Friday, July 24, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan had been at war since Dec 2013 when a political heated debate within the ruling party SPLM turned into violence that has now plunge the country in a full scale civil war, thousands of lives were lost in which many commentators globally put it to be a tribal conflict after unprofessional army took the law into their own hands by targeting the citizens based on their ethnicity.
As a journalist who had been witnessed the current conflict from the onset, in my own prospective on this crisis, I would like to draw your attentions over this social-economic and political war in our country and how the citizens felt as the war engulf the whole nation.
The fighting is ongoing across the country between the government forces against the oppositions which put the people in pain yet there is talk that has been negotiating to end the war in Addis Ababa Ethiopia by the belligerent parties for the last three years mediated by the regional body IGAD however, the peace talk hasn’t yield any fruits while thousands are starving, famine is looming which will probably affect over 5 million people, 2.5 million displaced and seek refuge in the neighboring countries, over 50 thousands have been killed and hundreds of thousands are living under the protection of United Nation(UN) in the country , the economic has collapse and our currency deflated and denied in the international transaction, no local commodities the country produced, students who are studying oversee would not be able to study and all these are as result of the current war but will halt if peace returns to the country.
If the people could asked what is the logic behind the delayment of the peace which the citizens are yearning for, could it be the parties putting the inquisitive of the individuals before the country or because of thinking to win the war militarily in this regard, the regional bodies such as Inter Governmental Authority or IGAD, African Union and the International community bodies such as the United Nations, Europeans Union, Troika Countries and the Arabs League should take an actions to pressurized the parties to sign peace in order to rescue the already traumatized populace.
As a child who was born and grew up during the long civil war with Sudan, I have witnessed how devastations the war was basically in the South therefore, it’s not necessary to smashed out the foundations we have laid after we had our independence simply because of the leadership that does not care about its citizens, why can the leaders compromised and tolerated because leader comes and goes.
South Sudanese I believe generally fade up with this war and let the parties in the conflict listen to the voices of the civilians even if it won’t be their choice but for the seeks of peace, looks the SPLM and the Sudan government won’t won the war either but came into their sense that peace was paramount.
I called upon the leaders of SPLM-G, the SPLM-IO and the SPLM political detainees to put aside their differences in order to bring peace which is comprehensive and widely address the range of issues that the people needed.
In conclusion, peace is vital, peace is paramount everybody needs it, brings the peace now such that we begin the rehabilitation after the impose destruction brought about by the SPLM, the parties in the conflict have to speed up the negotiation and sign peace that will mark the tranquility and harmonized the broken bonds of the tribes in the country.
The writer is a former reporter of South Sudan Citizen Television and greening African Magazine and he can be reach at the email firstname.lastname@example.org