OpEd, Politics

Death is death whether you die of hunger or bullet

There are only two days for a man; the birth day and the death day. Whether you like it or not, death is inevitable. But do not let your death find you where you are.

Death by a bullet is far more glorious than death by hunger! Dying a cowardly death dims one’s legacy but dying a heroic death brightens one’s legacy till the end of the earth.

Dear South Sudanese, there is no death that has a nickname. Death is death whether you die of hunger or of a gunshot wound! Yes, a country where indecisiveness rules over service delivery for sure does not have rubber bullets and tear gas because leaders go wild after what removes them from their positions.

But take it into account that when you stay at home, “hunger kills you” and when you go out to seek solutions to the economic derangement, “a bullet kills you too”. So, you are dying by all means. Which death is better here?

Definitely, death by a bullet is better because you will leave a case behind for the international community to follow up! Take my word. Before you get decomposed in your grave, the one who killed you will have smelt a rat as the International Criminal Court hunts for him.

It is a matter of days and he follows you. So why do you want to die at home instead of dying around his palace to soak him with death? I know hunger impairs an ability to decide, but when someone decides on what to improve your condition, accept it wholeheartedly and take action immediately.

Despite tremendous efforts being exerted by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to improve the economy, the Economic Cluster and committee formed and tasked with a recovery of the country’s economy could not even improve the economy in their own houses. It was just a day ago the economic cluster met with the president and the prices continue shooting up day by day.

The common man suffers a great deal from hunger as prices have skyrocketed together with the dollar rate. In fact, there is no reference year which may be cited as the year where prices dropped when the dollar rate dropped. Prices never drop although the dollar rate drops. Does it mean there is no solution for it at all? What makes the dollar rate drop can too make the prices drop!

The children of the common man sit eyeing the road through which their father goes out to hunt for food, expecting him to return with food but he returns barehanded as one sandwich is unaffordable nowadays. Do you know how shameful it is to be embraced in the evening by your children in expectation of what you have brought along for survival and to their dismay, you throw your hands on your laps to signal that things are not okay?

What worsens such a situation is that the children of a neighbour who is a government official of high profile are satisfied and your children wonder where that man gets food from and our father fails to get it.

There is a limit for everything, the political torture to match the citizens with this giant hunger so that they abandon issues to do with the government is an inhumane act and is punishable by law. It is unbearable.

This economic crisis is unending and so, minds must be cooked for a permanent solution. Even a leaderless country cannot have its economy fluctuating the same way South Sudan’s economy is fluctuating. To me, the economic cluster is too incapable and so, it should be reformed.

Thanks for reading “Sowing The Seed Of Truth”.

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