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Open Letter to AU and IGAD: Festus Mogae be relieved and JMEC disbanded

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By Dak Buoth

It is an opportune time for President Festus Mogae, the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation commission (JMEC) to pack and go back where he came from. And if he so wishes to remain in Juba, then he should be considered as an ex-JMEC Chairperson.

Festus’ persistent silence in the face of deteriorating situation breeds confusion, complications, and hence makes the world stand aloof. And as Will Rodgers says ‘‘Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction’’ Without much ado, he ought to be excommunicated for he did not communicate what keep transpiring on the ground for reasons best known to him and company.

As matter of fact, I’m not happy with the way he is dancing on victims’ graves together with those belligerents. To add insult to injury, I’m now seeing him dining and winning with the same peace violators whom he is supposed to offer wise counsel.

He was hired on conditions that he will be monitoring, overseeing the smooth implementation of peace accord only in the ‘pre-transitional’ and ‘during the transitional period’.

However, he is not supposed to continue occupying the same office in the ‘post’ transitional period.

I’m convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the peace accord has collapsed and dead, and there is nothing being implemented.

Festus’ continues to stay in office send the wrong impression that the peace agreement still exists when in fact there is none. In other words, his continued stay in the office covers the window for peace. To make matter worse, he is squandering resources that can be used to fast track desirable peace in our country.

I solidly hold that he should be relieved and JMEC disbanded respectively. By doing so, the world will see that the same peace agreement is dead or on a comma. And thus, they can either initiate a fresh political process and or reinvigorate the same peace accord as soon as possible. In my conscious analysis I believe:
1. That he failed to oversee and monitor the implementation of Peace Agreement
2. That he failed to finger-point at the peace violators, instead he is giving blanket-blames
3. That he failed to suggest alternative solutions and so he is ideas bankrupt.

I hereby challenge the appointing authorities, the African Union (AU) and IGAD to act accordingly because his legitimacy has been overtaken by events.

Three years of inaction are enough. Let’s devise decisive ways. ‘‘Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph,’’ Haile Selassie.

The writer is the Chairman of the Congress of South Sudanese Patriots; he can be reached for comments via eligodak@yahoo.com



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  • 25 April 06:28, by Kuch

    Mr. Dak Buoth, you people like to cause problems and blame other people for your own messy way of doing things. Yes, you can demand the former Botswana president to go back to his country just like the government of South Sudan just want to have nothing to do with the president of the UNIMISS in our country. But the most important to note here is: Your aimless armed rebellion isn’t the one>>>

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    • 25 April 06:36, by Kuch

      that pays Mr. Festus Mogae nor is the government of South Sudan, but he is being paid by the corporate America, Europe and gulf Arab states; the same people who foot the bill for the UNIMISS and the refugees, and these are the same people behind the current war in our country. They are using your Riek Machar as their puppet to topple the government of South Sudan and are using some of your Nuers>>

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      • 25 April 06:41, by Kuch

        and Equatorian foot soldiers as their pawns to fight their proxy war in our country mainly for them take over our resources just like they are doing in CAR, Libya and Iraq. You fellows have been asked to shelf your aimless armed rebellion and start grow you damn own food. But you fellows just want to fight your aimless war and then your war would fought by other people’s food aid>>>

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        • 25 April 06:46, by Kuch

          Now Mr. Dak Buoth, you are demanding the international community to start another fresh negotiation between your movement and the government of South Sudan. Is your movement ready to foot the bill? I don’t think so. Didn’t you fellows even recognized that it was an huddle for your Riek Machar and his troops to be shipped back to Juba last year?>>>

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          • 25 April 06:53, by Kuch

            You people want the regional army to be deployed in our country, you want your people to be fed by other countries and you people are without any slightest tinge of shame don’t even ask yourselves. What is the business of other countries and would be the benefit of other people to spend their own hard own fortunes on your aimless wars?>>>

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          • 25 April 06:58, by Kuch

            Mr. Dak Buoth, I am not trying to be disrespectful to the whole Nuer community, but of you people with Riek Machar and just bunch of idiots who think the international community and the UN, the US, the UK and the NGOs owe them anything. Grow fellows, the world is not as flat as some you fellows with Your Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirilo or Pagan Amuom think>>>

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            • 25 April 07:11, by Kuch

              It has becomes a new normal some of these days in our country where any piece of trash make an aimless armed rebellion, called himself chairman, ambush the innocent road users and called themselves freedom fighters. Freedom from you fellows? Here is what the people whom you fellows think will just give you free food all the time:http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/882383408?-21266:8599:0

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