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Elites failed to deliver justice and equality – The Sudd Institute

Author : | Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014

The current conflict emerged because the elites have failed to deliver justice and equality for the people of South Sudan, a researcher at a local think-tang has said.

Yesterday, the UNDP together with the Sudd Institute held a public debate in Juba to discuss South Sudan’s National Identity, the Interplay between Fragmented Social Structure and the elites’ Power and Wealth Race.

Abraham Awolich, who is a researcher and policy Analyst at Sudd Institute, said the on-going crisis has resulted from power struggle and resources within the ruling party.

He also said the ruling party the SPLM, is to blame for the current crisis.

“The elites failed to deliver justice,” Mr Awolich said.

“Equality or prosperity and justice were actually put out of reach of the ordinary South Sudanese and while they watch the elite becoming richer and becoming less equal with the rest of the citizens.”

In response, the Deputy Secretary of the SPLM, Dr. Ann Ito, said it is high time for her party to take services to the people.

“Time has come for us to reflect on this country that we love and look at issues including the roles that elites are playing,” said Dr Itto.

The debate by the Sudd Institute was meant to provide awareness that would be instrumental in designing policies that can promote national identity and peaceful co-existence.

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