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Kiir Promises Clean Water while the Food continues to come from Uganda. By: Justin Ambago Ramba

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Kiir Promises Clean Water while the Food continues to come from Uganda.



By: Justin Ambago Ramba


The long awaited speech from the re-instated south Sudan president Salva Kiir Mayardit failed to spark any brightness on the faces of the south Sudanese masses and the popular opinion remains highly influenced by the bitterness left behind as a legacy of SPLMís role in the hijack of the polling process and all the other unpleasant events that tainted the picture of the April 2010 elections.


The President- elect (Kiir), speaking in a background of terribly flawed elections is no doubt conscious of the fact that the south Sudanese masses are a hundred percent aware of how much hypocrisy is loaded in his policy statement as he futilely attempts to present himself as a genuinely elected figure in an election only accredited by those who believe and propagate for a separate standard for African democracy. It is also now clear that in a world where the political will of the powerful nations and the international community are entirely reserved only to secure their narrow interests, the world is being categorically forced into buying the idea that there   exists a separate standard for morality, freedom, fairness and democracy for Africa, and is justifiable to be less than those in the rest of the world..


It cannot be over-emphasised any further that the historical colonizers who kept  Africa in bondage for many centuries are now successfully in enforcing their devilish views of double standards  where the very crucial human values that spring directly from our common humanity are to be    measured using different scales in  different racial settings and in this they have reached their verdicts on the Sudan, the moment they    recognised not only the flawed April 2010 elections, but their willingness  to embrace its outcomes wholly and  heartedly.


The inauguration of Salva Kiir Mayardit and the ďcookedĒ SPLM majority in the South Sudan Legislative Assembly (SSLA) in Juba is but a preparation to approve yet another five years term in office for the indicted dictator Omer al Bashir who is a fugitive of international justice and    similarly a fraudulent mandate is being given to Sudanís National Parliament in Khartoum, which stands tall as a reminder of anything that is bad in the countryís journey towards democratic transformation.


This is a democracy for you, where Africans are assumed to be too backwards to deserve anything better particularly in issues where credibility, freedom and fairness are concerned. But are we really that primitive to continuously suffer humiliations under our totalitarian regimes when these regimes in fact get their powers and legitimacy not from the people they claim to represent but rather from their friends in China, Malaysia, and Moscow or Washington?

But on the other hand, if we are being made to understand that the international community which clearly declared Sudanís April 2010 elections as    neither free nor fair and lack all credibility, but has accepted it only as a step in ticking the CPA boxes, then once the referendum is over, there stands a strong case for an immediate re-elections regardless of the plebisciteís out-come. Should this not be the case, then I am afraid that whatever adverse directions the events recourse to, it will be the    International Community to solely shoulder the responsibility.  


South Sudan may soon become an independent country in 2011 yet it suffers a widespread Insecurity, corruption and fraud all of which are    state sponsored crimes and as such the much talked about eradication rhetoric only works as a government Public Relationship campaign. And despite the UNDENIABLE weaknesses of the SPLM led GoSS, however Kiir and his ill intended  spin doctors seem to have thoroughly mastered the malicious  art of  public deception where   they continuously  signal right, BUT  turn left, an SPLM  typical trade mark only second to Kiirís own  cowboy hats.


One thing for sure is that, how long it may take us to clearly and collectively see the defective nature of our current socio-political status, assuming that it will take some time for the disenfranchised majority to come around from the anesthetizing effect of the current tribal politics and cronyism, we are bound one day to part with this rotten and satanic system of governance. We will do it once and for all.


In his very long inauguration speech on 21 may 2010; Kiir said that in the past five years, peace in the south was disrupted by "greedy politicians" whose sole goal was to set one community up against another. The President of GoSS blasted these "elements" but added that now with the elections over, people of the south know who their rightful leader is and that there will be peace: the overriding spirit that will guide his presidential term. 


This should not be viewed in any way as belittling to Kiirís Presidency,  but to be realistic, south Sudan  is a home to the notion of having many rightful leaders who    work together to run the day to day affairs of the people  as opposed to the one man show which the presidentís speech sadly seems to suggest. In no any way can President Kiir succeed in ruling south Sudan, should he consider himself the only and sole rightful leader. In south Sudan with all its ethnic complexities, each and every community leader really counts and matters and unless they are all taken on board, little can be achieved in as far as harmonious co-existence between the different commonalities are concerned.


Today South Sudan harbours over 85% of the Sudanís daily 500,000 barrel Oil production and as it may go to become Africaís newest state, with it comes the prospects of becoming the continentís third largest Oil producer. But this entire beautiful picture has continuously been overshadowed by the insecurity, cattle rustling, poverty, illiteracy, lack of health services and widespread famine. Today it is all about referendum and looming famine that dominate the headlines of all the reports that cover this part of Africa. One may end in seven months time, while the other is possible to remain longer.


The famine in south Sudan is as old as the region itself. Agriculture that is practised by far only on subsistence levels has never developed into anything that can be counted on to provide for the regionís increasing population. South Sudanese have       historically survived on a small scale farming and livestock, but even five years after the peace agreement we are still terribly languishing in an unbearable poverty and backwardness. And it must be acknowledged that any attempt to address this problem without taking into account the tolls of the five decades civil wars and the fact that the majority of our population never practised wide scale agriculture in the past, will never yield any tangible results.


So I believe that a leader   presiding over a population of 8 - 10 millions, half of which are constantly being threatened by famine and chronic food shortages, Salva Kiir Mayardit needs to put his priorities right. A nation which is traversed by the greatest river in the world, the Nile, and yet feeds its population on maize, cabbage, tomatoes, cowpeas, onions Ö..etc all coming from the neighbouring countries, is a nation in troubles indeed as its very existence depends on the continuous mercy of these   neighbours.


How on earth do we expect our people to appreciate all that was said by President Kiir in his one and a half hours speech, if five years into the peace era   and we are still struggling with how to secure cabbage and tomatoes for our malnourished children and under fed labour force? Removing taxes from imported food is just a temporary solution, but worse still it encourages the people to depend on cheap imported food while taking them away from their traditional livelihood of farming the land in rural countryside. This creates yet unemployment in the most traditional sector.


Our dependence on imported food must stop, especially when our people are not able to pay for their high prices. Our independence and pride are both at stake as long as we do not produce our own food. It is time that we stop this unjustifiable and undignified dependence on food aid and food import, while we have the land and the water. Food production in south Sudan and the looming famine should have stood out prominently in Kiirís speech, but because those who wrote that speech did so, on full stomachs, and as such they chose to underplay it. Isnít that obvious?


Quote: ďThere are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.Ē


Dr.  Justin Ambago Ramba,  M.B, B.Ch, D.R.H, MD. Secretary General of the United South Sudan Party (USSP). The party that stands for the independence of South Sudan. Can be reached at either [email protected]  or  [email protected]




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