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The movement needs a radio service

By: Cde. Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut

April 2, 2015 (SSNA) -- I know many people out there have thought of this initiative and many might know how the Radio Service can really help the SPLA-IO to mobilize and create a rapid awareness to the south Sudanese communities who are there in their villages misinformed by the government of Salva Kiir since the outbreak of the carnage and pogrom against the Nuer ethnicity.

Dear supporters and fans of SPLM/A Resistance movement as a whole, I will like to draw your attention to convince the top leadership for the importance of Radio Service at this particular time where our supporters are really in need of our objectives, visions, missions and the way forward to create the south Sudan we all want.

The movement needs to extend awareness and mobilization to the people out there in their Tukuls through the help of the Radio Service. They need to brainwash them so that they refrain from Juba SSTV that always feed them with uncooked information that based on tribal basis programms.

SPLM/A as a struggling movement that aim at bringing reforms and changes to the nation need all faces to join the movement.

SPLM/A –IO is neither for politicians nor soldiers, but for all the people of South Sudan of which it is the people in the rural areas that are the backbone and the first priority for the Movement. They need to be aware!

I ought the top leadership, military wing, Politicians, Business groups, Youth Leagues, Women Leagues and the entire supporters of the movement to help me in this campaign. My voice alone will not ring.

Our people down in the villages are not aware of the root cause of the conflict especially in Greater Equatoria and Greater Bhar el Ghazal, they need awareness and mobilization. And this should be done so easily if there is a Radio wave Service covering the whole country.

The Merits of the Radio Services:

1. Act as the links between the leadership and the people in the remote areas.

2. The Radio must work to create awareness to the people in rural areas that have no access to internet.

3. The Radio service must work to mobilized people to join the movement.

4. The Radio service will also work to preach the root cause of the conflict and change the minds of people who were misinformed by the tyranny government.

5. The Radio can be use by the Spokesmen and women in the leadership to air the names of people who join the movement if there any so that the moral of the army and that of the fans can be high.

6. The Radio should be use by the concern department to inform the supporters of any development if there is any.

7. The Radio can be use to dismiss mere allegations and refutes fake accusations that might cause doubts to the members of SPLM/A

8. The Radio can be use to host opposition cadres to aware the public about the ongoing peace process in Addis Ababa.

9. The Radio service can be use for hot debates and presentation.

10. The Radio can transmit news on daily basis.  And many more others.

If you people can reminisced/ recalled those years of our struggle with Sudan, the Army under the command of Dr. John Garang De Mabior Atem made it possible that all people are reached by the radio coverage used to be hosted by the Late. Marum Dut. Why not this time that technology has emerged?

In my own opinion, the establishment and the setting up of the Radio Service for the movement is vital and extremely important in many perfections.

This call need no ignorant just because it comes from minority voice. It should be done at once for the benefit of our movement and it multiplication by multitudes of people who wants change and reforms but do not know our objectives, visions and missions.

I have spoken my words and may gods of the land hear my voice……………….

Cde. Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut is a writer and He is the Chairman of SPLM Youth League Chapter in Egypt he can be simply reach through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

South Sudan: The Commander-in-Chief I want

By: Cde. Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut

March 30, 2015 (SSNA) -- My President must appreciate the fact that South Sudanese will never live up to their full potential until we heal the deep wounds of the past.

It is such a humongous and prodigious responsibility and honor to be called President of the Republic of South Sudan. Unfortunately, this title has been earned to date by a man who outfoxed and outplayed everyone, a man who ensured that none could compete with him for the position; a man who surrounded himself with yes men and insulated himself from the people; a man who sacrificed his life to be there and then sacrificed our well-being in order for him to stay there. That is not leadership.

My President will be of Godly fearing kind, humble, ambitious, flexible and generous to the minorities /small tribes in the young country. That will reflect Equality and togetherness for all in our young nation.

South Sudan needs a president who serves only the Constitution and puts the people first. A president who does not owe any favors to anyone, and has a high self-esteem not from what he has done or his material wealth, but from who he is and what he stands for.

Our president in the future must appreciate the fact that South Sudan will never live up to its full potential until we heal the wounds of the past.

Too many of us have been emotionally, psychologically, physically and financially harmed by this regime. Only recompense and healing will create a new door to a better a future. The past is gone and we cannot continue to blame our history, but we have to acknowledge those things that have gone wrong and correct them. We must look to the future, but only learn from our past. It will take courage and humanness to cross that bridge, but the ultimate benefits to our society are much higher than the costs.

The rot in our society, in general, must be arrested; our values as a society are repugnant. We shall need a man or woman at the Parliament [State house] who ensures that we change direction as a nation in what we value most. This I think will be the hardest thing to do. We shall need someone to begin to reengineer our society in all spheres so that we can start a new chapter centered on the respect and dignity of our people.

Our churches have deteriorated somewhat in giving spiritual and moral guidance to our citizens and this trend must be arrested. My president must play a significant role on this through leading by example, it is important.

The president I want must clean up the police from the top and also ensure that those in the army that are no longer of service to the future objectives of the country are retired. The struggle is over and inculcating this in the brains of the top echelons of our army will take some doing, but is important. A new ethos of service, honor and the respect of our Constitution must arise. God help us.

