When South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has unilaterally decreed joining the East African Community in April 2016 in the country in an unexpected move announced on South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) , prompting reactions from many citizens , that the unilateral move was considered as a serious violation of the constitutional rights of the citizens.
There were been serious debates going on, based on the unexpected move which most of the people alleged claimed that it was a move originated from (Jieng Council of Elders) who act as the decision making body since National politics combined with ethnicity in the President Kiir reign.
Based on analysis and political perspectives of many South Sudanese scholars and polarization of South Sudanese politics, still policies and implementation processes won’t be effective unless otherwise something else will be done differently of an actual contextual of President Kiir’s comedy decree to come into force.
The move was supposed to be based on the popular demand of the citizens of South Sudan not characterized by Council of Dinka ideas where they have separated powers based on ethnicity. Policy was not right and therefore I called for reversion of the decree in order to take South Sudanese views and opinions on the matter of concerns and not unilateral decree posed South Sudanese into chaos with our East African friends .
Dear Compatriots Citizens! Why the Joining East African Community is contemptuous to South Sudanese? The unilateral and unexpected decree by President Kiir Mayardit, is apolitical Plagiarism that will still kills civilians and prolonging of the economy crisis in the Republic of South Sudan .
IGAD bloc asked President Kiir to fund the peace implementation processes which he undoubtedly nullified due to lack of political will and of the current economic inflictions . Why joined East African Community that does not benefits us at all and we aren’t unable fund our own peace which was revitalise in September 2018 ? Is that not ideology refusal of implementation of R-ARCISS? Absolutely yes! Why? Because Kiir has surrounded himself with a bad political deadwoods who have no political ideas and act as a decision making body on behalf of vast majority suffering South Sudanese.
Based on the current reactions on social media, most of the South Sudanese globally are condemning the unilateral decision taken by the president Kiir and Jieng Council of Elders for joined the East African Community , accept the few elites of Jieng Council of Elders government and fools who don’t see the effect of the decree.
The issue of awaiting sanction by East African Community for not paid the arrears of 27 Millions US dollars will not only affect us educationally, politically, economically, but will indeed derailed the implementation on the peace process.
Remember that most of our companies, traders, commodities are defending on the EAC markets and including our cantonment facilities are coming from a East African countries. Let’s watch keenly and wait for the East African head of States Summit results! The issue of saying the idea is taken by East African Community Parliament and law makers should not be the subject of debate on social media today, If the idea was multilateral, multinational, with multipurpose move that was agreed by both citizens and all political parties , things could have gone well without digressing but the all issue is polarization of the conflicts of interest to South Sudanese by the government elites.
The time I read the news on Friday April 2016, I got myself going to be a Citizen of East Africans Community but the only question I observed is the mechanism put in place to implementation projects . What is the reason behind of taking such an unilateral decision to east African while we have yet not resolved our internal issues?.
What are objectives of joining the East African Community too early ? Will it benefits us, or not? Therefore; if things are not reversible by President Kiir and his Council of Elders ,things will grow worse in the future, especially our economy, education and indeed our diplomatic relationship with East Africans countries because of we don’t have foreign policy in place. As private responsible citizen who doesn’t want his fellows brothers and sisters to continue to suffer in one way or another I think It is a good to look at this case closely and ask our government to clear the arrears needed by EAC. I think That is only issue that should bring the both of us together with EAC ; otherwise another economic crisis escalating in South Sudan is higher than this, unless those who lack reasoning capacity could not contextualize what will happen in the nearer future respectively. Or otherwise there is another solution for government of South Sudan to look for another controversial decree that might silence the decision of EAC Parliament in upcoming sanction to South Sudan and the only option is to demand the periods of time for compensation of an arrears. And that is where world will be on your side otherwise rejection alone without justification will not be understood by the rests of the world and the EAC Parliamentary. The Author is South Sudanese Human rights Activist, living in Cairo and can be reached via an email address email@example.com