An Open letter to Uncle Adwok Nyaba by Mangong Mawien Madut, Kampala
By; Mangong Mawien Madut, Kampala, Uganda.
I have to call you Uncle since it is an Africa culture. It is also taught
in community. We are told to respect each other, fathers, mothers, Uncles, an elders or someone elsewhere .An exchanging of words or replying your article is not dishonesty to you. I will be still in postion to give a kind of respect and see you as an elder and intellectual.
Uncle Adwok, I have been reading your articles from online websites. Most of articles contributes to uncoagulatable hatred, tribalism and sectarianism. I do wonder and ask myself why the former South Sudanese education minister at the national level Dr. Adwok writes tribalistically?
Why his articles are consisted with tribal affilations and empty anmosity against one tribe called Muonyjang/ Dinka, but no wonder since South Sudan
is a nation that doctors the so- called PhD holders only encourages tribalism and hatred. Adwok is not too far from such people.
I lost contol to the article wrote by you Dr. Adwok and published on
SouthSudannation.com on line website one date 25(01) 2014 ,
An article was titled the Political Significance of Cessation of
Hostilities Agreement. I will not narrate or elucidate what was all written in the article but only pick out some statements said by Adwok.
Indeed, Adwok, the massacra in Juba againt the Nuer innocent civilians done by culprits is undeniable, painful to South Sudanese people generally not only Nuer as a tribe or the people [Nuer] who lost their relatives in Juba. Many South Sudanese from different tribes including Dinka have expressed their dissatifications on what happened against Nuer people in Juba.
It was unexpected that we South Sudanese can turn against each other. many people dosn't wish such incidents but the question is, why you [Adwok] dwells, talks and writes only about the Nuer massacra in Juba and blindly forget the killing of Jiengcivilians in Bentiu, Akobo, and Bor?
Uncle, have you ever one day surely discuss about the Dinka people killed in Bor church and young women rapped? how do you see generally the Killing of Dinka civilians in above mentioned towns? are their relatives doesn't deserve also to be given sympathy as you did it Nuer people?
Adwok, you might have right to give condolences to one side and call for justice but how did you forgot that, people killed in other side are also South Sudanese as you sometimes write about your insincere and false unity of people in our Country? which unity do you call when you hate muonyjang [ Dinka] or you meant other South Sudanese unity without Dinka?
How do you want to convince people to make unity when you still steadily
believes in tribalism or how do you called when an individual like you who hate the whole tribe for nothing rather then few people competing with you in the government?
Back to Adwok 's tribalistics words.
Uncle Adwok wrote, SPLM adopted archai ideology, which promoted Dinka dominance and hegemony in all aspects of social, economic and political life of the country. He continues, promoting ethinic ideology in the modern state constitutes a serious crimes contradiction and this explains the SPLM failure to build accountable instruments of governance since 2005.
If someone may politely urge Adwok to clearly tell us how did Dinka dominated the government? those who keeps preaching the domination by one tribe would
have structurally make it understandable to the people.
What we know from SPLM is that, it has adopted the policy of decentralized symstem of governances which has resulted into establishment of ten States in the country.The ruling party SPLM also has made it since, the governance concept of tribes representations which Shilluk are included in representation
Uncle Adwok, where is domination of government by Dinka while you were a
mininster of higher education in the government of South Sudan? where is domination here when a former vice president Dr. Riak Machar was a Nuer not a Dinka, the current vice President James Wani is a Buri, the former defence minister John Koang was a Nuer, the former minister of interior magayai was not a Dinka, security former minister Oyai Deng Ajak is a Shilluk, Pagan Amum who was a secretrary general of the ruling party SPLM is a Shilluk, Mamur who is a current minister of security is not a Dinka, the foreign affairs minister Dr. Marial is a Nuer, the Cabinent minister now is not a Dinka.
the list is endless and there is no need to mention the names of non Dinkas holdings independent ministerial positions in the government since you knew them but doesn't want to be conveying the realities to nation for the reason you know.
Dinka domination and hegemony in South Sudan is a pure propaganda.
People like you Adwok and others wants to feed the whole nation with lies just because of tribalistic antipathy. Creating largely hatred against Dinka because president Salva Kiir comes from Dinka is unhelpful and divisive. As we look at the government of South Sudan, it is believable all ethnic groups are represented by the ministers in national government in Juba.
The appointment of ministers represents all ten states where more then 60 tribes resides.
Dr. Adwok said, President Salva Kiir’s leadership of South Sudan conditioned by the menagerie politics of Dinka Rek animals of Gogrial and Awiel (Awan, Agwok, Apuk and Kuach) was bound to generate serious problems. The current civil strife is a proof that this leadership has a narrow base and therefore cannot meet the aspiration of all the people of South Sudan.
Statements wrote by an elder, where on this world that an elders are not peace makers, call for unity, ends hatred and segregation but Adwok 's role as an elder and educated is doubt. only he incites the division of people as it appears and we do read from his writings?
Dr. Adwok , Within Jieng there are poor people.
The Juba government which you [Adwok] worked with including other Jieng didn't benefited the whole Muonyjang. you voluntarly make the research in an areas you politically and tribalistical mentioned in your article. Areas of Greater Gogrial which are Aguok, Apuk, Kuach, Twic and Awan then go to Greater to Tonj , Awiel, Rumbek which are mainly inhabited by Dinkas.
There are poor people you will find having no what to eat leave alone being riched. some have never tasted the money of your Juba government.
So there is no reason to generalise the economics and political dominant by Jieng/Dinkas.
Majority of them innoent civilians gets and listens only to your colleagues [politicians] during political rallies, when they [politicians] needs poor people to vote for them during elections.your selfish and self- made politicians comes to talk and cheat civilians promised them when they are the ones who needs support. Their children will forever remains illiterates because where will they be sending their children for studies since you are one of the former education ministers who utterly failed to do even establish a single institution in the country? So there is no reason to generalise the economic and political dominant by Jieng/Dinkas.
What have you done when education ministerial position was given to you?
In your writings you don't end your words without putting in a failure of government which you were included. instead for you to say we are /were corrupt and failed politician. you keeping saying Kiir 's government is failed, have no vision and mission. Kiir himself tried to give you ministrial post and you failed to implement unseen vision of yours. you only blame Kiir Mayardit and leave your known failures in the government
During your term you absolutely destroyed education in South Sudan.
Instead to request the government to release a budge to your ministery in order to faciliate your programms and establish education in our country, you refused and failed, ending up closing down more than 22 private Universities and telling us uncovered lies claiming they didn't meet the requirements. continues saying you need quality education not quantity. where do people starts with quality education? In regard, what was behind your decision of closing down the Universities was a political Sabotages against Salva Kiir 's government it was not that few of the schools were not providing a quality education to the students.
Mangong Mawien Madut is a South Sudanese pursuing a bachelor of Law at Cavendish University in Kampala, Uganda. He is reached at [email protected] or +256782229324/+256705371243