Nation outrage against Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial for the failed promises

Nhial Deng Nhial, new Minister of Presidential AffairsNhial Deng Nhial, new Minister of Presidential Affairs

South Sudanese were furious on Monday after no decree was heard on the national television. They had one person to blame, Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, the Minister of the Presidential Affairs.

Early this month, Nhial’s office released a statement confirming the formation of the “Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) and the Council of States on or before” February 15th, 2021.

“Further to the Press Statement issued on the outcome of the meeting of the Presidency that was held yesterday Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021, the Minister of Presidential Affairs hereby wishes to declare that the said meeting also resolved that the (R-TGONU) shall finalize the reconstitution of the Transitional National Legislature Assembly (R-TNLA) and the Council of States on or before February 15, 2021.

As the weekend was nearly over, on Sunday questions were being asked whether the president will order a decree much expected on the TV.

Kiir didn’t appoint the Members of the Parliament on the suggested date causing uproar among the citizens.

It turned out nothing was to be heard, another promised about the formation of the assembly was not fulfilled. The current legislature body mandate has expired since the peace deal was signed in Khartoum in 2018 between Kiir and Machar.

Netizens were taken back on Monday when the promise made by Nhial has elapsed causing stirred of jokes about him on social media.

“Here is the future president of South Sudan made his first lies to the general public. Who will South Sudanese trust for sure?” asked Deng, a social media advocate who questioned the legality of Nhial’s ability to push things within the president’s office.

Deng said this is unheard of. Nhial has never lied to the people of South Sudan and he finds it strange how South Sudan’s political dynamic is changing the character of people.

“This is the guy we had put our hope upon. By working with the president, we thought things will eventually be alright now. No, we were erroneous. This is Nhial’s first public promise and he failed.”

Another shopkeeper in Konyi Konyi market expresses his concerns with how, once again, the government didn’t live up to the promises of reconstituting the R-TNLA).

The shopper, Lado was dismayed because he was waiting perhaps to hear the decree readout that signifies a new beginning after years of having no parliament that presents the entire nation.

“The formation of Transitional National Legislature Assembly means a new beginning, it means people will now look up to the parliament that represents the entire nation. It means peace again. But we don’t know now what is next when this will be possible.”

As the nation takes another political pill of promise not put into practice, South Sudan still has a long way to implement the peace process.

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