By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei
The Senior Presidential Advisor, Kuol Manyang Juuk has accused the United States of America (USA) for creating conflict in South Sudan.
Kuol then called on the South Sudanese to stand alone and not to rely on the US government’s funding saying it’s a trap to get their interest back because there is nothing for free.
He cautioned the people who he said are begging US to reconsider their mind from withdrawing their support to the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), to know that there is nothing for free in this world.
Kuol questioned the whereabouts of the USA before 1983, reminding that South Sudanese were suffering from the marginalization back then where the US help would have been necessary.
He continued to wonder why the USA did not take away the suffering and the marginalization that South Sudanese were facing back then.
He further asked that if the Country’s begging is acknowledged by the USA and they continued to fund the peace body, then what will the country give the USA in return?
“They say let’s go back and beg the USA, because they made this country, No’ it’s we who liberated this country, where were they before 1983, when we were being marginalized? Why did they not stop it,” he questioned.
“Now if they pay us the money, in return for what? Because there is nothing for free, so when someone gives you money it means you must pay it in another form,” Kuol warned.
Kuol was speaking during the launch of Jema Nunu Kumba Foundation during the weekend.
“They will bring their money here, they will come and manage it here, in their own way, then they will be the one to change the system of our government, saying this person is bad, this and that, this is this tribe, this is that tribe to create conflict again, why can’t we be on our own,” he added.
Recently the United States of America withdrew their funding to the peace mechanisms including the ceasefire monitoring body ‘CTSAMVM’.
CTSAMVM is the peace mechanism entrusted with the role of documenting, reporting and monitoring the ceasefire agreement the parties’ signatories to the September 2018 Revitalized Peace Agreement.