From today onwards, South Sudan needs only development heroes. The time of our war heroes is over and we should accord them honourable retirement. 2011 must be marked as the year of ending corruption, Arabism, Islamism, tribalism, sectionalism, cattle rustling, raping and dictatorship.
From today, the people of South Sudan must start thinking about their future and the future of their children. The time has come for new direction and new thinking to build a nation state. If we don’t start thinking about the future of South Sudan starting from now, some of South Sudanese will become refugees again because of poverty, war and corruption that will create more instability in South Sudan in the future. For us to avoid civil wars and poverty, the people must demand new direction that will tackle poverty, corruption, tribalism, nepotism, sectionalism, racism and dictatorship.
The time has come to put ideas together for the future of the South. If we accept that South Sudan has no future under the rule of guerrilla commanders, then, we are starting to work for the future of our children. Starting from January, 16, 2011, the people of South Sudan must demand changes that will ensure bright future for them and for their children.