Title: End Tribal Domination In South Sudan, Now! By Luk Kuth Dak
Author: Luk Kuth Dak
Date: 06-15-2015, 03:28 AM
02:28 AM Jun, 15 2015
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See Kiir speaking on the national television in his native language. Watch him clutching arms and kissing the hands of the Ugandan's dictator, Yoweri Museveni, the very hands that are filled with the blood of our beloved leader, Dr. John Garang de Mabior. Witness him says one thing and does the exact opposite.
The debate over Salva Kiir's responsibility in turning the country into a morgue is never-ending. Certainly, there is something drastically wrong about Salva Kiir Mayardit. And it's not the virtual lack of formal education. For example: my father, the late Kuth Dak Mut didn't go to school. But he was armed with a natural Ph.D. in wisdom, vision and common sense. He was an outstanding Judge and a beloved community leader, whose advice on matters life and death was in high demand.
Salva Kiir's problem is: ignorance, arrogance incompetence, character and judgement issues, among other components that clearly aren't presidential. Therefore, no one should ever be taken by surprise as to why he had established one of the most corrupt state the world has ever seen.
We know how difficult it can be to govern, but it takes an honest person who really is willing to serve all of the people, not just a few- with dignity, integrity and respect. In the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., " If you want to be important, that's wonderful. If you want to be great, that's wonderful. But recognize that he who is the greatest among us shall be your servant." Meaning that everybody can be great because everybody can serve. Everybody has the power of greatness because greatness is determined by service.
By contrast, we have a president in South Sudan who has devoted his regime to destroy the nation, committing a massacre against innocent Nuer civilians, and he is increasingly becoming a detour to the nation's health and reconciliation. Today, under this totalitarian dictator, South Sudan is not a country, but a tribally segregated societies. Now, here looms a question: do we really want to continue going through this crooked road, or do we need a straight path that will bring anybody and everybody along?
The danger of following Kiir's path couldn't be clearer. Today, South Sudanese do not live under the same rules. There is one tribe that's controlling the nation in every aspect imaginable. the eventuality is that, all those who are left out will inevitably hit the breaking point, and their voices are only going to get louder and louder each and everyday Kiir continues to be at the helm. More so, it will likely result in the split of the country on tribal lines, something that will not be good for everyone. So, South Sudanese who care about the future of the country have their work cut out for them. They must- in a hurry- make a choice about what they want the country to be be like in the future!! Do you want a country only for one tribe, or a country for all?
In our view, inclusiveness is a necessary ingredient for a truly successful and sustainable country that we can all be proud of, again.
Luk Kuth Dak is an independent columnist. Hit me at mailto:[email protected]@hotmail.com
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