Opinion

National parliament should end political woes

In most of the democratic nations, the public always rely much on the parliament, because the parliament will always do what will favor their social and economic status as well as freedom of life. In Africa, majority of parliamentarians do amazing jobs in favor of the public. But in South Sudan our parliament is not doing enough. If our parliament was strong from the beginning, our people would not be suffering like this.

Firstly, I feel should passing a warm congratulation about the appointment of Hon. Alfred Taban in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly to represent Kajo-Keji in Yei River State. I wish Hon. Taban will contribute in making the parliament strong and independent. Our parliamentarians should not fear to say about anything that would harm political stability.

South Sudan has been experiencing the hardest moment of political chaos and economic upheaval since the conflict broke out in 2013. The conflict in the country has forced many people in the rural areas to flee out to Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Ethiopia and Central Africa Republic (CAR). They were forced to live in camps because of the wrong political mentality dominating the system. Many people in rural areas left their homes because of rudeness and unfriendly corporation between some of us who are pretending to live as the citizens of one nation.

Politically, South Sudan is a united country. But practically the case is different. It is different because the trauma of the senseless conflict which has made the majority of the people to suffer has divided us culturally and economically. Hardliners in Juba are still busy with their activities of establishing messages which are not favoring peace. Without advising them to join or put their hands together for peace and unity, peace and stability will not come to our country.

There was no comprehensive logical decision from the national parliament put in place to end the three and a half years old conflict in the country. But with the participation of Hon. Alfred Taban, I am sure the national assembly will do something better than before.

Hon. Taban had fought very hard for the achievement our secession from Sudan and I believe he will continue to give more contribution to support peace and stability in the country. If the current ruling elite are willingly struggling to maintain peace in the nation, then the influence of Alfred Taban in the parliament will be vital.

If this regime is seriously struggling for peace, then the advice(s) from freedom fighters in this country like will contribute in bringing a stable and politically stable situation needed in the country. The sufferings of our people will move from its bad shape to a worse one if we don’t get political stability in the next coming years.

The ideology of enforcing someone to do what he or she doesn’t like will not be a solution to our problem(s). The solution we need is a peaceful dialogue to end the economic and political standstill, hindering the lives of the many in the country.  What we need is attractive peace, nothing more.

I had mentioned in one of my previous articles, when this paper was still called Khartoum Monitor, that if South Sudan becomes an independent nation, a lot of useful political effort would be needed to sustain the actual meaning of a free and independent state. I stated that the mission of coming out from Sudan will not mean that South Sudan would be fully liberated from marginalization, oppressions, injustices and all sorts of unpopular political operation.

If warmongers are still unsympathetic to the current political situation, what Alfred Taban would do in the national parliament will definitely support the demands of the oppressed and marginalized. I believe so. Thank you for reading.

 

 

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