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Olive: The South Sudanese Weren't Ready To Govern Themselves

RX Radio Presenter Olive Najjuma has said that the rampant violence in South Sudan was as a result of the nation’s unpreparedness for self-governance even though her people wanted independence.

The Presenter came to the conclusion following the perpetual intercommunal violence in South Sudan that has been happening in the Warrap state, leaving over 30 people dead and 80 others injured.

The fighting, according to South Sudan Acting Information Minister Agok Ayaar, started over the weekend and lasted for two days between three communities in Tonj East and Tonj North.

“Sections of South Sudanese want to oust the government over tribal lines and this is what was also happening in Kenya during the Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga saga. Leaders in government give guns to civilians so they destabilise the country such that there can be a coup. Therefore, as much as these people wanted independence, they were not prepared to govern themselves,” explained Olive.

According to Fatboy, the US gun embargo has too failed to keep guns from reaching the wrong hands in South Sudan because conflict in Africa is sometimes geared by neighbouring countries.

“Some nations take advantage of political sentiments in other countries to destabilise them for their own interests. And worse still, after the blood has been shed and leaders who were being pushed reach the top, they start oppressing people even more than the previous government.”

Furthermore, Olive said that the South Sudan situation is one happening everywhere in Africa whereby leaders have a good time, money and mistresses and when people get killed all they do is give statements on television.

“Even if the country is divided among tribal lines, the people always remain poor, miserable while their leaders remain rich. It is sad that the fight has now escalated to foreigners and Ugandan truck drivers have not been spared,” said Olive.

Fatboy then requested Kalyegira, Olive and other believers to pray for the state since they are theists and probably their prayers can improve the situation.

The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy and Olive Najjuma every weekday from 6am to

10am on RX Radio.

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