Home | Comment & Analysis    Monday 22 May 2017

National dialogue building nation

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Amb. Dhano Obongo

Initially, I congratulate and commend H.E the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, for recognising the need for a national dialogue among 64 ethnic groups, various political groups, etc. Motivating the concept of such a conference is the conflict of 2013 rival SPLM factions over leadership.

I would like to identify some concepts for consideration in conducting this planned consultation:-
• Ending current meaningless ongoing conflict in our beloved country.
• Forging a covenant South Sudanese social contact as a foundation of national building and co-existence among the 64 ethnic groups and the 22 or more political parties.
• Harmonizing the political and ethnic dimensional trends derailed by conflict.
• Opening communication among each ethnic group to improve knowing culture and background.
• Establishing checks and balances on political power among the 64 ethnicities e.g. The Bank of South Sudan (BOSS) appointment leadership as a living historical legacy based on merits and credentials.
• Forging a robust roadmap for nation building.
• Distributing fair and equitable projects development through all states.
• Empowering a women’s agenda in national politics.
• Equalizing minority ethnic groups participation based on merit and credentials in all national ministries and commissions the living example is found in the Republic of Pakistan (Quota representation).
• The planned consultation providing a platform for the groups and parties to exchange and share their experience in doing the governmental activity.
• Exchange of views and talking out solutions to problems will inspire generations to come. Implementing results and recommendations on a peaceful transition of political power promotes domestic tranquillity.
• Good governance, accountability and transparency issues.
• Inclusion of all political parties in the country inside and outside.

The big challenge ahead is persuasion and inclusion of political opponents to participate in a national dialogue opening the gateway to a solution of the current ongoing conflict. How do we ensure the security of a meeting in Juba? And how do we make consultation results practical? Of course, a robust political will is necessary, but I think it doses now exit.

Secondly, we must persuade the South Sudanese people that this national consultation is necessary and to take ownership. Independence, impartiality and neutrality must govern to win the hearts of political opponents. Good management will be required. In talks with friends, I find more than three-fourths of o them support the proposal. They do see a problem with the ageing status of our veteran politicians and their track record of solving problems. I ask our leaders to be bipartisan preventing enemies of peace a foothold. .God blesses South Sudan.

The author can be reached via address E-mail: dhano01obongo@gmail.com



The views expressed in the 'Comment and Analysis' section are solely the opinions of the writers. The veracity of any claims made are the responsibility of the author not Sudan Tribune.

If you want to submit an opinion piece or an analysis please email it to comment@sudantribune.com

Sudan Tribune reserves the right to edit articles before publication. Please include your full name, relevant personal information and political affiliations.
Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The 62nd anniversary of Torit popular uprising 2017-08-17 00:23:12 By Arop Madut Arop As the people of the Republic of South Sudan mark and celebrate the 62nd anniversary of August 18th, 1955 Torit uprising, it would extremely be important to recall the events (...)

What is the value of water? 2017-08-14 21:28:25 By Innocent Ntabana When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there’s plenty of it to go around. We actually take it (...)

The paradox of weapons collection in Darfur 2017-08-13 09:13:14 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As a Sudanese people who long for stability, peace and security, we have no objection to the decision to collect unlicensed weapons throughout Sudan, but our reservation (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)

A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)

HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.