Where were you on 9th July 2011 when South Sudan celebrated independence and became the world’s newest country? Did you feel proud to finally be known as a South Sudanese?
In 2011 what vision did you personally have for our nation, what image did you have for the coming years? Perhaps you saw development, schools, hospitals and business opportunities?
Did you foresee civil war, threat of “genocide” through ethnic divisions, killing of innocent civilians, rape of girls and women of all ages, recruitment of children, looting & destruction of property, corruption, economic collapse, massive debts and now famine? Was this the future you wanted for yourself and your children?
Every day, innocent civilians find themselves running for their lives, into the bushes and valleys of South Sudan, into UN protection camps or crossing the border into neighbouring countries to seek refuge.
What do you do?
The revolutionary task as promised by the National Salvation Front (NAS) is a huge collective responsibility. Organising and being organised is key in this struggle – and our promise to restore unity and dignity of the people of South Sudan cannot be delayed or allowed to fail. It depends on all of us to collectively do that together.
Become involved, be a comrade and team-player; the more people who share the same basic principles and ideas, the more effective we become and the sooner we can re-create the South Sudan we wished for back in 2011.
But organising is not just about recruiting “members” or convincing others to pledge their allegiance. It is about getting these members active – it is about being an active player, a voice working, speaking and acting in unison with others in the common interest of all the people of South Sudan.
Here at NAS we are working on active community participation, but whilst we work that out we ask that you continue to read our messages and share your thoughts with us and your friends.
To be continued..