Editorial

Good move by the leadership on states

Anna Nimiriano Editor in Chief Juba Monitor

The step taken by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar on the state governors was welcomed. This is what the entire people of South Sudan were waiting for, since the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) was formed in February this year. 

After the decision taken for the division of the states, it could be followed immediately by the appointment of the governors. I hope it would not take long as the names of the people who are going to assume the position mighty have been chosen. The delay of the appointment of governors was not for the interest of the citizens in the country. States could not be run more than three months without administration. Many things could have happened by this time, it would be difficult to account. For example, the issues of killing and rape that occurred in the states recently were not handled properly due to lack of governors.

The awareness on Coronavirus to the citizens in the states is supposed to be handled by the Ministry of Health is no longer there. The more the appointment is delayed the more it is affecting the implementation of the peace deal. R-TGoNU should be serious this time to appoint governors, so that it would open room to other activities in the states. Not only that, but other outstanding issues of peace are to be finalized.  That is why President Kiir is around with his deputies.  COVID-19 is within the country but we need to move this country ahead with all the challenges we have. We cannot confine ourselves because of Coronavirus, rather to follow the instruction of the Ministry of Health and put God ahead of everything. There have been many challenges in the states due to lack of administration. I hope what happened shouldn’t repeat itself because there is going to be a system of government in the states. If anything happens in the state, the governor should be answerable and accountability.

May God bless us all.

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