The caused of rebellion.

Note: I am entitled to my views.

The causation of rebellion and why it is seen as a viable way of opposing government in South Sudan.

As to why south Sudan has been unstable since, after two years of its formal independent from the Arab Islamic Northern Sudan. We take a look on what exactly caused numerous rebellions in the newest nation.

The so called elites of our country scrambled for power and resources in the country immediately after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that granted Southern part of the Sudan autonomy of 6 years interim period after which referendum will be held to let the people of South Sudan decide on whether they will remain united with the Northern part or break away with their independent nation. At the end of the agreed 6 years interim period, people of South Sudan overwhelmingly voted for a separate South Sudan in which South Sudan became a sovereign country on 9th July, 2011.

As all (countrys’ leaders) with ego for power, wealthy and mentality of solving political greviences by military option came in, the signs of a failed state and an environment which doesn’t allow Democracy’s existence in the new nation began, the lobbies for governments’ positions without considering meritocracy, gossips to firing governments’ officials by the President with no evidences, lack of proper accountability of the nations’ resources and other ills that would later on plung the country into this continuous civil war surfaced.

The introduced threats by the government against those whose policies contradict governments’ policies has greatly encouraged rebellion by leaving the country for outside country so that someone be able to oppose the government while in a safe environment. This became the only viable option to take. Service delivery became a fierce and political rhetoric.

Forming political opposition (political party)within the country to freely exercise its political activities as stipulated in the country’s constitution has become meaningless and therefore the fate of Democracy and stability in the country after the above narratives remains uncertain.

By Bona Bol Tong-Arabia.

Civic Education

My impressions on why I desperately in need of Civic Education to be prioritised by our uncles, the key holders of our soil.

Civic education empowers us to be well-informed, active citizens and it also gives us the opportunity to change South Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Έ to be a good conducive soil for living. It is a vital part of any democracy, and equips ordinary people with knowledge about our democracy and our Constitution as well.

Civic education teaches us what we as individuals can do to protect and support our democracy. We come to understand our role and responsibility as active citizens.

Especially since there had not been real democracy practiced for almost seven years now after our hard-won independent from the Arab Islamic North, we really need civic education to know how we can use this empowering political system to better us and all other South Sudanese lives.

Civic education empowers you to change the world around you for the better! The real focus of it in lower grade levels is to prepare young people or students to take part in the governance of their classrooms. It basically begins with their classes, social groups and then, at appropriate levels dealing with formal political organizations and processes.

It is on the other hand, development of active participation in citizenship. This can be possible if students learnt about and appreciate their own rights and thoughts. It is actually the basis of all other forms of participation in development.

Civic Education provides students with core and essential knowledge in regard to social, cultural and political institutions. It is an intensive study and wider understanding of political matters and other organizations. Such study will require students civic understanding after our uncles have accepted this and have legalised it as part of education system in South Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Έ.

Looking forward of a positive recognition of such a useful dreaming idea by the key holders of our soil.

Building Civic Competence of Citizens.

Civic Competence is the capacity or ability to participate effectively in the Political as well as social systems.

The development and practice of Civic competence varies from one country to another country. Many factors are responsible for the variation of Civic commpetence levels.

If citizens are required to be effective in participation, it would presuppose a certain level of Civic Competence on the part of citizens.

In newly created country in the form of Democratizing process like South Sudan where people are just beginning to learn the arts of self-government and even in countries where there are developed democratic institutions, there are limits of Civic competence.