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South Sudan wants to establish fiber-optic communication system

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July 26, 2010 (JUBA) — The semi-autonomous Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) is pursuing an ambitious plan to establish fiber-optic communication network for faster and efficient system in the region.

This was announced by the Vice President, Riek Machar, during the official launch of a symposium on Information Technology (IT) under the theme, ‘Mitigating digital transformation challenges.’

In his opening statement which he read on behalf of the President, Salva Kiir, Vice President Machar said it was important for the government to link all the state capitals with fiber optic communication system and transform the government into an electronic government (E-government), which he also said was pivotal for public service reform.

He reminded the audience that the referendum for the South is only five months away, saying the 2005 peace deal has created an opportunity of peace and stability that should not be lost.

“There should be no challenges to plunge us back to war. Challenges are surmountable,” he said.

Ministers from both the national government in Khartoum and Government of Southern Sudan, in addition to 40 state ministers took part in the symposium on Monday in Juba.

The respective ministers of Communication for the national government and GoSS, Yahiya Abdallah and Madut Biar Yel, both stressed the importance of embarking on the E-government and extend the communication services to the rural areas.

The two-day gathering is expected to thoroughly discuss the status of communication services in the two regions of Sudan.

(ST)

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  • 27 July 2010 05:25, by Madhod

    Thanks Dr. Riek Machar, you are truly a brilliant leader. You have shown us that you are capable of tackling all the issues affecting South Sudan Government in all angles, and that a product of your strong leadership.

    Thanks

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  • 27 July 2010 05:34, by Deng Ateny Lueth

    guys, please tell me if i’m wrong in this analogy, it seem to me that most of southern sudanese politicians are floating with the tides or they are chasing after the islamic wind in the north sudan. does it means we are going to buy the option of federation system in sudan as i could see now, some politicians are inline with Arab plan of developing south sudan. we are fish waiting to be caught with that baits. our greed for developing which is coming from north sudan will make us miss the golden chance guaranteed to us by CPA. if southern politicians mingled with northern politicians, then the poor grassroot individual will think that the country is going to be one and choose unity which is another hell waiting the next generations instead of opt with secession which is forever freedom. should anybody choose unity then prepare your kids to be called mohamad, ali, kadija. or hell is going to catch them upon resistance.

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    • 27 July 2010 05:50, by Aarai Baka

      To Deng Lueth

      Fiber -Optic is not about politician floating for with tides or chasing the islamic wind in the N Sudan but it boost the communication system in the South due to poor communication we are in now. reread the article again. as u can see now in the South, we are lacking good network signal, as it is only working in major towns than rurals areas.

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  • 27 July 2010 07:12, by Gabriel K

    Woow, that is a right move, but don’t we have minister of communication in southern Sudan to announced what is his ministry work for, instead of Vice president to announced it or is it greediness of power from vice president maybe that is why he rush, and announced it.

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    • 27 July 2010 07:26, by Magos

      guys Mr Lueth is correct because the minister of communication is not from southern Sudan government.It is seem like announcement of government of national unity.I need you to look deeply and use a critical annalise.I think the Bashire need to make peace attractive but he need to flindfool southerner not to thinks for separation. it is you to decid amen

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      • 27 July 2010 09:35, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        While I appreciate South Sudanese adoption of a new technology I think we should get things right and have priorities for our development. We should also know who are our genuine partners in pursuit of this development. We should not put a cart before the horse otherwise that will have negative impact. Really do the local man in any village in South Sudan need an optical fibre equipment in their tukuls right now? I believe yes in the future but not now! We need hospitals, paved roads, decent schools and many more things before we get the fibre optics. Get the people the means to cultivate and have cheap food in the South first. It would be illogical to have expensive cars in the South without good roads!

        From my own analysis our leaders have now taken the dollar above the million souls of our people by singing the tune of Jallaba peace baits. Sanu party of Toby Madut is already tied to slavery by singing the tune of faked unity. I think South Sudanese people should have a right to choose their destiny. Machar, Salva Kiir, or Wani Igga do not decide the fate or the destiny of millions of people of South Sudan wrongly. The should have a mandate to decide unity or separation of South Sudan from Jallaba Sudan but only the people of South Sudan should. We do not want anything to tie us Khartoum Shara’iah. Now I hear Machar say we should choose peace over our freedom, independence and just country something which I can not believe. They might have got the Arab dollar what about the ten million southerners? Can optical fibre equipments be used in those ramshackled huts that we have in our villages? What about our roads that are streams of potholes? We need people to advocate peace, freedom and independence because these are what our people died for and might die for if not granted in a just way.

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        • 27 July 2010 09:41, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          While I appreciate South Sudanese adoption of a new technology I think we should get things right and have priorities for our development. We should also know who are our genuine partners in pursuit of this development. We should not put a cart before the horse otherwise that will have negative impact. Really do the local man in any village in South Sudan need an optical fibre equipment in their tukuls right now? I believe yes in the future but not now! We need hospitals, paved roads, decent schools and many more things before we get the fibre optics. Get the people the means to cultivate and have cheap food in the South first. It would be illogical to have expensive cars in the South without good roads!

          From my own analysis our leaders have now taken the dollar above the million souls of our people by singing the tune of Jallaba peace baits. Sanu party of Toby Madut is already tied to slavery by singing the tune of faked unity. I think South Sudanese people should have a right to choose their destiny. Machar, Salva Kiir, or Wani Igga do not decide the fate or the destiny of millions of people of South Sudan wrongly. The should not have a mandate to decide either unity or separation of South Sudan from Jallaba Sudan but only the people of South Sudan should. CPA says so. The people of the South should not be cheated by their own. We do not want anything to tie us with Khartoum Shara’iah. Now I hear Machar say we should choose peace over our freedom, independence and just country something which I can not believe. They might have got the Arab dollar what about the ten million southerners? Can optical fibre equipments be used in those ramshackled huts that we have in our villages? What about our roads that are streams of potholes? We need people to advocate peace, freedom and independence because these are what our people died for and might die for if not granted in a just way.

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          • 27 July 2010 12:01, by Gatwech

            You completely misunderstood what the article says.

            Developments of different kind go in parallel and supplement each other.

            And of course development needs peace as Machar said.

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            • 28 July 2010 02:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

              Peace under oppression and despotic rule is not a true peace. We need peace on our own terms. Development should take place but what comes first matters. Our war against poverty, ignorance and disease has not be won. How can we talk of those big things in picture that if it is even implemented there will be no people to run them. What our people want is schools, health centres and wealthy generation. Introduce cash crops, effective animal husbandry to free our people economically. This is my view of the situation.

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              • 28 July 2010 05:04, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

                Peace under oppression and despotic rule is not a true peace. We need peace on our own terms. Development should take place but what comes first matters. Our war against poverty, ignorance and disease has not been won. How can we talk of those big expensive things in picture that if it is even implemented there will be no people to run them. What our people want right now is schools, health centres and wealthy generation mechanism. Introduce cash crops, effective animal husbandry to free our people economically. This is my view of the situation. Primary industry development first before those things that a common man can not use

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