This article was last updated on May 26, 2022
Paul Dhel Gum, the state information minister made his stance on at a ceremony at the University of Bahr el Ghazal over the weekend.
Lately, the country is awash with debates of federalism and some political heavy weights especially in the Greater Equatoria have weighed in. Central Equatoria state governor Clement Wani Konga was the first to make his support for federalism public and he is backed by his counterparts Louis Lobong Lojore (Eastern) and Joseph Bagasi Bakosoro (Western).
However, Gum said people of South Sudan should not look at their country like those countries which are now ruled through federalism due to experiences that they passed through. He said those for federalism, are calling for the disintegration of the country.
He challenged the proponents of federalism not to bring in what they have seen from foreign countries. “Let us open dialogue at all public places to determine what outcomes the federal system of governance would bring to us the people of this country,” said Gum.