of food. Still the dilemma is, is life on the streets attractive and by choice? What are the factors lead to it?It’s believed thatevery life has variety of immeasurable contributing factors, either in degrees or by nature. The street kids, for instance, might have had dissimilar backgrounds but with common truth. They are part of citizenry who are said to have never had a chance to enjoy dividends others have in life. The lone hunger epidemics affected them at premature age, and the delicate hope is understood to be what keeps them up to the next days, though evidence suggests that their lives is full of chronic and continuous problems required undivided attention. Also, their future is covered with gloomy choices believed to have darkened their lifetime page. Conversely, viewers with correctable minds felt an urgent action is required to address problems of abandoned street kids wandering in Juba City and around the country.

This contribution attempts to share mixed voices produced through interviews held with street kids and interpretation reached is based on information obtained and considered to have exposed reality.

Street Kids as Less Humans

Factors affecting street kids relates to neglectful reality in the hands of authority concerned. The state’s failure to provide proper plan to help put an overhaul on outraging growing of street children is disturbing truth. As situation coerced, the vulnerable children aligned their feelings to being less humans. Abject life with no clear necessitated needs where streets are their comfort homes, picking thrown away leftovers as survival tips are strong indicators to the claim. The inescapable obscure life begs on two terms—albino and alien… which their ambitious minds claim to be associated with.