We need an open-minded individual in in the Bush or in the State house who does not fear change and recognizes that open societies develop better and faster. This will demand a new paradigm and leadership style based on persuasion and vision, not on threats or violence.

I want a president who recognizes that as more citizens participate in creating the future, the more exciting and sustainable it will be. We can only create better solutions through an inclusive agenda that acknowledges that all of us in our diversity have something to contribute.

An open media, universal access to new information, freedom of association and speech all create empowered societies and everyone wins. My president must promote this.

I want a president who is not a Nepotistic or tribalist; a president who understands that all South Sudanese, regardless of their backgrounds have certain inalienable rights that he or she must protect at all costs. He or she must not blame others for our problems, but take full responsibility for them.

My president must truly believe that we indeed have the capabilities and resources to come up with solutions to whatever challenges we may face in our country. That is the patriotism I expect.

South Sudan has fallen behind so much in the last 10 years in all spheres. As a result, our quality of life has suffered despite us having the resources. As long as we have someone in State House who does not understand future trends, we will continue to regress. We, therefore, must expedite the use of new technologies, IT to accelerate development. We need a grand vision and strategy on how we can catch up. The future is no longer what it used to be.

I want a president who embraces South Sudanese in the diaspora who offer our country impressive talents and have a critical role to play in creating a developed state.

So, whoever is there in the Bush, Diaspora or at State House, must not only be technologically literate, but must acknowledge that our country will remain underdeveloped as long as we remain internally focused and ignore the reality that the world out there is moving on, faster than we can imagine.

I want a president who is not arrogant or self-important. My President must know that he or she will not have all the solutions.

My president must put South Sudan first!

I have spoken my words and may gods of the land hear my voice……………….

Cde. Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut is a writer and He is the Chairman of SPLM Youth League Chapter in Egypt he can be simply reach through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kapoeta North Prison Massacre: A sign that demonstrate SPLM's poor governance

By: Cde. Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut

March 28, 2015 (SSNA) -- Thursday, 26/03/ 2015 was a tragic day at the sprawling Kapoita North Prison Massacre in the Eastern Equatoria. More than hundreds underfed and hungry prison inmates staged a demonstration against the deteriorating food situation at the prison.

On the rage for their peaceful protest which aim to call for their administration's attention to see their problem which was obviously the starvation and lack of small basic needs that any Prisoner in this world would ask from their Authorities, The unlucky Prisoners of the 21 century were murdered in cold blood by the today date regime who is well known of letting the innocent bloods pour helplessly leaving 10 of them dead and more others injured.

I personally condemn this unjust killing of Kapoeta North Prisoners.

This chronic style of Killing unarms souls in South Sudan must stop. The government must learn to instruct their security personals on how to keep Laws and orders properly.

It is a fact that prisoners at Kapoeta North, indeed, at all of the country’s limited correctional facilities, are on the verge of starvation largely due to insufficient food supplies. Coupled with the lack of adequate food provisions is the other problem of crumbling infrastructure at the country’s prisons, most of which are no longer fit for human habitation.

Torit Prison one of the oldest prison in South Sudan, built in 1946 has since been condemned as unfit to house human beings. However, prisoners are still being kept at old, dilapidated and crumbling prison complexes such as those at Kapoeta North and Rumbek.

In terms of a statutory instrument that any country do have, all prisoners are entitled to a minimum diet that will ensure that they will not succumb to malnutrition and other diseases associated with poor nutrition such as pellagra.

The unfortunate incident that took place at Kapoeta North two days ago is clearly symptomatic of a failed State. Any government that is unable to feed its prisoners is not fit to govern. Prisoners might have committed criminal offences, some of which are quite heinous, but they still have a constitutional right not to be treated in a cruel and degrading manner.

Denial of adequate food provisions to our prisoners is tantamount to cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Confirmed reports point to a situation whereby at least 10 inmates were shot dead in cold blood at Kapoeta North, Eastern Equatoria State last Thursday as they demonstrated against the perennial poor diet.

This indicate that the SPLM-Juba Regime has totally lost the plot. The regime continues to bury its head in the sand and pretend that everything in the country is fine and working.

To the contrary, the whole State apparatus has virtually collapsed as the antagonistic faction in the beleaguered ruling party, SPLM-Juba, continue to fight for power and control. The citizens and the Weevil faction are at each other’s throat. Things have fallen apart and the center can no longer hold.

The country is at a crossroads. We cannot fold our arms and pretend that everything is in order. Under this man’s [Salva Kiir] watch, the conditions at all the country’s correctional facilities have steadily declined over the years.

Prisoners are terribly under-threat, mismanaged and rampant abuse continues to afflict the entire administration of the South Sudan National Prison Service (SSNPS).

The SPLM-IO shall continue to clamor for the respect of the constitutional rights of all the people of South Sudan, including the rights of all incarcerated people.

All human beings should be treated with dignity whether they are in or out of prison.

I have spoken my words and may gods of the land hear my voice...

Cde. Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut is a writer and He is the Chairman of SPLM Youth League Chapter in Egypt he can be simply reach through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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