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Government of ‘warlords’ holding South Sudan hostage – PCCA

Government of ‘warlords’ holding South Sudan hostage – PCCA

South Sudan President Salva Kiir (left) and First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar (right) speaks to reporters in Juba on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 (Photo credit via PPU)

JUBA — South Sudan’s civil rights movement, People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA), has slammed the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his first deputy Dr. Riek Machar as a government of ‘warlords’ that is holding the country hostage.

This comes in a statement by the group marking 24 months (or two years) since the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGONU).

In the statement, the group said the government in Juba is not a Unity government as its parties seems to be against each other amid disagreements over implementation of key provisions of the revitalized peace agreement.

“In concluding this appraisal, we want to emphasize that the Revitalized Government of National Unity is neither national nor united; it is hardly a government,” the PCCA statement reads in part.

“This is a government of warlords who have held our country hostage to their insatiable hunger for power and money in total disregard to the welfare of citizens,” it added.

It said the peace “presidency is not coherent, everyone is working against all the others.”

“It has become a gossiping parlor, trading accusations about which citizen is in whose camp.

“They have lost track of their main purpose in office: the welfare of the people of South Sudan and nation building.

“They have all agreed to divide the few petrodollars that come and look the other way when civil servants and soldiers demand their salary.

“They have looked the other way when citizens cry for basic provision. They have looked the other way when teachers and medical doctors ask for basic tools and incentives to do their national duty.

“They have looked the other way and the country has no infrastructure of any kind, even looked away when evidence emerges that project money has been stolen while the project remains incomplete.

“They have looked the other way when lawlessness reign in the rural communities.

“They have turned their backs on South Sudan and as they see their accounts swell, public accounts of hope and trust in government are fading.

“Most tragically, they seem numbed to news of the tragic deaths of citizens in the violent sectional conflicts that have plagued the country.”





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