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South Sudan blames donors for not supporting peace


June 28, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s government said lack of assistance from the international donors has slowed down the implementation of the peace agreement which ended 21 months of civil war between rival top leaders and armed factions in the country.

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South Sudanese information minister Michael Makuei Lueth attends a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5 January 2014 (Photo: AP/Elias Asmara)

In a press conference conducted on Tuesday in the national capital, Juba, information minister Michael Makuei Lueth, who is the official spokesperson of the government, said security arrangements could not be implemented due to “lack of resources.”

He called on donors to assist the country by availing money for the implementation of the peace deal which President Salva Kiir and his first deputy, Riek Machar, signed in August last year.

“Those who made their promises up to this moment have not come forth,” Lueth told reporters in direct reference to the donors.

“Our friends and partners [donors] should abide by and respect their promises,” he said.

The official said cantonment areas in Greater Equatoria could not be identified and established because the government had no money to do so.

In the statement broadcasted on the national TV on Tuesday evening, Lueth said further stressed that is need for shelters to be arranged first in the cantonment areas before soldiers can move into such assembly areas.

He lashed at those who blamed the government for not implementing the peace deal, saying the agreement would not be implemented without the needed resources.


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  • 29 June 2016 03:53, by dinkdong

    I thought you were a sovereign country . . .

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    • 29 June 2016 06:25, by Mr Point

      A sovereign country will pay its own way.

      Donors are not happy with Kiir’s anti - peace actions such creation of 28 states.

      It’s not the donors who are responsible for slow progress on peace. It’s Kiir.

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  • 29 June 2016 05:55, by lino

    Donation?!!! Still running after Troika? You guys must confiscate all your assets, houses, and cars to pay for your Unity Government function; please, don’t forget to take it from your families and relatives or friends who benefited as well.

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  • 29 June 2016 06:04, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    To. Micheal Makuei Lueth, splm-iG or splm-iO, members,
    Donors, should not be blamed because international community or Economist expert, knowledge that South Sudan, is a corrupt nation, therefore they shouldn’t be able to supply money for S. Sudan.
    South Sudan, mishandled her economic through the appointment of >Koryom Mayiik, as central Bank governor and
    >Deng Athorbei as finance minister.

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  • 29 June 2016 06:09, by Eastern

    ...but Kiir seems to have some money. He recently appointed 28 SPLM chairpersons. His 28 "governors" continue to create new counties. "Tonj state" has been split into 19 counties!!!! Makuei, please tell your boss to revert to 10 states as per the terms of the agreement. You are a lawyer, arent you? You must follow what you have appended your signature to is all that Troika wants to see. Simple!

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  • 29 June 2016 06:14, by Eastern

    Kiir and cohorts, voicing their strength through the voice of Makuei should stop posturing. Now truth is rearing is rearing its ugly head by way of crumbling economy and looming mass strike. A strike by the armed forces will result into military take over plunging South Sudan into the worst situation ever!!! Act now before the country reaches that tipping point!!!

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  • 29 June 2016 06:23, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    South Sudanese, people should die through the hands of their own leaders without blaming others body or donors,
    Although World Bank or international monitoring funds IMF, send money of £100,000,000,000, for S. Sudan, still suffering will not ended. unless president Kiir, decide to sack those two officials and send them to court for trial, for mismanagement of economy.

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    • 29 June 2016 15:34, by Hardlinner

      ayuiu, it not only Koriom and Deng that need to be fired but entire IG n IO including Kiir n Riek. they n all corrupt. civilians too r corrupt because they refuse to work to support themselves. why do we import stuffs that we could produce ourselves?. south Sudan is broke because government is too corrupt and people refuse to cultivate their lands. government should have diversified it economy

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  • 29 June 2016 07:38, by hamil

    Why should you blame Donors for the mess we are in? The Donors warned you countless times to cease this war from the time it broke out in December 2013 the government kept its deaf stance, the Donors reasoned ahead of time and predicted that if this war continues it could lead to catastrophic effects that we are feeling now...the government remained as dumb as it had always been

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    • 29 June 2016 07:45, by hamil

      Warnings were issued about economic collapse and total failure of all institutions if this war continues, we were warned about paving way for a failed state if the conflict doesn’t stop but our government persisted on killing its own people, passing on some pointless, useless and ineffective decrees aimed at total control and taking the country backwards.

