Monday December 11, 2017

Politicians Turned Rivalries: A case of South Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, left, is ready to begin talks with rival Riek Machar right (Credit: Reuters)

UNT – In a global perspective, a dream that has slot in the hearts of compatriots raised an alarm of good governance without having to first think of how this dream could be uplifted. In this, a democratic showcasing has been about to change and to bring changes to an inexperienced nation simply because democracy addresses the important essences a nation needs.

For a nation like South Sudan, reflecting on the past and future dream is all too complex learning the fact that people did not share common journey in the past political arena. It is quite agonizing, and for the most case, it debilitating impact will touch some of the untouched.
Personally, I have always asked myself what change the young nation would achieve in the future, given the circumstances currently developing. How would the nation layout a workable framework, a model that can be used as a generational model to benefit the unseen generations?

Somebody like me can answer neither of these questions even though my little knowledge can provide some. With due respect in the due course, people struggle and it shouldn’t be surprising. But struggle has reasonable degree respecting the fact that being a hardcore can gangs up others against, but in a good way globally, except Africa where too many greedy leaders have packed up thinking about warming up their bellies. Money matters! Such haunting experiences provide none than all that is asked for (being a bagger of your own produce).

Common sense has it that you should not take all from all (forcibly or not). You would be considered selfish or greedy. In the emerging situation in south Sudan, the situation may display itself with disbelieve to others. A land full of great abundant has been the subject discussion of how one could create great enemies. Gone is the idea of structural principle where rule of law must come to full respect, good governance and a constitutional framework must quickly sweep the unstructured government organs.

Rob me at night, and I will live in fear; rob me in a brought day light, and you will be an enemy forever and forgive me not so that I will not forgive you again. You see, life has its pros and cons, provided that we know what life is all about.

In our daily common sense, we encourage ourselves that good behavior pays a lot. It presumably is, given the ingredients we see on a daily basis. Although good behavior has biases of its kinds, yet our acknowledgement of a good behavior signifies how noblest we are to think of what can best suite us now and in the future. With the stage of despair experienced on a daily basis in south Sudan politics, comes disheartening habit where none other than politicians tend to exercise their sheep politics.

I have nothing to lose, they say. Such phrase is nothing but a grandiose way of displacing the underlying behavior, which they could possibly reveal. Look at here comes the man, and there go the guy on past and current stages replacing the goods for the bad, the professionals for the inexperienced, the nationalists for none nationalists, the hard workers for weak, the charismatic for gluttons. Sad indeed!

But friends, whether young or big, politicians or civil servants, leaders or civil; know that the speed our misdeed to ourselves takes will completely destroy. Neither you nor I will one day gain anything but a payable destruction to the innocent souls. I know that people are not the same socially and cognitively. But the noble thinkers must act one way or another to ensure expected dream is restored before it routes dig deep. It will be too hard to uproot them one day, and if only one day such a thing will be too hard, mind you that action solve problem. So be it the struggle!

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Nhial Korow Wicleek

Is a commentator for The Upper Nile Times. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta. He is currently doing graduate work in Professional Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies at University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. You can reach him for any question/comments at

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