By Malith Jongkuch Kur, Ontario, Canada
July 29, 2016 (SSB) —- The appointment of Mr. Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan will enhance a search for peace. His commitment to cooperate with President Kiir to implement the agreement has struck an accord with all South Sudanese except a handful of Machar’s supporters. Gai’s elevation to the position of first vice president is a dawn of a new era of a peaceful political discussion in South Sudan. He is an agent of peace.
But the opposition to the appointment of Mr Gai that Mr Machar and his supporters have expressed is insignificant because Machar has already shown that he is incapable of working for peace. Instead of working with President Kiir to rescue South Sudanese from the despicable suffering because of this unnecessary war, he was busy orchestrating his third attempt to seize power illegally. As a result, he does not stand for peace in South Sudan.