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      • 29 June 2016 07:52, by hamil

        This same Government that is now blaming Donors has quickly forgotten that it was not interested in any peace deal with the rebels to end the suffering of South Sudanese...instead the Donors pushed hard with threats of sanctions and arms embargo before the government could change its mind. The SS Government does not think ahead of time they have no sense of judgement for their actions

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        • 29 June 2016 08:00, by hamil

          And what the effects would be they delight in killing and spouting their arrogance and deceiving South Sudanese time and aain that they will bring peace instead their agenda is far bigger than anyone thinks. This current government has an agenda of ethnic cleanising, that is why it fragmented thi country into 28 states so that if a given state rises up against them they could easily deal with

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          • 29 June 2016 08:06, by hamil

            The threat the plan behind the 28 States is not because Riek Machar proposed 21 States it was done to break away Unity becasue if the greater Equatoria remains the way it is, the Unity of the people could be overwhelming and if the Upper Nile or Western Bahr el Ghazal remained the way they were the threat of Unity to rise up against the government could be very high this is reason....

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            • 29 June 2016 08:11, by hamil

              We have 28 domant states they were not meant to take towns or cities to the people as the government always claims they are aimed at creating division, subdue the people to the brutality of this killer government for total political dominance. The people of South Sudan are not naive anymore it is a matter of time because even the strongest rulers in the came down crumbling....

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              • 29 June 2016 08:16, by hamil

                Much as they were armed to the teeth no leader whose people lost faith in survived or stayed longer in power. This government should stop worrying about the Donors now they should be worried about the country wide recruitment that is silently going on I wonder if the militatry intellingence is aware of what is going on underground; if you turn your back on the people who helped you hatch

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                • 29 June 2016 08:21, by hamil

                  This nation they will equally turn their backs on you and once this happens just realize that doom awaits at the corner. The Donors are looking somewhere and thinking of far bigger options to help the people of South Sudan they have completely lost hope in this rotten government China with its oil money is not enough to resurrect South Sudan for this country to breath again more hands are needed

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                  • 29 June 2016 08:25, by hamil

                    More collective efforts from the World’s leading Nations are needed, China simply needs the oil and ready to throw money at the Government at any time but this money is not used to develop South Sudan instead it is used to kill the people of South Sudan. I wish to remind Michael Makeui that he should remind his killing master to stop killing innocent people in Wau..

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                    • 29 June 2016 08:32, by hamil

                      Michael Makuei and the likes of Martin Elia Lomuro were those who were opposed to the signing of the peace with the rebels and after the peace was signed Makuei was the same person who jumped into the peace wagon and tried to portray his evil face as if he had agitated for this peace I will conclude by saying the Donors are not fools the government is the big fool in the affairs of South Sudan.

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  • 29 June 2016 08:55, by Nyesi Ta

    My advise to Donors is that they should not give money to those corrupt international beggars, tribalist, rapist, murderers, and above all savages of the like of Kiir al Awiir and his cohorts till they come to their knees and quit the government.

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  • 29 June 2016 09:00, by Nyesi Ta

    Kolak ti kisuk gbe a kolak ti dolarat meaning haramiya ta abugar biga haramiya ta dolarat.

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  • 29 June 2016 09:09, by Pure Nationalist

    Poor Makuey thinks that he can fool the world, government’s position on implementing peace is known nationally and internationally that you and your boss Kiir are not for peace. World is now watching you on the way of dealing with you when trigger the other war you and you boss busily planning in Juba

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  • 29 June 2016 09:24, by Pure Nationalist

    Let your boss sign the cantontment minutes document, IO should make known their locations and they are the ones to complaint about the logistical needs

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  • 29 June 2016 09:34, by Pure Nationalist

    Thanks to Mr. hamil for explaining everything correctly, those in Kiir government do not use their other senses of organs rather than their eyes. If they were to listen, South Sudan could not have gone to this near anarchy state where it is now

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    • 29 June 2016 14:37, by Frak Cho

      Blame game will never help this country South Sudan. Our leaders failed thy people with thy hard won independent. President Kiir placed wrong people in the right places since day one when Dr. John Garang De Mabior perished in that helicopter crash on that doomed day. Leniency of the president has cost this nation! And President Kiir should shoulder the blame.

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